April 30, 2010
eBay Essay Contest Winners: Jim and Kelli Shaw
<p>Last fall, eBay Main Street conducted an essay competition asking contestants: how a law or other government regulation has impacted their eBay business - or how enactment of a proposed law could impact their business in the future. The prize? A free trip for four to Washington, D.C., including a private tour of the U.S. Capitol building. We received a lot of great entries, but Jim and Kelli Shaw's essay stood out.</p>
April 28, 2010
Interview with Steven Liew, senior director and legal counsel for eBay Asia Pacific
eBay buyers and sellers are driving Internet commerce across the globe, including Southeast Asia. Steven Liew, senior director and legal counsel for eBay Asia Pacific Government Relations, recently sat down with Thailand’s Make Money magazine to talk about the state of e-commerce during challenging economic times. <a href="http://ebay2.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/interview-steven-liew-senior... the full interview</a>
April 27, 2010
The European Commission's new rules favor the eBay community
<p>This week, The European Commission adopted new rules governing selective distribution, including protections against unnecessary online sales restrictions. The latest ruling recognizes the importance of online sales channels and e-commerce.</p>
April 22, 2010
PayPal and Bill Me Later Support Financial Literacy
In April 2009, PayPal and Bill Me Later purchased software licenses from EverFi, a Web-based platform that teaches and certifies students in the core concepts of financial literacy, for use by students in San Jose, Calif. and Baltimore County, Md. Over the past year, the Baltimore County Public Schools were able to incorporate the software into the high school students’ curriculum.<a href="https://www.thepaypalblog.com/2010/04/paypal-and-bill-me-later-support-f... here</a> to read the article from the PayPal Blog.
April 21, 2010
eBay Main Street Member Responds to Internet Tax Article
Ann Whitley Wood, an eBay Platinum Power Seller, responds to an article in the Dallas Morning News about the potential harms caused by Internet taxes on small businesses. <a href="http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/stories/041410dnbusInter... the full article</a> and Ms. Wood\'s <a href="http://dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2010/04/on-the-tax... to the editor<a/>.
April 15, 2010
Tax Day 2010 - Interview with Brian Bieron on Internet Sales Tax
Today is Tax Day 2010. We thought it would be the perfect day to get an update on the Internet sales tax issue from eBay\'s Brian Bieron, Senior Director, Federal Government Relations and Global Public Policy. <a href="news-events/tax-day-2010-interview-brian-bieron-internet-sales-tax">Read more.</a>
April 8, 2010
PayPal iPhone App Downloaded 1 Million Times
The new PayPal iPhone application has been downloaded One Million times in only three weeks. The new PayPal application has a lot of new features including allowing users to “Bump” payments, spilt the check and of course send money, all from their phone. <a href="https://www.thepaypalblog.com/2010/04/paypal-mobile-iphone-app-one-milli... here</a> to read the article from the PayPal Blog and <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/paypal/id283646709?mt=8">Click here</a> to get the app for yourself.
April 8, 2010
Government Agencies See Savings from PayPal
Government Agencies all over the US have been adopting PayPal as a way to accept payments and save money. <a href="http://www2.morganton.com/content 2010/apr/07/commissioners-ok-buying-new-online-tax-system/">Click here</a> to read about one county doing just that, and <a href="https://www.paypal-portal.com/government/gov_home.html">Click here</a> to find out more information for your county.
April 2, 2010
Breaking: eBay Victorious in Tiffany Case
The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeal’s ruled that eBay is meeting its responsibilities in fighting counterfeiting under trademark law. “The decision is a critically important victory for online consumers who want the best prices for genuine products and underscores eBay’s commitment to connecting buyers and sellers under the pillars of trust, value, and selection..." <a href="http://bit.ly/cNv4OX" target="_blank">Read more.</a>