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eBay begins push into offline market with touchscreen store windows

eBay begins push into offline market with touchscreen store windows

eBay hopes to infiltrate the offline market come this summer and it's first step involves collaborating with a retailer to launch a touchscreen store window. eBay CEO John Donahoe spoke at TechCrunch's Disrupt NY event and said that a retailer, whose name was not revealed, in New York will feature a life size touchscreen store window compliments of eBay. The touchscreen store window is just one of many to come.

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eBay seeks help from users to fight an upcoming federal sales tax legislation

eBay seeks help from users to fight an upcoming federal sales tax legislation

A new legislation, known as the Marketplace Fairness Act, will allow states to require online retailers to collect and remit use tax on purchases shipped into their states. The new legislation will only affect businesses that generate over $1 million in out-of-state sales, however, John Donahoe, CEO of eBay, says that merchants who generate less than $10 million in sales, and/or have less than 50 employees, should also be exempt.

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Snapdeal raises $50 million in funding from eBay and investors

Snapdeal raises $50 million in funding from eBay and investors

Snapdeal, an online marketplace located in New Dehli, India, has just secured $50 million in funding thanks to eBay as well as its current investors, Bessemer Venture Partners, Nexus Venture, and IndoUS Venture Partners. eBay was looking for companies in India to invest its resources into, and it ended up choosing Snapdeal. Out of the 40 companies eBay was looking into, it found it had the best synergy with Snapdeal.

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eBay shutting down electronics trade-in program

eBay shutting down electronics trade-in program

Trade-in programs are a dime a dozen nowadays, and it seems that eBay is doing us all a favor and killing one of its own in order to cut down the number of them floating around on the internet. eBay's Instant Sale trade-in program -- where users can trade in their electronics for a set amount of cash -- is shutting its doors.

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eBay to launch new personalized homepage tomorrow

eBay to launch new personalized homepage tomorrow

eBay will be revamping its homepage tomorrow to give it more of a Pinterest-esque feel. This new design, while it looks very nice, will also spell trouble for your wallet. The new homepage will allow you to create a custom feed filled with your favorite interests, brands, and trends. Everytime you visit the eBay home page, new items will pop up that match your customized feed, leading to more temptation to buy things. The feed will also continuously update while you're shopping around on eBay.

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PayPal launches prepaid PayPal My Cash Card

PayPal launches prepaid PayPal My Cash Card

One of the more annoying things about PayPal and getting money into your account has always been the need to transfer money from your bank account. Bank account transfers have been the primary method of getting money into a PayPal account since the service launched. PayPal announced that it has now launched its first fully branded cash loading card.

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