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EBay Classifieds Group: soon to be unmasked?

On July 16 EBay released financial results for the last time with business units PayPal and EBay Enterprise included.The next day PayPal and EBay parted ways - and financial journalists reporting on EBay breathed a collective sigh of relief. The frustrating years of intransparent EBay reporting on its unit Marketplaces (including the classifieds), are behind us. The next EBay quarterly report wi



EBay sells unit to re-organize

Minutes before today's split of EBay and PayPal, EBay has dumped its Enterprise unit for just short of $1 billion. The company helps run Ikea, Timberland and iRobot. The purchaser, a group that paid $925 million, includes private-equity firms Permira and Sterling Partners.EBay bought GSI Commerce for $2.4 billion in 2011 and converted it to the Enterprise business. The deal was supposed to hel



EBay sells unit to reorganize

Minutes before today's split of EBay and PayPal, EBay has dumped its Enterprise unit for just short of $1 billion. The company helps run Ikea, Timberland and iRobot. The purchaser, a group that paid $925 million, includes private-equity firms Permira and Sterling Partners.EBay bought GSI Commerce for $2.4 billion in 2011 and converted it to the Enterprise business. The deal was supposed to help


PayPal acquires Xoom ahead of EBay split

PayPal acquires Xoom ahead of EBay split

PayPal has acquired Xoom Inc.,  a money-transfer service provider with a footprint in China and Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries, for about $890 million, or $25 a share for the publicly traded company (Nasdaq:XOOM).

Interesting timing, given that EBay and PayPal are splitting later this month into two companies.

The transaction is 32 percent over Xoom's three-mon


GM of EBay Turkey moves to EBay Germany

GM of EBay Turkey moves to EBay Germany

Gulfem Toygar (LinkedIn), general manager of EBay Turkey (and Gittigidiyor.com) since January 2014, has been named to head EBay Germany. EBay bought Gittigidiyor.com in 2011 for $217.5 million U.S..Toygar grew Gittigidiyor.com 60 percent during her first year with the company.Oget Kantarci, sales director o


Gumtree South Africa adds call-tracking

Gumtree South Africa adds call-tracking

EBay-owned Gumtree in South Africa added the ability to track telephone leads to its existing automotive dashboard, to help dealerships evaluate the effectiveness of their ads.“We know anecdotally that the vast majority of leads that dealerships receive are telephonic – particularly serious buyers – but dealerships have no idea where these leads are comi



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