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September 17, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The founders of Skype filed a copyright lawsuit against EBay Inc. and the firms planning to buy the Internet-calling business, saying damages are growing at $75 million a day. The founders' company, Joltid Ltd., also asked for an injunction to stop the alleged infringement, according to a filing in U.S. District Court in Northern California. Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom retained the rights to Skype's software code when EBay bought the company in 2005. Since then, EBay has showed the source code to third parties, copied it and altered it without permission, the complaint says.
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BUSINESS
September 24, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
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.
OPINION
July 21, 2010
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BUSINESS
July 15, 2008 | From the Associated Press
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."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2004 | Mike Conklin, Chicago Tribune
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.
BUSINESS
April 8, 2005 | Mark Harrington, Newsday
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.
BUSINESS
September 13, 2005 | Chris Gaither and Alex Pham, Times Staff Writers
Oracle Corp. and EBay Inc. went on a $10-billion shopping spree Monday -- the latest in a series of acquisitions that signal the buy-or-be-bought outlook of a maturing Silicon Valley. Oracle, which has closed seven other deals since January, bought Siebel Systems Inc. for $5.85 billion to eliminate a big rival in corporate software and position itself to challenge market leader SAP. EBay agreed to pay as much as $4.
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