Amazon, Valentino File Joint Lawsuit Against U.S.-Based Counterfeiter

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Amazon and Maison Valentino Italian luxury brand filed a joint lawsuit against Buffalo, New York-based Kaitlyn Pan Group, LLC and New York resident Hao Pan for counterfeiting Valentino’s iconic Valentino Garavani Rockstud shoes, and offering the infringing products for sale on and, in violation of Amazon’s policies and Valentino’s intellectual property rights. Amazon shut down […]

Amazon To Begin Using Mastercard Tokens In 12 Countries

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Mastercard announced that Amazon customers in 12 countries across North America, Latin America, Middle East and Europe will have their stored card credentials tokenized. By replacing a consumer’s physical card number with a token, payment information is unique to each individual transaction and can be used only by the merchant that requested it. The rise […]

eBay’s Jordan Sweetnam Addresses Cyberstalking Scandal

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On Monday the Feds charged six former eBay employees with leading a cyberstalking campaign targeting a blogger critical of the company. Furthermore, eBay confirmed it terminated the employment of its former Chief Communications Officer (Steve Wymer) and investigate the role its former CEO Devin Wenig had in this affair. Neither executive was named in the […]

Etsy Mobile App Has New Augmented Reality Feature

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Etsy launched a new augmented reality feature on its IOS mobile app that enables buyers to visualize items like photography, paintings, and prints as if they were hanging in their own homes or office. One of the major challenges when purchasing art-style products online is trying to visualize how they may look and fit with […]

eBay Officially Launches eBay U.S. Seller Incentive Program

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Long-time eBay sellers may remember the “Store Referral Credit” program from eBay that offered up to 75% discount on final value fees to eBay store subscribers that drove traffic to the platform from offsite marketing efforts. The program was part of the effort to promote eBay store subscriptions and entice sellers to maintain more listings […]

Report: Walmart Overtakes eBay In U.S. Online Commerce Market Share

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MarketWatch reports citing data from eMarketer that in May, Walmart’s online sales surpassed eBay in market share of U.S. ecommerce sales. Amazon still leads the way in the number one spot dominating online commerce. In February, eMarketer published a graphic still showing eBay ahead of Walmart by .6 percentage points. This switch at the number […]

Former eBay Executive “If you are ever going to take her down .. now is the time”

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On Monday, the U.S. Justice Department charged six former eBay employees alleging they engaged in an aggressive cyberbullying campaign against an editor and publisher of an online newsletter (blog) critical of eBay. When the charges became public, eBay also released a statement in which it revealed the company investigated the role of former CEO Devin […]

Six Former eBay Employees Face Federal Charges For Aggressive Cyberbullying Campaign

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Six former employees of eBay, Inc. have been charged with leading a cyberstalking campaign targeting the editor and publisher of a newsletter that eBay executives viewed as critical of the Company. The alleged harassment included sending the couple anonymous, threatening messages, disturbing deliveries – including a box of live cockroaches, a funeral wreath and a […]

Amazon Antitrust Investigations Mount With Addition Of Two More State Probes

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Amazon’s scrutiny into its business practices regarding third-party marketplace sellers intensified over the last few days. Officials in California have been probing Amazon about how it uses data from third-party marketplace sellers, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal report. The reports claim California’s investigation focuses on Amazon’s use of internal sales data to make […]