There's been a lot of smoke blown about the lawsuits between Craigslist and EBay, including coverage that's said Craigslist "should have chosen another partner" (as if it had a choice in the matter) and Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster "wouldn't have done business" with EBay if he had known what would happen. Yeh, right.
GEORGETOWN, Del. --- EBay founder Pierre Omidyar and former CEO Meg Whitman said that when they bought into Craigslist in 2004, they had hoped to eventually acquire the free-classified juggernaut outright. And when Craigslist founder Craig Newmark and CEO Jim Buckmaster weren't interested in selling, Omidyar and Whitman made it clear to them that EB
GEORGETOWN, Del. --- Meg Whitman, EBay's former CEO, took the witness stand on Monday to make the case that Craigslist diluted EBay's investment in order to deny EBay a seat on Craigslist's board. After months of pretrial motions, testimony began today in a Delaware court in EBay's lawsuit again
A new date has been set for the EBay vs. Craigslist trial in Delaware. For now, chalk up a minor victory for Craigslist Inc.
The trial in the case, which had beenset to open this Monday, has now been pushed to December. But on Friday, judge William B. Chandler III of the Chancery Courtdismissed two of EBay'sseven claimsagainst Craigslist.
Search engine usage constitutes 15 percent of all Canadian internet visits -- and Google gets 80 percent of them. (Canadians use search engines 52 percent more than Americans and 20 percent more than Britons -- so they're either more inquisitive or more confused.) And what are Canadians searching for? "Games" (or "jeux" in French) was the number one non-branded term searched over 12 weeks up to
In a survey commissioned by classifieds site Kijiji, 75 percent of the respondents said they would prefer to use a classifieds Web site that is free of erotic ads and other adult content.
Kijiji,which is owned by EBay, clearly is positioning itself as a "family-friendly" alternative to Craigslist, which this year has been criticized because it allows ads for erotic services, and because
By Jim Townsend
General Motors said this week that it will extend through September its experiment of selling new vehicles to California consumers on EBay Motors. The program had been scheduled to stop Sept. 8. Whether GM intends to roll the initiative out U.S.-wide remains to be seen. Our take: GM and EBay have nothing to lose by a national rollout, even if California sales ar
EBay just announced sale of 65 percent of Skype to Silver Lake. a technology investment group whose prior investments include Ameritrade and Travelocity. Included in the $1.9 billion sale is a $125 million note to EBay to include Index Ventures, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Andreesen Horowitz. The deal,