May 25, 2011
Florida Congressman Thanks eBay for Supporting Small Business
Earlier this week, we applauded the introduction of H.R. 1663, the Small Business Encouragement Act. When the bill’s author, <a href="http://west.house.gov/">Congressman Allen West</a> (FL-22) heard the news, he, in turn, thanked eBay for its support of the bill, which would provide tax credits to small businesses hiring unemployed workers. A Member of the House Small Business Committee, Congressman West has focused much time and energy on encouraging the growth and success of our nation’s small businesses. <a href="http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/florida-congressman-thanks-eba... here to read more</a>.
May 24, 2011
eBay CEO John Donahoe Addresses “Digital Ecosystem” in Paris
eBay CEO John Donahoe joined heads of Google, Facebook and other Internet thought leaders in Paris this week for a fascinating conversation regarding the future of the “digital ecosystem.” The historic conference took place on the eve of the G8 Summit.
May 23, 2011
eBay Applauds Congressman’s Effort to Incentivize Small Business Hiring
Last week, eBay, Inc. congratulated Congressman Allen West (FL-22) for the introduction of H.R. 1663, the Small Business Encouragement Act, which temporarily provides the Work Opportunity Tax Credit to American small businesses hiring unemployed workers.
May 19, 2011
National Taxpayer Group Warns Against Harmful New Sales Tax Law
Pete Sepp, the Executive Vice President of the National Taxpayers Union (NTU), was recently interviewed by the Illinois Policy Institute regarding Senator Durbin’s online sales tax proposal and the harmful effect it will have on online commerce and the hundreds of thousands of small Internet-enabled retailers across the country. <A href="http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/national-taxpayer-group-warns-... here to read more</a>.
May 16, 2011
UKTI and the FCO to help British companies compete globally
This week Business Secretary Vince Cable, Foreign Secretary William Hague and Trade and Investment Minister Lord Green launched a new cross-government focus on trade and investment to help the British economy grow. The aim is supporting international business and to help both large and SME businesses trade overseas.
May 16, 2011
Californians to State Officials: “No New Internet Taxes”
eBay users in California have sent a loud message to their elected officials: “Just say ‘no’ to burdensome, new Internet taxes. Last week, buyers and sellers sent more than 55,000 letters to members of the CA Assembly, State Senate and Governor Jerry Brown in opposition to Assembly Bill 153. If you’re in California and have not yet spoken up against new Internet sales taxes, <a href="https://www.bipac.net/issue_alert.asp?g=EBAY&issue=Letter_to_Reps_-_CA_N... here to join the campaign.</a>
May 16, 2011
Your Tickets, Your Rights: NY State Extends Fan Freedom in the Ticket Market
This week, the New York State Assembly and State Senate overwhelmingly approved a motion to extend consumers’ rights to buy, sell, share or give away the tickets they purchase...when, where and how they choose. The motion was originally passed last July when New York became the first state to pass a ban on paperless tickets. Click here for more information and here to read TicketNews\' coverage of the legislation
May 13, 2011
PayPal Leads the Industry
Sam Shrauger, VP of Global Product and Experience at PayPal, has a great article on how PayPal is the trend setter in the online and mobile payment spaces. Sam helps to show how PayPal is an industry leader. <a href="https://www.thepaypalblog.com/2011/05/paypal-leads-others-follow/">Click here</a> to read his article on the PayPal Blog. </span></p>
May 12, 2011
More Members of Congress Pledge to Oppose New Net Taxes
eBay Inc. applauds the most recent cosponsors of H. Res. 95, which supports the "Preservation of Internet Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses" and calls on Congress to protect small online retailers from onerous new sales tax burdens. Click here to read more about the cosponsors and here to read eBay Inc.\'s position paper on Internet sales taxes