eBay Main Street recently asked Brian Bieron, Senior Director, Federal Government Relations and Global Public Policy to discuss the latest in Internet sales taxes. Click Here to read the transcript.
eBay Motors sponsored NASCAR driver Mark Martin and the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in the Tums Fast Relief 500, held Oct. 24 at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. Martin finished in second place behind No. 11 Denny Hamlin. Click here to read more.
This week PayPal is kicking off its developer’s conference in San Francisco, Innovate 2010. Innovate gives developers a chance to learn about all the exciting new tools available and how they can use them in new and unique ways. Click here to check out the coverage on the PayPal blog, Click here to check out photos from the event and Click here for the full run down on eBay Ink.
Members of the eBay Government Relations team in Europe were excited to be a part of two mini “eBay on Location” events in the French region last week. Strasbourg on Oct. 19th and Toulouse on Oct. 21st Click here to read more.
Tod Cohen, VP of government relations at eBay, talks with the hosts of eBay Radio about issues affecting eBay sellers and small businesses, and how eBay is fighting for them.
On September 16th, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX), Congressman Jim Matheson (D-UT) and Congresswoman Laura Richardson (D-CA) sent a letter to leaders of the House Judiciary Committee, urging them to reject any attempt to advance H.R. 5660, legislation expanding sales taxes on the Internet, unless a robust small business exemption is added to the legislation. eBay appreciates the support that these Members of Congress have shown for the hundreds of thousands of small online retailers and entrepreneurs that would be impacted by the new tax burdens of the proposed bill.
On Monday, eBay along with Microsoft and Intel sent a letter to Chairman Bobby Rush (D-IL) and Ranking Member Ed Whitfield (R-KY), the leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, in support of Chairman Rush’s initiative to enact comprehensive privacy legislation. Over the years, eBay has advocated for strong federal privacy legislation that not only ensures consumers’ trust and confidence in ecommerce, but also encourages innovation and growth on the Internet. Click here to read more information and find a link to the official letter.
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