EBay

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eBay Inc. is an American multinational e-commerce corporation based in San Jose, California, that facilitates consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website.wikipedia
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San Jose, California

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eBay Inc. is an American multinational e-commerce corporation based in San Jose, California, that facilitates consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website.
Major global tech companies including Cisco Systems, eBay, Adobe Systems, PayPal, Broadcom, Samsung, Acer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Western Digital maintain their headquarters in San Jose, in the center of Silicon Valley.

Pierre Omidyar

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eBay was founded by Pierre Omidyar in the autumn of 1995, and became a notable success story of the dot-com bubble. The AuctionWeb was founded in California on September 3, 1995, by French-born Iranian-American computer programmer Pierre Omidyar as part of a larger personal site.
He is the founder of eBay where he served as chairman from 1998 to 2015.

Dot-com bubble

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eBay was founded by Pierre Omidyar in the autumn of 1995, and became a notable success story of the dot-com bubble.
Others, such as Cisco, whose stock declined by 86%, and Qualcomm, lost a big portion of their market capitalization but survived, and some companies, such as eBay and Amazon.com, lost value but recovered quickly.

PayPal

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eBay previously offered online money transfers as part of its services (via PayPal, which was a wholly owned subsidiary of eBay from 2002 to 2015).
Established in 1998 as Confinity, PayPal had its initial public offering in 2002, and became a wholly owned subsidiary of eBay later that year.

Kijiji

In addition to eBay's original auction-style sales, the website has evolved and expanded to include: instant "Buy It Now" shopping; shopping by Universal Product Code, ISBN, or other kind of SKU number (via Half.com, which was shut down in 2017); online classified advertisements (via Kijiji, or eBay Classifieds); online event ticket trading (via StubHub); and other services.
It is a fully owned subsidiary of eBay launched in February 2005.

Jeffrey Skoll

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Jeffrey Skoll was hired as the first new president of the company in early 1996.
He was the first employee and subsequently first president of eBay, eventually using the wealth this gave him to become a philanthropist, particularly through the Skoll Foundation, and his media company Participant Media.

StubHub

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In addition to eBay's original auction-style sales, the website has evolved and expanded to include: instant "Buy It Now" shopping; shopping by Universal Product Code, ISBN, or other kind of SKU number (via Half.com, which was shut down in 2017); online classified advertisements (via Kijiji, or eBay Classifieds); online event ticket trading (via StubHub); and other services.
In 2007, StubHub was acquired by online auctions service eBay for $310 million.

Half.com

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In addition to eBay's original auction-style sales, the website has evolved and expanded to include: instant "Buy It Now" shopping; shopping by Universal Product Code, ISBN, or other kind of SKU number (via Half.com, which was shut down in 2017); online classified advertisements (via Kijiji, or eBay Classifieds); online event ticket trading (via StubHub); and other services.
Half.com was an e-commerce website and a subsidiary of eBay in which sellers offered items for sale at fixed prices.

Iranian Americans

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The AuctionWeb was founded in California on September 3, 1995, by French-born Iranian-American computer programmer Pierre Omidyar as part of a larger personal site.
Iranians have been founders or senior executives at eBay, Oracle, Google, Dropbox, YouTube, Uber, Expedia, Twitter, and other major corporations.

Meg Whitman

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Meg Whitman was hired by the board as eBay president and CEO in March 1998.
Whitman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay, from 1998 to 2008.

Online auction

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The company manages the eBay website, an online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a wide variety of goods and services worldwide.
The largest online auction site is eBay, which was the first to support person-to-person transactions.

Benchmark (venture capital firm)

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In 1997 the company received $6.7 million in funding from the venture capital firm Benchmark Capital.
The firm's most successful investment was a 1997 investment of $6.7 million in eBay for 22.1% of the company.

Mary Lou Song

The frequently repeated story that eBay was founded to help Omidyar's fiancée trade Pez candy dispensers was fabricated by a public relations manager, Mary Lou Song, in 1997 to interest the media, which were not interested in the company's previous explanation about wanting to create a "perfect market".
Mary Lou Song is a Korean-American entrepreneur and was eBay's third employee.

Skype

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In late 2009 eBay completed the sale of Skype for $2.75 billion, but still owned 30% equity in the company.
In September 2005, eBay acquired Skype for $2.6 billion.

Devin Wenig

On September 25, 2019, it was announced that Devin Wenig would be stepping down as eBay's CEO, and that Scott Schenkel, senior vice president and chief financial officer since 2015, had been appointed as the interim CEO.
Devin Norse Wenig (born 1966) is an American business executive, and the former president and CEO of eBay from July 2015 to September 2019.

Beanie Babies

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However, at the time, Beanie Babies (manufactured by Ty, Inc.) were the leader in the toy category and the most difficult brand to find in retail stores.
At its height of popularity people would flip Beanies at as much as ten-fold on eBay.

Scott Schenkel

On September 25, 2019, it was announced that Devin Wenig would be stepping down as eBay's CEO, and that Scott Schenkel, senior vice president and chief financial officer since 2015, had been appointed as the interim CEO.
Scott F. Schenkel is an American business executive, and the interim CEO of eBay since September 2019.

Auction

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In addition to eBay's original auction-style sales, the website has evolved and expanded to include: instant "Buy It Now" shopping; shopping by Universal Product Code, ISBN, or other kind of SKU number (via Half.com, which was shut down in 2017); online classified advertisements (via Kijiji, or eBay Classifieds); online event ticket trading (via StubHub); and other services.

Customer to customer

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eBay Inc. is an American multinational e-commerce corporation based in San Jose, California, that facilitates consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website.
Companies such as Craigslist, eBay, and other classified and auction based sites have allowed for greater interaction between consumers, facilitating the Customer to Customer model.

Intellectual Ventures

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They reportedly have raised over $5.5 billion from many large companies including Microsoft, Intel, Sony, Nokia, Apple, Google, Yahoo, American Express, Adobe, SAP, Nvidia, and eBay, plus investment firms such as Stanford, Hewlett Foundation, Mayo Clinic, and Charles River Ventures.

Trade Me

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Strategic international expansion has failed in Taiwan and Japan, where Yahoo! had a head start, and New Zealand, where Trade Me is the dominant online auction website.
Trade Me shares many features with other online auction websites, such as eBay.

E-commerce

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eBay Inc. is an American multinational e-commerce corporation based in San Jose, California, that facilitates consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website.

Tony Bates

Anthony Bates
, he serves on the boards of eBay and VMware.

Bob Swan

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He was CFO of TRW Inc, Electronic Data Systems, and eBay before joining Intel as CFO in October 2016.