News tagged with online auctions

Rivals likely to reach for Google's 'Wallet'

With the announcement of "Google Wallet" the Internet giant became the first player to dash into a future where people use smartphones as credit cards, but rivals are expected to cut its lead short.

dateMay 30, 2011 in Business
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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.

dateMay 23, 2011 in Business
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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 ...

dateMay 26, 2010 in Computer Sciences
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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.

dateMay 16, 2010 in Internet
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Five Dutch operators buy into 2.6 GHz band

Five mobile operators now own portions of the Netherlands' new 2.6 Gigahertz frequency band, which allows for super-fast broadband, the Dutch telecommunications agency announced Monday.

dateApr 26, 2010 in Telecom
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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 ...

dateNov 30, 2009 in Internet
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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.

dateMar 11, 2009 in Internet
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