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Some are investing in it-most bounteously, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who bought The Washington Post for $250 million, and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, who has pledged the same amount to his new First Look Media; but also the executives at Disney-owned ESPN in Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight, those at Vox Media in Ezra Klein's planned wonkipedia, a ... (more)
Computerworld - The Center for Democracy and Technology is sounding an early warning on a proposal in the president's 2008 budget that would require Internet businesses like eBay and Amazon.com to collect personal data on their customers and share it with the Internal Revenue Service.
CIO - A Taiwanese start-up began selling handsets used with Skype's popular Internet phone calling software in the U.S. early this month for about half the price of rival products.
The recently launched PlayStation 3 and Wii game consoles remain popular on Internet auction sites, but the price they are fetching is falling as launch-related hype dies down.
EBay plans later this month to begin testing a redesign of its search results pages that will contain more information for each listed item and will sport a new look and layout.
Best Buy Co. Inc. CEO Hubert Joly on Tuesday urged Congress to force online merchants to collect sales tax from customers, in his most forceful public statement on the matter to date.
The news should be sweet music to the ears of bloggers looking to make a living out of their Web scribbles, as it will likely make the fantasy a reality for many.
Yahoo and eBay on Thursday said they will team up to enhance their Web search, online advertising and Web payment services, as well as offer a new toolbar, in an effort to better position the two Internet giants for competition with uber search firm Google, The Wall Street Journal reports .
PCHome, which has taken over day-to-day operation of the joint venture, said the beta version of the new auction site will open Sept.
While entrepreneurship and higher education are sometimes thought to run counterintuitive , Colgate University invited five of Silicon Valley's biggest rock stars to speak to its students this weekend -- as well as to host a Shark Tank of sorts, in which three young founders walked away with $5,000 in funding.
Icahn, who has made billions by battling boards, is one of the most well-respected investors of all time.
John Cook, the editor of The Intercept, was asked what kind of reporters he's seeing to hire at the news site, which is financially backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and has journalist Glenn Greenwald as one of its founders.
Peter Nieh, partner at Lightspeed Venture, in a TechFlash Silicon Valley Q&A spoke about the firm's title sponsorship of the region's first pro Ultimate disc team, investment bubbles, what he invests in and why he long ago passed on backing eBay when it was just getting started.
This past Friday, April 11, Colgate University hosted the opening night of its Entrepreneur Weekend.
The expectation was that new media would not inherit the legacy of homogeneity. The wish was that new media would evolve from the historical tradition of under-representation for minorities and be better.
EBay chief executive John Donahoe knew something was up when his firm's security team advised him not to attend a conference for sellers on safety grounds.