eBay CEO John Donahoe has brought eBay and PayPal\'s message of e-commerce consumer empowerment to Washington. Small business job creation was the highlight of Donahoe\'s remarks at a recent conference in Washington, D.C.
PayPal\'s Michael Barrett met with Republican Senators Hatch, Bennett, Ensign, Isakson, Risch, Cornyn, Bond and Thune as a part of an industry discussion on cyber crime and cybersecurity. Click Here to check out Sen. Orrin Hatch\'s (R) comments on the importance of strong industry leadership when working with government to combat cyber crime and enhancing cybersecurity.
The Reichstag, Germany: 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").
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 (most known for its Louis Vuitton brand) perfumes or cosmetics on any eBay website. This anti-competitive ruling hurts consumers by preventing them from buying and selling authentic items online.
On Black Friday, PayPal processed 20% more payments than in 2008, with mobile payments increasing 140% over a typical Friday. Click Here to read the PC Magazine article and Click Here to read the note from the PayPal blog on Black Friday 2009.
eBay is pleased to invite you to a shopping event to kick off the gift-giving season at our first ever eBay Mobile Boutique. Start the holiday shopping season in style with insider advice from eBay trend and culture experts for the ultimate gift giving ideas and inspiration.
Where: Union Station, Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
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. Click Here to check it out.