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eBay Spins Off PayPal

PayPal is an independent company once again. At $46.6 billion, PayPal would have a greater market capitalization than that of eBay, whose value will shrink to around $34 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. PayPal will begin trading on the Nasdaq under the ticker “PYPL,” returning to its roots under the same ticker it had before it was acquired …

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IRELAND: eBay Posts Yes Equality Clip

“eBay created this video encouraging people to vote yes in the upcoming Marriage Equality Referendum in Ireland. The video includes members of eBay’s staff in Dublin telling their personal reasons as to why they will be voting yes.”

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IRELAND: eBay Says Yes Equality

From the Irish Times: Tech giant eBay has become the latest multinational to back a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum on marriage equality. Speaking at the company’s offices in Dublin, eBay chief executive John Donahoe said the company was strongly supportive of the referendum. “Globally we always had a very strong commitment to diversity inclusion for the very simple …

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Tech Giants Denounce RFRA Bills

Via press release: The values of diversity, fairness and equality are central to our industry. These values fuel creativity and inspiration, and those in turn make the U.S. technology sector the most admired in the world today. We believe it is critically important to speak out about proposed bills and existing laws that would put the rights of minorities at …

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Somebody Tried To Sell Alabama On eBay

A few days ago the state of Alabama was briefly available for purchase on eBay. “We loved this state for many years, but now that Alabama is subverting federal law by allowing officials to refuse to perform same-sex marriages, it’s time to let her go,” the seller, Welsh91, wrote in the description. “Frankly, 49 states is enough.” “Alabama became a …

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Corporations To SCOTUS: Uneven Marriage Laws Are Burdening Our Business

Thirty major corporations have filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to hear AFER’s challenge of Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban. On the list: Amazon, CBS, Deutsche Bank, eBay, Intel, General Electric, Levi Strauss, Nike, Oracle, Pfizer, Staples, Target, and Viacom. In general, the brief argues that the nation’s uneven patchwork of marriage laws places an undue burden on corporations. …

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eBay Map: Most Popular Items By State

Via Business Insider: E-commerce giant eBay has revealed the most popular item in every state. Californians favored high-end women’s accessories, while men’s cologne ruled in New Jersey. Some states were more practical. People in Ohio purchased outdoor equipment. North Carolina residents spent their money on baby products, while Connecticut customers bought batteries. Texans ordered “tactical and hunting goods,” while New …

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eBay: Change Your Passwords Now

Via the Telegraph: Online auction site eBay is telling all 233M of its users to change their passwords following a “cyber attack” which compromised a database of account information. It is thought that hackers managed to access some eBay employee log-ins which gave access to the company’s corporate network. From there the attackers were able to access the database containing …

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Nate Silver Compiles Prop 8 Donations By Staffers At Major Silicon Valley Companies

Using a Los Angeles Times database of donations to the 2008 Proposition 8 campaign, stats guru Nate Silver has compiled a list of how the staffers of major Silicon Valley tech companies weighed in with their wallets. The list includes Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Cisco Systems, Apple, Google, Sun Microsystems, eBay, Oracle, Yahoo, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Symantec. I limited the …

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Bidding On Painting By George Zimmerman Nears $100,000 On eBay

Raw Story reports: After beating the rap on murder charges and a pair of domestic violence cases, George Zimmerman has turned to art. The Florida man is selling his first-ever painted work on eBay and has already attracted nearly 100 bids – and just short of $100,000 – in an auction that ends early Monday morning. Zimmerman’s brother, Robert Zimmerman …

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Trouble With The Help For Meg Whitman

California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman is having some trouble with the help. Namely, her former housekeeper of nine years who today revealed herself as an undocumented worker amid claims that Whitman was an abusive employer. Flanked by attorney Gloria Allred, former Whitman employee Nicandra Diaz made the accusations at a tearful Los Angeles press conference Wednesday. Diaz said she asked …

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Meg Whitman Sold Porn And That’s (Apparently) A Bad Thing

California GOP candidate for governor Steve Poizner has released an ad attacking former eBay CEO and fellow candidate Meg Whitman because eBay sells porn. “Do Republicans want a governor who directly profited from selling pornography and sex paraphernalia?” Oy brother. There are a LOT of reasons to despise Meg Whitman, but this ain’t one of them.

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Bidding Is Now Open

Your very own Pat Robertson voodoo doll, complete with Bible and money bag, is now up for auction on eBay. Proceeds go to the Haiti relief effort. (Via – Americablog)

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Straight New York Woman Auctions Her Right To Marry On eBay

JMG reader Scott tips us to this eBay auction: I’m an unmarried heterosexual woman, and since I probably won’t be using my right to get married, I would like to give it away. I would like to sell it to the highest bidder and donate the proceeds to an organization that supports LGBT rights since the government designed to protect …

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Woman Pays $63K For Dinner With Palin

A elderly woman paid $63K to win an eBay auction for a dinner with Sarah Palin, whom she hopes to talk into running for president. The money goes to Ride To Recovery, a program for injured veterans.

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