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.
February 4, 2010
Get Ready…We’re Comin’ to Your Hometown
<em>eBay: On Location</em> is a series of local events across the U.S. designed to provide entrepreneurial eBay sellers with powerful tips, tools and guidance to increase selling efficiency and improve selling success. Check out the <a href="http://www.ebayonlocationevents.com"><em>eBay: On Location</em> website</a> for dates and details of upcoming events in Atlanta, GA and San Jose, CA.
February 4, 2010
A Day in the Life of an eBay Fraud Investigator
Did you know that the eBay Fraud Investigations Team (FIT) is now part of the eBay Legal/Government Relations team? Check out this <a href="/news-events/ebay-fraud-investigator-day-life-david-napper" title="David Napper">feature article profiling David Napper</a>, Sydney, Australia-based manager of investigations. David travels the country educating cops and regulators on how eBay works. See what it\'s like to be part of the Government Relations Team down under!
February 4, 2010
eBay Fraud Investigator: A Day in the Life of David Napper
Did you know that the eBay Fraud Investigations Team (FIT) is now part of the eBay Legal/Government Relations team? Check out this feature article profiling David Napper, Sydney, Australia-based manager of investigations. David travels the country educating cops and regulators on how eBay works.
February 3, 2010
US House Committee to Debate Remote Sales Tax Policy
The Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a hearing on Thursday, Feb. 4 to discuss various state tax issues, including the Streamlined Sales Tax Project (SSTP). <a href="http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/hear_100204.html">Click here</a> for more information on this week\'s hearing; <a href="http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/policy-papers/streamlined-sales-tax-projec... here to read eBay\'s point of view</a> on imposing remote sales tax collection burdens on small businesses.
February 1, 2010
eBay Community Supports Haiti Relief Efforts
As of February 1, the eBay Community had already donated more than $1.5 million to organizations providing relief and recovery services to those affected by last month\'s disaster in Haiti. Click here to see how you can contribute by buying, selling or making a donation via PayPal.
January 29, 2010
Main Street Members are Stars of New eBay Marketing Tool
Some impressive members of the eBay Main Street Community are featured in the new eBay brochure, "<strong>eBay: Empowering Small Business Entrepreneurs</strong>." The inspiring pocket brochure profiles successful eBay sellers and was designed to show lawmakers how eBay is enabling and empowering small business.
January 26, 2010
Anti Price Fixing Bill Passes House Subcommittee
A bill to prevent retailers from setting minimum prices passed the U.S. House Judiciary Committee last week. The "Discount Pricing Consumer Protection Act" (<a href="http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.3190:" target="_blank">HR 3190</a>), passed the Competition Policy Subcommittee after much debate and with the strong support of eBay. eBay users often can buy and sell goods at prices far below conventional retailers. "When large manufacturers and their dominant retail partners engage in price-fixing, they burden consumers with inflated prices and rob the economy of the value provided by small business competition," said Tod Cohen, eBay deputy general counsel for government relations.