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Major step ahead for cryptography

Imagine you could work out the answer to a question, without knowing what the question was. For example, suppose someone thinks of two numbers and then asks another person to work out their sum, without letting ...

May 26, 2010
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eBay fined in France for selling upscale perfumes

(AP) -- Online auction site eBay Inc. was fined euro1.7 million ($2.5 million) by a Paris court on Monday for failing to stop the sale of famous perfume brands like Christian Dior, Guerlain, Givenchy and ...

Nov 30, 2009
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eBay buys mobile software maker Critical Path

Online auction house eBay on Wednesday announced it has bought mobile gadget application maker Critical Path Software as it follows buyers and sellers onto smartphones and other devices.

Dec 15, 2010
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Overstock.com unloads goods at Utah auction

(AP) -- Overstock.com, the online retailer known for selling distressed merchandise, was feeling a little distressed itself. With household merchandise stacking up in a warehouse, it opened the doors Thursday ...

Dec 16, 2011
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EBay's PayPal envisions doubling in size by 2011

(AP) -- EBay Inc.'s name may conjure images of online auctions, but the company is hoping to turn attention to its second-largest business - PayPal - which it expects to blossom significantly in the next few years.

Mar 11, 2009
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eBay may use Skype money for acquisitions: CEO

EBay may use some of the $2.4 billion it will receive from the sale of its stake in Skype to make acquisitions, the chief executive of the online auction giant said in an interview published Monday.

May 23, 2011
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India slowly gets to grips with ecommerce

Vipul Modi is a busy high court lawyer in India's financial capital Mumbai. Like many people, he uses the Internet to buy rail and airline tickets as well as pay his utility bills.

May 16, 2010
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