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eBay founder Pierre Omidyar plans new media company

Oct 17, 2013
The founder of eBay gets into the news business, even recruiting Glenn Greenwald, who brings with him a trove of unpublished security documents from Edward Snowden.

Why you shouldn't sell historic art on eBay

Jul 29, 2013
eBay sellers who listed a piece of the original Schindler's list received no bids for the historic document.

So goes tech earnings, so goes the economy?

Jul 18, 2013
Intel and eBay are forecasting choppy waters for the second half of the year. Google and Microsoft will release their latest business reports later today.

Yard sale or online auction: The best way to get cash for clutter

Jul 5, 2013
Summer is the perfect time to get rid of your unwanted items, but is it more lucrative to sell stuff online or at a traditional a yard sale?

The consequences of an online sales tax

Apr 22, 2013
Online sales taxes are up for debate again and big guys like eBay are crying foul. What are the real consequences of an online sales tax for retailers?

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Big Data creates big industry for storing data

Apr 4, 2013
Every purchase, online web search and even cellphone call generates data that companies hope to use to boost sales. But storing all that data is becoming a big expense, and it has spawned a multibillion-dollar industry.
The data storage market is now worth about $70 billion a year.
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The Aftermath of Aaron Swartz's Suicide; Using PayPal at the Pump

Jan 17, 2013
The death of a freedom of information campaigner and accused hacker is prompting a bid to change federal law on computer abuse and fraud. Aaron Swartz, 26, killed himself on Friday as he awaited trial for breaking into MIT’s computer system to make public subscription-only academic journals in a database called J-Stor. Professor James Grimmelmann […]

eBay gets boost from mobile bidders

Jan 16, 2013
eBay reports fourth-quarter earnings amid high expectations, as tablet and smartphone user bid up business on the online auction site.