December 9, 2009
eBay Hosts 20+ Newly-Elected German Members of Federal Parliament
<strong>The Reichstag, Germany:</strong> eBay Government Relations employees Wolf Osthaus and Nikolaus Linder with eBay sellers and entrepreneurs Julia Benda, Debbie Grossmann, and Andreas Müller; and eBay employees Stephan Zoll and Maike Fuest. eBay GR recently hosted 20+ newly-elected German Members of Federal Parliament and their staffs on the top of the Federal Parliament building (the "Reichstag"). Three successful German sellers (Benda, Grossmann and Müller) shared with lawmakers their personal success stories and their perspectives on both online consumer issues and the economic growth potential of the Internet.
December 8, 2009
eBay Responds to French Court Ruling in Louis Vuitton Case
A French court last week fined eBay Inc. 1.7 million Euros in a matter related to a 2008 injunction preventing eBay users in France from buying or selling certain LVMH perfumes or cosmetics on any eBay website. This anti-competitive ruling hurts consumers by preventing them from buying and selling authentic items online. <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ebay-responds-to-french-court-ru... eBay\'s full response</a>.
November 28, 2009
Record-Breaking Black Friday for PayPal
On Black Friday, PayPal processed 20% more payments than in 2008, with mobile payments increasing 140% over a typical Friday. <a href="http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2356389,00.asp">Click Here</a> to read the PC Magazine article and <a href="https://www.thepaypalblog.com/2009/11/black-friday-data-is-here-online-s... Here</a> to read the note from the PayPal blog on Black Friday 2009.
November 18, 2009
Coming to D.C. on November 19-20: eBay Mobile Boutique
Kick off the gift-giving season at our first ever <a name="eBayHoliday" href="http://www.ebayholiday.com/" target="_blank"><strong>eBay Mobile Boutique</strong></a>, with insider advice from eBay trend and culture experts. Come to Union Station on November 19-20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit <a name="eBayHoliday_1" href="http://www.ebayholiday.com/" target="_blank">eBayHoliday.com</a> for more information.
November 13, 2009
How to Ensure Consumers Pay
The Wall Street Journal has a great article on three ways to help secure payments from customers. In the online world, PayPal and Bill Me Later are two of the easiest ways to ensure that. <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870368380457453348272161437... here</a> to check it out.
November 13, 2009
PayPal Recognized For Privacy by Australian Gov
PayPal was recognized by the Australian Government for Privacy and security of the PayPal System. We were granted a high-commendation in the “large business category” at the Australian Privacy Awards. <a href="https://www.thepaypalblog.com/2009/11/paypal-commended-in-australian-pri... here</a> to check out the full story at the PayPal Blog
November 13, 2009
StubHub President: "The Recession is Helping Fans"
An interesting upside to the gloomy economy? More fans are seeing more of their favorite teams and bands thanks to declining ticket prices on the secondary market. StubHub President Chris Tsakalakis explains in this <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-tsakalakis/the-recession-helps-fans_... Post article</a>. Read more about eBay/StubHub\'s position on ticket sales <a href="http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/policy-papers/ticket-sales">here</a>.
November 12, 2009
Introducing PayPal Main Street
eBay Main Street has a sister...introducing PayPal Main Street! If you\'ve not yet checked out the newly revamped <a href="https://www.paypal-mainstreet.com/">PayPal Main Street site</a>, we encourage you to do so. While we share many of the same public policy concerns, there are several issues of specific importance to the PayPal Community and PayPal Main Street is the place to follow \'em. <a href="https://www.thepaypalblog.com/2009/11/paypal-government-relations-launch... this feature story on the PayPal blog</a> to learn more.