March 16, 2010
FCC\'s broadband plan opens shining new opportunities for Americans
eBay CEO, John Donahoe, writes that "people the world over love the Internet - and no wonder. It creates opportunities, which in turn creates jobs and wealth...Despite our success, the high-speed Internet ecosystem in the United States is neither as robust nor as affordable as it needs to be. As a result, we\'re missing out on creating long-term economic growth opportunities in our own country."
March 11, 2010
PayPal Merchants Participate in DC Fly-In
PayPal flew merchants this week from seven states to Capitol Hill to talk about their small businesses and how PayPal is helping them to successfully transact online. Merchants from Arizona, Illinois, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, Texas and Utah each met with their Senators and Representatives to discuss their businesses and the safety that PayPal offers to work online. <a href="/news-events/paypal-merchants-participate-dc-fly">Read more.</a>
March 10, 2010
PayPal Approved to Offer Secure Access to Gov Sites
PayPal is among the first identity providers certified by the Open Identity Exchange (OIX) to issue digital identity credentials that will be accepted for privacy-protected registration and login at U.S. government websites. <a href="https://www.paypal-mainstreet.com/dispatches/357/">Click here</a> to read more.
March 9, 2010
eBay Seller Featured in Washington Post
Self-described "ski bum" Chris Chapman is an entrepreneur, business owner and employer of five people. Learn more about how eBay is helping him make his dreams come true in this <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/07/AR201003... Post feature article</a>.
March 4, 2010
Gov. Schwarzenegger, Gen. Colin Powell Celebrate eBay’s New Fuel Cell
eBay Inc. has officially unveiled a new, state-of-the-art Bloom Energy fuel cell installation. The cutting-edge system powers 15 percent of our San Jose North campus with reliable, affordable, clean energy. <a href="/news-events/gov-schwarzenegger-gen-colin-powell-celebrate-ebay’s-new-fuel-cell">Read more.</a>
February 25, 2010
Poll: How do you access the internet?
<p>As part of its effort to craft a national broadband plan, the FCC released a survey that showed one-third of Americans are not connected to high-speed broadband Internet services. The primary reasons these 93 million Americans cite for not having broadband service include affordability and a lack of digital skills needed to take advantage of the technology, the FCC found. <a href="http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/02/fcc-releases-broadband-... target="_blank" title="FCC Survey">Read more.</a></p>
February 23, 2010
eBay Makes Strides in Retail Partnerships
See a <a href="/files/LossPrevention-Mag_Winter2010.pdf" target="_blank">feature article from Paul Jones</a>, eBay\'s Global Director of Retail Partnerships in the latest edition of <em>Loss Prevention Magazine</em>. Jones outlines some of the exciting progress made between eBay and the retail loss prevention industry as well as the law enforcement community. All of this is part of eBay\'s unwavering commitment to keeping stolen goods off the site and to stop suspicious activity before it becomes a crime.
February 19, 2010
eBay Urges Rethink on EU’s Internet Sales Plan
<p>The European Commission has recently drafted legislation allowing suppliers (brand owners) to require that distributors have a retail storefront before they can sell online. "A \'brick-and-mortar\' provision would hold back e-commerce growth in Europe over the next decade just when it is at a \'teenage stage\'," said Tod Cohen, eBay\'s vice president of government relations. <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE61H1FC20100218">Read more.</a></p>
February 17, 2010
The First National Broadband Network on Mainland Australia Launched
On 17th February 2010 Senator Conroy attended Mt Isa to launch the first National Broadband Network (NBN) on mainland Australia. The $250 million project when complete will connect “more than 100 regional locations and benefit 395,000 people in regional Australia.” says Conroy.
February 10, 2010
Micropayments and PayPal Explained
Back in 2005, PayPal was the first major payments provider to offer a micropayments solution. <a href="https://www.thepaypalblog.com/2010/01/new-york-times-charging-for-conten... here</a> to read Sam Shrauger’s article on PayPal and micropayments.