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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Ebay Now Pulled From App Store As Company Rethinks Its Same-Day Delivery Plans   —  Ebay Now, the same-day local delivery service from the online marketplace giant, was pulled from the App Store over the weekend, where previously it allowed mobile customers to shop from their phones in order …
Nov 24, 2014, 12:10 PMIn context
Cromwell Schubarth / Silicon Valley Business Journal:
Ex-eBay, Google payments exec Tilenius launches mobile health startup Vida   —  Stephanie Tilenius, who has spent much of her recent career in the payments and commerce business at Google, eBay and PayPal, is getting back to her roots in a way with her latest startup.
Oct 28, 2014, 7:05 PMIn context
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:
Andreessen Steps Down From EBay Board Ahead of PayPal Spinoff   —  Months after publicly defending his role as an eBay director against Carl C. Icahn, the venture capitalist Marc Andreessen is now stepping down from the e-commerce company's board.  —  As eBay moves to spin off its PayPal payments unit …
Oct 20, 2014, 10:55 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
EBay Beats On EPS Of $0.68, Misses On Sales Of $4.35B; Shares Fall On Lower Forecasts   —  E-commerce giant EBay, soon to be split into two businesses, today reported its third-quarter earnings.  The company reported revenues of $4.4 billion (or, $4.353 billion, to be exact), growing 12% on a year ago …
Oct 15, 2014, 4:25 PMIn context
Ben Thompson / stratechery:
PayPal is at a disadvantage because it focused on peer-to-peer payments, not merchant-based transactions   —  PayPal's Incentive Problem  —  Last week eBay announced that PayPal would be spun out into a separate company, fixing two big problems for PayPal:
Oct 7, 2014, 4:05 AMIn context
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
eBay's new live auctions effort launches Thursday with Swann Auction Galleries in New York   —  eBay Tries Its Lot With Live Auctions, Again  —  EBay is taking a second swing at letting its users bid on items sold at live auction houses.  —  A number of New York galleries will open …
Oct 6, 2014, 2:30 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Backed By $9.5 Million, Curbside Launches A Mobile Shopping App For Same-Day Pickup, Not Delivery   —  A number of companies today are experimenting with same-day e-commerce, including Amazon, Google, eBay, Instacart and others - but for most, the focus has been on same-day delivery.
Oct 6, 2014, 12:05 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Payment Network Dwolla Picks Up A Strategic $9.7M Led By CME Group   —  On the same day that eBay announced that it plans to spin off its payments business PayPal, a smaller payments competitor has quietly announced another round of funding to continue building out its own platform.
Sep 30, 2014, 6:45 PMIn context
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:
Activist investor Carl Icahn praises “no brainer” PayPal spin off, says PayPal should consolidate the payments industry with acquisitions or a merger   —  Carl Icahn: Now PayPal Needs To Buy Or Merge With Another Payments Company  —  After urging eBay to spin off its PayPal business for months …
Sep 30, 2014, 12:50 PMIn context
New York Times:
Senior Amex exec Daniel Schulman joins PayPal as president, will become CEO after split   —  EBay to Spin Off PayPal, Adopting Strategy Backed by Icahn  —  By Michael J. de la Merced and Andrew Ross Sorkin  —  EBay said on Tuesday that it would spin off its PayPal payments unit …
Sep 30, 2014, 7:35 AMIn context

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