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Online Marketplace Gumroad Launches An iPhone App

You can browse content on the mobile app, but you can still only make purchases through Gumroad's website. Earlier this month, Gumroad, an online platform for creators to sell directly to their fans and followers, announced a partnership with Twitter to test the social network's new buy button. Show More Summary

PayPal's Split From eBay Is the Best Thing That Could Happen to It

It was supposed to be a marriage between two parties that complemented one anothereBay had built up an impressive auction marketplace that accounted for the majority of PayPal's business and PayPal had mastered online payments, something...Show More Summary

eBay Opens Its Marketplace To Online Russian Stores

With more than 60 million Internet users—the largest number in any country in Europe—Russia has been a prime target for foreign e-commerce giants.

EBay plans to splin off PayPal

EBay Inc., the world's biggest online marketplace, said it would split off its payments arm PayPal, finally bowing to pressure from activist shareholder Carl Icahn after nine months. EBay and PayPal... To view the full story, click the title link.

eBay: Third Point’s Loeb Has ‘Significant Position,’ Says CNBC; Talked to Donahoe

It seems where Carl Icahn failed, Dan Loeb perhaps succeeded. Following eBay’s (EBAY) statement this morning that eBay will split into two companies, the “Marketplaces” business and the Paypal payments business, CNBC’s Scott Wapner reports that unnamed sources tell him that activist fund Third Point’s Dan Loeb had “taken a significant position” in eBay before the split was [...]

After 12 Years Together, eBay And PayPal Will Separate

On Tuesday, eBay Inc. announced it was splitting up into two companies—its eBay marketplaces unit and PayPal, its faster-growing payments unit. The move, expected to be completed in 2015, essentially reverses eBay's 2002 acquisition of PayPal. Show More Summary

PayPal Unshackled – Now Is the Time

eBay announced today plans to separate itself into two companies, one the core eBay marketplace business and the other is the PayPal payments business.  This is a move that’s been contemplated by folks both inside the company and outside for many years.  Recently prominent activist shareholders have also been “encouraging” eBay management to spin off […]

eBay to Spin Off PayPal

Activist investor Carl Icahn had pushed for the online marketplace to split

Springboard's Kay Koplovitz: You Need a Crystal Clear Marketing Message

If you're giving out mixed messages, you'll confuse the consumer and your marketplace.

Mosaic Ventures launches a $140 million fund for European startups

The VC focuses, but doesn’t limit itself, on marketplaces, next generation finance and payments, bitcoin and the blockchain, SaaS for SMEs, analytics, education and health.

Online marketplace for plastic surgery attracts investors in China

15 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China-based startup Yuemei, an online marketplace for cosmetic surgery, recently received an unspecified amount in Series A funding, Sina Tech reports, as investors are trying to cash in on the country's growing desire for procedures of the prosthetic kind. [ more › ]

Hem, Fab’s Pivot Into Home Furnishings, Goes Live In 40 Markets

19 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Three months after Fab.com, the New York-based design/fashion marketplace, acquired Helsinki’s One Nordic and announced its intention to pivot its European business to focus solely on original home furnishings, the company is putting its eggs into a new basket — or basket chair, as the case may be. Show More Summary

The Goldman Tapes And Why The Delusion Of Macro-Prudential Regulation Means The Next Crash Is Nigh | David Stockman

It should be evident by now that regulatory capture and the inherent capacity of the marketplace to evade bureaucratic rules, edicts and embedded supervisors mean that "macro-pru" is a crock--an excuse to prolong a dangerous monetary...Show More Summary

CNNgo Launches: ‘There is Nothing Else Quite Like this in the Marketplace Today’

CNNx is now CNNgo. The digital product, which gives viewers access to live TV, 24 hours of shows, on-demand access to original programs, and more, launched yesterday and is free, without cable authentication, for the next 10 days. CNN...Show More Summary

Xbox One launches in China with 10 approved games

The Xbox One is out in China, following a brief, last-minute delay. This launch marks the first time a foreign console has been allowed on the Chinese marketplace in 14 years. Microsoft partnered with Chinese media company BesTV on the release, and...

Artistic Inspiration or Piracy? Does Copyright Law Favor the Famous?

"Michael Jackson and Bubbles" -- Jeff Koons APM Marketplace Jeff Koons’ retrospective show at the Whitney Museum of Art is a grand testimonial to his work over the decades. It is also “a time capsule for copyright law,” says Andrew Gilden, teaching fellow at Stanford University Law School.

USell: Ramping Up For A Strong Q4 And An Insightful Management Interview

By Tom Shaughnessy: Opening: USell (OTCQB:USEL), an online re-commerce marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of smartphones, has made strides forward following our initial comprehensive report on the company. First Half Of 2014 Was...Show More Summary

Why Alibaba Will Continue To Benefit From Foreign Entry Into The Chinese Marketplace

By Michael Grogan: In the latest nod to China's growing influence in the world economy, Alibaba's (NYSE:BABA) recent IPO was the largest and most profound in recent times, with a collective size of $25 billion. Not only did the company's...Show More Summary

UK Startup miDrive Scores £2M For Its Learn To Drive Mobile App And Instructor Marketplace

miDrive, the UK startup that offers a mobile app to help you learn to drive, has closed a £2 million series A round, adding to the £1 million previously raised. Investors include MBM Capital Partners and Holiday Extras, while miDrive...Show More Summary

Lending Club: Alibaba-Sized Opportunity

By Triton Research: Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) is a marketplace, unlike vertical retailers such as Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). While Amazon acquires wholesale inventory, warehouses it and then ships it after making a retail sale, Alibaba's marketplace matches buyers and sellers - freeing Alibaba from inventory risk, logistical challenges, and low margins. Show More Summary

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