March 24, 2009 |
EBay Inc. started a trial version of its Skype Internet-calling service for corporate users, seeking to expand the business beyond consumers as sales at its Web-auction unit decline. Customers can make calls from Skype to a participating company's phone system at no cost, EBay said. Companies also can call land lines and mobile phones for as little as 2.1 cents a minute. EBay reported a 16% drop in sales for the marketplace business, its biggest unit, last quarter.
September 24, 1998 |
EBay Inc., operator of the most active Internet auction site, raised $63 million Wednesday in the first initial public stock offering to hit the market in four weeks. The San Jose-based company sold 3.5 million shares at $18 each, the top of the $16-to-$18 range set by lead underwriter Goldman, Sachs & Co. Goldman raised the expected range by 13% earlier Wednesday, from $14 to $16.
May 16, 2000 |
EBay Inc., one of the few profitable Internet retailers, said its costs are expected to rise because of growing marketing expenses and an anticipated decline in the number of transactions per user. "Our historic growth rates are not sustainable and we expect in the near term that our costs . . . will continue to increase," the online auction operator said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
July 21, 2010
The following customer service transcript has been edited only to remove numbers specific to the transaction under discussion and I.D./time stamps that do not reflect actual pauses in the exchange. To: markpinegrove From: eBay Customer Support Subject: eBay Live Help — Chat Transcript (KMM2805142515977L0KM Hello, thank you for contacting eBay Live Help team. Please see below for your chat transcript with us. Transcript Notes Disposition Codes Properties Session ID: 23878892 (KMM2805142515977L0KM)
July 15, 2008 |
EBay Inc. scored an important victory in court Monday as a federal judge said companies such as jeweler Tiffany & Co., not auction platforms like EBay, are responsible for policing their trademarks online. Tiffany had sued EBay in 2004, arguing that most items listed for sale as genuine Tiffany products on EBay's sites were fakes. But U.S. District Judge Richard J. Sullivan in New York ruled that EBay couldn't be held liable for trademark infringement "based solely on their generalized knowledge that trademark infringement might be occurring on their websites."
September 10, 2004 |
In the sparse, northwest corner of Oklahoma, Waynoka is a small (pop. 993), hard-pressed rural community actually winning the fight to preserve a local heritage once richer and more colorful. Its weapon is EBay. Sandie Olson, unpaid president of the Waynoka Historical Society, has gone online regularly for three years, doggedly pursuing collectibles related to the town's past as a U.S. transportation hub.
April 8, 2005 |
Eleven customers have filed a suit against online auctioneer EBay Inc. and its pay-system affiliate, PayPal Inc., alleging they schemed with an electronics merchant to encourage use of the payment system but frequently denied refunds when products weren't delivered as promised.