August 18, 2009
iAWFUL Laws…They’re Baaaaack!
In June, we told you about iAWFUL (the Internet Advocates\' Watchlist for Ugly Laws) as part of a broader effort to push back against America\'s worst Internet legislation. This week, NetChoice unveiled iAWFUL’s newest list of the <a href="http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/files/iAWFUL-Ten-Worst-Bills-Round-2.pdf" target="_blank" title="iAWFUL Ten Worst Bills">10 Worst Internet Bills/laws in America</a>.
August 14, 2009
PayPal Introduce Student Accounts
PayPal is introducing a new product, Student Accounts. Parents can have up to four student accounts associated with their PayPal account. This is a great opportunity for parents to help teach financial responsibility to their children.<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2009/08/14/paypal-makes-a-bid-for-student-ba... target="_blank">Click here</a> to watch an interview with PayPal VP Don Fotsch on the new Student Accounts. <a href="https://www.paypal.com/StudentAccounts" target="_blank">Click here</a> to get started with Student Accounts.
August 5, 2009
US Local Governments Adopt PayPal
The safety, security and cost saving benefits of PayPal are leading local governments to adopt it. <a href="http://gcn.com/articles/2009/08/05/local-governments-adopt-paypal.aspx" target="_blank">Click here</a> for the full article. <a href="https://www.paypal-portal.com/government/gov_home.html" target="_blank">Click here</a> to get started with PayPal for Governments.
July 31, 2009
US House Committee Passes Consumer Protection Against Price Fixing
Today, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy passed the Discount Pricing Consumer Protection Act of 2009, H.R. 3190, by voice vote without opposition. eBay applauds the Committee for taking this important step to protect consumers and small businesses from the anti-competitive effects of retail price fixing.
July 20, 2009
What’s that Sound? It’s Twittering on Main Street
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July 20, 2009
Cohen Urges Congress to Support H.R.3190
Tod Cohen, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Government Relations at eBay Inc, issued a statement in <a href="/dispatches/358">support of the “Discount Pricing Consumer Protection Act of 2009, H.R.3190</a>,” which will protect consumers and small businesses from the anti-competitive effects of retail price fixing. Cohen stressed that during difficult economic times, consumers should not be denied the choice and value that robust small business competition, such as that created by eBay, provides.
July 20, 2009
Internet taxes: "Don\'t burden online retailers, help them grow."
In a recent Letter to the Editor of the <em>Seattle Times</em>, Tod Cohen, eBay Inc. Vice President for Government Relations argues that the "editorial advocating for new sales taxes on Internet retailers headlined "Sales-tax collections should be consistent" [Opinion, July 10] misses the mark. The "streamlined sales tax" it mentions would force small online businesses across Washington -- and the country -- to comply with complex tax laws from every tax jurisdiction in every state. These measures would impose significant new costs and accounting burdens for small Internet retailers, which could force them out of business." <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/northwestvoices/2009484817_interne... target="_blank">Read more.</a>
July 7, 2009
Letter to the Editor: Transparency Key for Ticket Sales
The right to fair and equitable access to entertainment, whether that be music, theater, sports or the circus, is something all fans should enjoy. Too often, the resale market is used as a scapegoat for why fans are unable to get tickets during a general sale for hot events.
June 25, 2009
Message to Members of Parliament: Stability is Key to Ending Recession
By Chris Dawson. eBay\'s Summer edition of the Online Business Index which was published today reveals that, despite the ongoing economic gloom, the outlook for online businesses is brightening. Over the last three months confidence is up, pressure on profit margins and prices has eased and more businesses expect stronger sales in the next quarter.