PayPal is working to support non-profits helping victims of the recent flooding in Pakistan. Click Here to read the PayPal Blog for full details.
John Donahoe, CEO of eBay Inc., and Tod Cohen, Deputy General Counsel and VP of eBay Inc. Government Relations, leave their mark on the “wall of fame” at eBay’s Mumbai, India office. Click here to see a photograph.
eBay and PayPal support the Initiative "Pro Net Neutrality" The managing director of the online marketplace eBay, Dr. Stephan Zoll, and the managing Director of the online payment service PayPal, Gregor Bieler, and otheremployees of the company have signed the initiative "Pro Net Neutrality”. eBay thus supports the call for a legal establishment of the principle of network neutrality.'
U.S. Representative John Carter (TX-31) took time during the August congressional recess to tour PayPal’s Austin, Texas Data Services Center. Hosted by head of the office, Terence Spielman, along with members of the eBay Inc. Government Relations team, the visit marked Congressman Carter’s first introduction to the company. Click here to read more and see photos from the visit.
Click here to read an interview with Zhou Bing.
Ever wanted to know what some of those features in your browser do to protect you? Click here and check out this great article from the Wall Street Journal on how to setup safe browsing online.
Check out this neat idea that we are testing at the PayPal campus in San Jose. It’s called “blingnation.” It allows you to pay with just a tap. Click Here to check it out on the PayPal Blog.
Today in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Paul Hodes (D-NH), along with Congressmen Schrader (D-OR), Pitts (R-PA), Lungren (R-CA), and Congresswoman Capito (R-WV), introduced H. Res 1570, a bipartisan resolution supporting the “preservation of Internet Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses.” This resolution expresses the growing opposition to a bill introduced earlier this month by Congressman Delahunt (D-MA), which would impose onerous new tax burdens on small online retailers by requiring the collection and remittance of sales tax for every purchase in every sales tax jurisdiction nationwide. Click here to read more about the resolution and eBay\'s statement.
eBay has been a vocal opponent of Congress\' plan to levy new Internet sales taxes on some of our favorite small business retailers (including eBay sellers and buyers). Since eBay VP Tod Cohen spoke out last week, many other companies and advocacy groups have joined the effort.
Click here to see what organizations and the media are saying about the anti-small business legislation.
Last week, a subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee took an important step forward in strengthening the long-term financial health of the U.S. Postal Service by passing H.R. 5746, the United States Postal Service\'s CSRS Obligation Modification Act of 2010. The bill could provide financial relief to the Postal Service and hopefully to online retailers like eBay sellers and buyers. Click here to read more about the bill and a Sharif Sleiman\'s testimony, Director of Global Procurement at eBay Inc.
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