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EBay rolling out targeted ads on search result pages

EBay rolling out targeted ads on search result pages

By Christo VolschenkEBay has quietly gone live in Germany and the U.S. -- two of its biggest markets -- with a search-marketing service for business clients (shop owners) which is bound to make a lot of (positive) waves in months to come...This content is available free to Classified Intelligence Report clients.In wha


Following Italy, EBay enters real estate market in France

Following Italy, EBay enters real estate market in France

By Isabelle Repiton

EBay France this past week launched "EBay Immo," a section dedicated to real estate classifieds, with French homes and apartments to sell or rent as well as vacation rentals.

The French site follows on the heels of EBay's launch of real estate services in Italy earlier this month



BidCal lets EBay buyers track auctions in their calendars

Here’s a cool free tool to help EBay buyers. Calgoo, which offers software to synch calendars including Outlook, Google and iCal, has launched BidCal that lets you monitor EBay auctions from within your calendar.

BidCal is easy to use – you build filters of items you’re interested in, and the relevant items that match



EBay reports Q308 results: revenue up 12 percent

EBay today reported financial results for its third quarter ending last month. Revenue was up $228 million from the same period last year to $2.12 billion. That’s a healthy 12 percent increase, but growth at the company’s core auction business was only 4 percent, generating $1.37 billion. 53 percent of EBay’s revenue came from outside the U.S.

Net income on a GAAP


Germany’s Mobile.de moves into Romania

Germany’s Mobile.de moves into Romania

Mobile.de, Germany's biggest auto portal, launched its first "full-version portal" in Romania (Mobile.ro) in October, effectively merging the two country markets into a single market. Mobile.de is a subsidiary of EBay International and operates out of Berlin with 115 employees.

Before the launch


EBay on expansion tour in the online classified markets of Scandinavia and Eastern Europe

EBay on expansion tour in the online classified markets of Scandinavia and Eastern Europe

Scandinavia is considered by many players to be one of the European key online advertising markets. This was also the reason when EBay decided to make a big strategic move into this region. On October 5 the company’s global classifieds acquired dba.dk, an online classifieds site that generates more than 120 million page views per month, and Bilbasen.dk, an online vehicle classifieds site


EBay to lay off  10 percent of its workforce, buys Bill Me Later

EBay to lay off 10 percent of its workforce, buys Bill Me Later

Turbulent times at EBay -- the company held a predawn conference call today to say it was laying off 10 percent of its global workforce, or about 1,000 permanent employees and several hundred temporary workers. The reduction is expected to result in pretax restructuring charges of approximately $70 million to $80 million, with the charges predominantly recorded in the fourth quarter of 2008, ac


Governor Meg?

Governor Meg?

           For a while, even before she worked on the Romney campaign for U.S. president, people have been talking about former EBay CEO Meg Whitman as a potential politician. Now USA Today has