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As Tim Berners-Lee celebrates 25 years of the World Wide Web this week, Tanya Lawler, vice president of eBay UK, explores why the internet revolutionised shopping and how the best retailers continue to adapt.
John Cook, the editor-in-chief of Gawker , is leaving the news site to join First Look Media, the media company bankrolled by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.
"You have probably never heard of Bart Mackaya but he is the first pot stock billionaire.
Leon Cooperman, chief executive of hedge fund Omega Advisors, said Monday that he agreed with activist investor Carl Icahn's push for eBay Inc to spin off its PayPal online payments business.
The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Pennsylvania school district that wants to prevent students from wearing "I Boobies!" bracelets to promote breast cancer awareness among young people.
The e-Commerce giant's decision came in a preliminary annual proxy filing to shareholders, which asked that shareholders re-elect four board members including CEO John J. Donahoe.
EBay Inc on Monday rejected activist investor Carl Icahn's two nominees to its board, saying both were unqualified, and urged shareholders to vote against them at its next annual meeting.
Icahn has been releasing open shareholder letters regarding eBay since last month .
In 2013, eBay announced a big focus on growth in emerging markets for its marketplace, in particular, Russia, Brazil and China.
That's really not the way it's supposed to work, as the market is said to dislike uncertainty and there's certainly plenty of that at the moment.
Almost every day for the past few weeks, there has been either Icahn invoking the words of famous U.S. naval heroes in his arguments against eBay board members Marc Andreessen and Scott Cook, and that PayPal should be spun off as its own business, or a counterstrike by the likes of eBay board chairman Pierre Omidyar .
Dear eBay Queen: I've been selling for a couple of years, and I'm trying to figure out how I can make this a part time job with full-time income.
Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, fired back at hedge fund manager Carl Icahn, who recently blasted eBay TheStreet's Jim Cramer, co-manager of the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio, pointed out that Andreessen, the creator of the old Netscape web browser, sits on the board of eBay as well as Facebook Cramer agreed ... (more)
"We are strongly encouraged by the results published yesterday of an investor survey conducted by Bernstein Research regarding our campaign to prove to eBay's board of directors that stockholders are in favor of separating PayPal from the company," Icahn said in his letter.