Discover finds partners in evolving mobile payments
In a memorable episode of "Seinfeld," George suffers from back problems because of a ridiculously overstuffed wallet. His wallet later explodes. The episode mocked one of the inconveniences of the modern world, the explosion ...
New US lobby calls for 'free, innovative' Internet
A new Washington lobby group—comprised of the biggest firms in the online space—formally launched Wednesday, saying it would fight for a "free and innovative" Internet.
eBay bans sales of topless Kate magazine
US Internet auction giant eBay is banning sales of copies of French magazine Closer that feature photos of Prince William's wife Catherine topless, the website said on Tuesday.
PayPal to offer in-store payments thru Discover
PayPal is expanding its brick-and-mortar payment services to more than 7 million stores across the U.S. in a partnership with Discover Financial Services.
EBay bans sales of supernatural items: magic spells, potions, hexes
Making a profit on the occult arts? Cultivating a loyal customer base for potions, magic spells and psychic readings? Not on eBay, you're not.
Google, Facebook, eBay launch US Internet lobby
Big technology firms including Google, Facebook, eBay and Amazon have joined to create a new lobby group aimed at promoting "an open, innovative and free Internet."
Russian held in Cyprus on US hacking charge
A Russian national accused of cyber attacks on the online retail giant Amazon.com in 2008 has been arrested in Cyprus, US officials said Thursday.
EBay more than doubles 2Q earnings, revenue up (Update)
(AP) EBay Inc. more than doubled its second-quarter net income thanks to higher revenue from its PayPal online payments business and its e-commerce websites.
Selling on eBay? Get higher bids with a red background
The color red influences consumers to become more aggressive in online auctions and affects how much they are willing to pay for products as varied as video game consoles and Florida vacation packages, according to a new ...
EBay to power new data center with fuel cells
Alibaba.com $2.5B privatization bid approved
(AP) -- Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group's $2.5 billion bid to take its Hong Kong-listed unit private was cleared Friday by minority shareholders, easing the way for CEO Jack Ma to gain more control over his company's ...
Yahoo's $7.1B deal with Alibaba offers ray of hope
After years of mortifying missteps, Yahoo Inc. finally has something to boast about: a multibillion-dollar windfall from a savvy investment in China.
Jack Ma: English teacher turned Internet billionaire
After being knocked back by American venture capitalists in 1999, Jack Ma -- a cash-strapped entrepreneur -- convinced friends to give him $60,000 to start Chinese online retailer Alibaba.com.
Yahoo's new boss revamps recently created division
(AP) -- Yahoo's new boss is reorganizing a consumer-commerce division created by recently dispatched CEO Scott Thompson.