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Amazon Kept Laughing After Dot-Com Bust

E-tailer stays nimble as Yahoo, eBay trip into the future

(Newser) - Yahoo, eBay, and Amazon emerged from the dot-com bust as a mighty triumvirate, but only Amazon has kept its mojo in the decade's latter stages, the Economist reports. Yahoo, the oldest of the lot at 14, shooed away Microsoft, surrendered part of its business to Google, and failed to stay... More »

eBay Profits Jump 22% Under New CEO

Site raises projected revenue to $9B, exceeds estimates

(Newser) - EBay's revenue soared 24% in the first quarter, the Wall Street Journal reports, with profits up 22%. Fueled by continued success with its online auction business and PayPal, its online-payment component, the company also raised its projected 2008 earnings to $8.7 billion to $9 billion, well beyond Wall Street... More »

EBay's Turnaround Bid: Users Not Buying It Now

Stagnant auction site's overhaul gets lukewarm reaction

(Newser) - When eBay releases its first quarter earnings today, investors and curious onlookers will get a good look at the auctioneer’s turnaround efforts. But conventional grumbling has it that the changes haven’t done much. EBay overhauled its fee structure and tried to encourage sellers to improve customer service, but... More »

Can New CEO Keep eBay on Top?

Company faces slowing growth, competition

(Newser) - As John Donahoe takes over from Meg Whitman as CEO of eBay today, he inherits a grande dame where Whitman oversaw the rise of an e-commerce belle. Still dominant in online auctions, the company has nonetheless faced slowing growth and stiffening competition. But analysts think Donahoe, the former eBay Marketplace... More »

eBay Slashes Listing Fee in Half

Company hopes to drive growth with new policies

(Newser) - eBay is chopping its listing fee in half and will take a bigger chunk out of the price of sold items, a change that should lower risk for sellers and encourage more listing, the AP reports. The online auction giant is also changing the way its search results work, the... More »

eBay Names CEO From Its Own Ranks

Donahoe set to take over as auction site predicts weak growth

(Newser) - EBay today named John Donahoe to replace Meg Whitman, who will retire in March, as CEO, the Wall Street Journal reports. Donahoe’s ascension from president of the firm's auction business comes as the company is attempting to transform that aspect of its operations, which provides two-thirds of eBay’s... More »

EBay Honcho Whitman to Step Down

High-profile CEO preparing for retirement, insiders say

(Newser) - Meg Whitman is getting ready step down as eBay chief executive, the Wall Street Journal reports. She has been delegating more of her responsibilities, insiders tell the Journal,  and preparing for a successor to take charge. Whitman has been at the helm of eBay for almost a decade, a... More »

New Era at eBay Includes Absent CEO, Turmoil

Auction site leaning on Skype, other new services for renewal

(Newser) - Online auction site eBay is sailing into new, perhaps troubled waters, reports Wired, as users write angry letters to newspapers, its CEO-in-waiting--John Donahoe--disses the site as a flea market, and CEO and founder Meg Whitman follows the campaign trail behind presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. Yet, in a down market, its... More »

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