Articles Tagged ‘Ebay’


EBay’s Close5 app wins ground in battle for US classifieds market

October 23, 2015

EBay’s Close5 classifieds mobile application continues to gain traction, with nearly 3 million downloads in the United States as of the end of the third quarter, a ten-times increase from the previous quarter.

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Sotheby’s teams with Artsy for online-only auction

September 11, 2015

International auction house Sotheby’s is partnering with Web-based art platform Artsy to create an online-only marketplace for contemporary art.

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Mobile Minutes: Periscope and fashion; Smartwatches’ hype; Real-time mobile payments; Uber for anything

September 10, 2015

Today in mobile marketing – Periscope is set to make fashion weeks more candid than ever this season; Fitbit exec says smartwatches still ‘more hype than reality’; Officials push for ‘real-time’ mobile payment tech; Uber for anything? Yawn. Meet Uber for Uber for anything.

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EBay looks to regain upper hand in digital marketplaces with app redesign

September 9, 2015

EBay has released a redesign of its mobile application, optimizing the experience to make it easier for buyers to purchase and vendors to sell, coinciding with its recent attempts to ensure a comeback.

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EBay acquires mobile app Twice to attract more sellers

July 22, 2015

Peer-to-peer digital retailer eBay has recently acquired second-hand clothing application Twice to grow its eBay Valet service and mobile presence, gaining access to a new generation of sellers in an attempt to climb back up the retail ladder.

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Can eBay regain its position as an mcommerce leader?

July 17, 2015

With eBay’s spinoff of PayPal expected to be completed today and a buyer found for its enterprise division, the company can turn its focus to trying to regain the role it once held as an mcommerce leader.

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PayPal builds cross-border cred with Xoom acquisition

July 6, 2015

PayPal’s $890 million acquisition of digital money transfer company Xoom reflects the company’s ongoing efforts to retain and build on its status as a mobile payments leader as competition in the space continues to grow.

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Traditional retailers crush ecommerce giants in omnichannel shopping

July 1, 2015

Ecommerce retailers such as Amazon and eBay are doubling down on mobile-driven omnichannel shopping experiences, but struggle to deliver the same level of convenience that traditional retailers can harness and which smartphone-equipped shoppers are demanding.

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EBay ramps up on mobile with relaunch of Apple Watch app

June 10, 2015

EBay continues to ramp up its mobile strategy, rolling out an Apple Watch app that will let users keep tabs on notifications and items on which they are bidding, selling and watching.

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PayPal pilots NFC as transaction volume increases 40pc

April 24, 2015

With PayPal’s mobile payments transactions volume increasing 40 percent year-over-year, the business is testing NFC payments prior to its imminent split from eBay, executives revealed this week during the ecommerce leader’s first quarter earnings call.

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