Feds Charge Seventh Person In eBay Cyberstalking Scandal

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A seventh former employee of eBay, Inc. has been charged with participating in a cyberstalking campaign targeting a Natick, Mass. couple who published a newsletter that eBay executives viewed as critical of the company. Philip Cooke, 55, of San Jose, Calif., a former police captain in Santa Clara, Calif., and a supervisor of security operations […]

Law Firm Investigating Wenig’s $57 Million Exit Compensation From eBay

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New York law firm Wolf Popper LLP announced it is investigating potential claims against members of the board of directors of eBay Inc., concerning the harassment campaign against a blogger and her husband that led a Massachusetts U.S. attorney’s office to charge six former eBay executives and employees with various crimes. The firm said its […]

BigCommerce Seeking To File U.S. IPO

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Bloomberg reports that the online commerce platform BigCommerce is seeking an initial public offering (IPO) later this year, citing sources familiar with the matter. The report says the Texas-based company is working with Morgan Stanley on the IPO and could value in at around $1 billion. If the IPO happens, BigCommerce would follow its largest […]

eBay Tweaks Best Match – And It’s Just The Beginning

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When buyers search on eBay, the default order of results is called Best Match. It’s designed to show the most relevant listings and incorporates a variety of quality, demand and market-driven factors, such as item popularity, pricing, shipping, regions, seller details, etc. eBay says it has significantly invested in efforts to enhance the machine learning […]

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 […]

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 […]