August 25, 2010
eBay and PayPal support the Initiative "Pro Net Neutrality"
<p>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.'</p>
August 13, 2010
PayPal Austin Hosts Congressman John Carter
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. <a href="http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/paypal-austin-hosts-congressma... here</a> to read more and see photos from the visit.
August 4, 2010
Have You Ever Wondered About Your Privacy Online?
Ever wanted to know what some of those features in your browser do to protect you? <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870346730457538320309203487... here</a> and check out this great article from the Wall Street Journal on how to setup safe browsing online.
August 4, 2010
Have You Ever Wanted to See the Future of Payments?
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. <a href="https://www.thepaypalblog.com/2010/07/bringing-some-bling-to-the-paypal-... Here</a> to check it out on the PayPal Blog.
July 29, 2010
eBay Applauds Resolution to Support Small Internet Businesses
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. <a href="http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/ebay-applauds-resolution-suppo... here</a> to read more about the resolution and eBay\'s statement.
July 29, 2010
Momentum Builds in Opposition to New Internet Sales Tax
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.
<a href="http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/momentum-builds-opposition-new... here</a> to see what organizations and the media are saying about the anti-small business legislation.
July 28, 2010
Congress Moves to Stabilize Postal Rates
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. <a href="http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/congress-moves-stabilize-posta... here</a> to read more about the bill and a Sharif Sleiman\'s testimony, Director of Global Procurement at eBay Inc.
July 27, 2010
Tell Congress: NO New Internet Tax Burdens
A bill before Congress would require online businesses like eBay and its sellers to collect sales taxes — for 45 states and as many as 15,000 local jurisdictions. This is not the time to introduce a new tax. <a href="/takeaction/oppose-efforts-impose-new-tax-burdens-internet">Sign the petition and say NO to new Internet tax burdens.<a>