PayPal Will Soon Be Free to Work With Amazon and Alibaba

PayPal Will Soon Be Free to Work With Amazon and Alibaba

As eBay and PayPal await their impending divorce, new filings reveal that the two companies will soon be free to do business with their most entrenched enemies.

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The Startup That Thinks It Can Dethrone eBay

The Startup That Thinks It Can Dethrone eBay

Twice wants to make selling used stuff online less painful for sellers — and buying that stuff more fun for buyers.

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EBay’s Plan to Reinvent Retail Shopping With Magic Mirrors

EBay’s Plan to Reinvent Retail Shopping With Magic Mirrors

Though most consumers still think of eBay strictly as online shopping, the company’s official corporate mission is to become a venue for all commerce—and that means integrating with the physical world.

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How Alibaba Created the World’s Biggest Online Shopping Day

How Alibaba Created the World’s Biggest Online Shopping Day

Thanks to Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba, Singles Day has become the single biggest online shopping day in the world.

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Tech Giants Are Splitting Up Because They Do Too Much at Once

Tech Giants Are Splitting Up Because They Do Too Much at Once

According to the cliché, controlling the direction of large organizations is like “steering the Titanic.” But in the case of corporate tech, the better metaphor might be the iceberg itself: frozen, adrift, unable to resist or respond to the powerful effects of climate change. Until this week, the comparison to a cold and lonely island […]

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EBay Will Spin Off PayPal Into a Separate Company

EBay Will Spin Off PayPal Into a Separate Company

EBay is breaking away from PayPal, turning its payments operation into a separate, publicly traded company. “ebay and PayPal will be sharper and stronger, and more focused and competitive as leading, standalone companies in their respective markets,” eBay CEO John Donahoe said in a statement on the move, announced early Tuesday morning. “As independent companies, […]

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