Topic: Ebay

Ad of the Day: 'Shop the World,' eBay Says in New Global Brand Campaign

Launch spot is indeed all over the place

What do Godzilla, Jimi Hendrix, the Wizard of Oz and Selena Gomez have in common? While the obvious answer would be "absolutely nothing," it turns out they're all featured in this…

EBay and PayPal Will Part Ways in 2015

Split is intended to boost opportunities and revenue

After a strategic review, eBay has announced plans to spin off PayPal as a separate business in 2015. The e-commerce giant's board of directors is touting the separation as a…

How Tiffany’s Iconic Box Became the World’s Most Popular Package

This robin’s egg blue is trademarked

For the sake of you intellectual-property aficionados out there, the color is No. 1837 on the Pantone Matching System chart. It is not commercially available; since a 1998 filing with…

EBay Suffers Another Security Hack

User credentials have been stolen

Online auction house eBay has once again come under fire for its slow response to a reported hack that drove its buyers to a phony "Welcome" page that gathered users'…

9 Women the NFL Should Consider for Next CMO

Industry straw poll garners candidates for troubled league

The National Football League on Tuesday named Cynthia Hogan as svp of public policy and government affairs and appointed four women as advisors on domestic violence. These moves follow the NFL's…

LivingSocial Taps eBay Exec to Right the Ship

Gautam Thakar brings marketing expertise

Seven months after Tim O’Shaughnessy said he would step down as LivingSocial CEO, the deals company has named Gautam Thakar as his replacement. Thakar has spent nearly the last decade working…

Birchbox Aims to Bring 'Artificial Intelligence' to Offline Retail

Opens first brick-and-mortar in SoHo

Birchbox tomorrow opens its first brick-and-mortar location with a 4,500 square foot storefront in New York's fashionable SoHo district. The much-hyped beauty e-retailer aims to make the shopping experience akin…

Twitter-Amazon Deal May Get Retailers Into Hijacking Mode

Let the #AmazonCart Promoted Tweet bids begin

Amazon and Twitter are going to make shopping easier on the latter's social media platform. When Twitter users observe a tweet that moves them to purchase, they can reply with…

5 Musical Instruments You’d Die to Own

Got a few million to spend? The world’s coolest gear is on sale.

Online auction sites like eBay grab all the press these days, even though consumers spend double the money at live auctions (some $268 billion a year). And while auction houses…

Almost Extinct, Flappy Bird Priced on eBay for Thousands

Fans look to profit after developer drops hit game

How much would you pay to play Flappy Bird? That’s a question new fans must ask themselves, now that it’s no longer available for free via app stores. The developer…