The German government on Wednesday approved a draft law to crack down on VAT fraud in online sales by tightening the rules for e-commerce giants like Amazon and eBay.
Google is appealing a $2.9 billion fine imposed by European Union regulators.
India's top e-commerce company Flipkart announced Monday it had raised $1.4 billion in a record funding round that shores up the online retail giant in its fight against Amazon.
A French employee at the Orleans Museum of Natural History was found guilty and handed a three-month suspended sentence for stealing hundreds of stones and fossils dating back to the Neolithic era and selling them on eBay.
In another bid to make shipping a less annoying experience, Shyp announced a partnership with eBay on Tuesday that will give eBay sellers the option to send goods via its on-demand packing and mailing service.
EBay said Tuesday it was selling part of its stake in India's ecommerce startup Snapdeal, but said the Asian nation remains an "important market" for the US online giant.
A new automated data mining system researched and developed at the University of Kent could lead to a dramatic increase in the detection of potentially illegal online sales of elephant ivory through eBay.
When eBay and PayPal split up on Friday, they'll face different challenges than they did as a combined company.
EBay sold its Enterprise business for $925 million and topped Wall Street expectations for its second-quarter earnings as the online retailer prepares to spin off PayPal.
Online payments titan PayPal said Wednesday it is buying international money-sending service Xoom in a deal valued at $890 million.