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eBay Inc.




Web: http://www.ebay.com
Email: [mailto:]
Phone: [callto://]
Address: 2145 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, California 95125, US


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Founding: 1995
Employees: 8100
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Subsidiaries: PayPal, Skype


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eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) is a successful online auction website]], at which people from all around the world buy and sell goods and services.

eBay boosters have claimed that in terms of revenue growth, eBay is among the fastest-growing companies of all time.



eBay was founded in 1995 by Pierre Omidyar as "AuctionWeb", part of a larger personal site that included, among other things, Omidyar's own tongue-in-cheek tribute to the Ebola virus.

Originally, the site belonged to Echo Bay Technology Group, Omidyar's consulting firm. (The frequently repeated story that eBay was founded to trade w:PEZ dispensers was fabricated by a public relations manager in 1997 to interest the media. This was revealed in Adam Cohen's 2002 book and confirmed by eBay.) Omidyar had tried to register the domain name "EchoBay.com" but found it already taken, so he shortened it to his second choice, "eBay.com".



  • In May, 1999, eBay acquired the online payment service Billpoint, which it shut down after acquiring Paypal.
  • In June, 2000, eBay acquired Half.com.
  • In July, 2002, eBay acquired PayPal, for $1.5 billion in stock. PayPal provides a service which allows people to send money electronically by typing credit card numbers to email addresses. At the time of the acquisition, 60% of PayPal's business came from people using eBay.
  • On 11 July, 2003 eBay Inc. acquired EachNet, a leading ecommerce company in China, paying approximately $150 million in cash.
  • In June 22, 2004, eBay acquired all outstanding shares of Baazee.com, an Indian auction site for approximately US $50 million in cash, plus acquisition costs.
  • In September 2004, eBay moved forward on its acquisition of Korean rival Internet Auction Co. (IAC), buying nearly 3 million shares of the Korean online trading company for 125,000 Korean won (about US$109) per share.


  • Danish company suing eBay's China unit for counterfeit listings ... - Forbes
  • High court to hear landmark eBay patent case - Reuters
  • Coveted BBC Badges Trafficked On Whitman's EBay - Forbes
  • Ebay shuts down Russian password broker website - TG Daily
  • America's #1 eBay Drop-off Store Franchise Announces Rapid ... - TMCnet
  • eBay Sellers Face Tough Tax Questions - E-Commerce Times
  • eBay "neutral weight" - newratings.com
  • Security Breach at eBay's PayPal Service Raises Many Questions but ... - Auctionbytes
  • The price of fame (according to eBay) - Hannibal Courier Post
  • Collector finds link to past on eBay - Beaumont Enterprise
  • ... more news


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founding year: 1,995 (+)
number of employees: 8,100 (+)