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eBay gets serious on bids, B2B

eBay clamps down on prank bids and stakes a claim in the rapidly growing business-to-business e-commerce sector, while rumors swirl about a possible merger with Yahoo.

 

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eBay clamps down on prank bids and stakes a claim in the rapidly growing business-to-business e-commerce sector, while rumors swirl about a possible merger with Yahoo.

"(eBay's plan to require credit card numbers) will weed out the people that aren't serious."

- Rob Labatt, Gartner Group e-commerce analyst

 


eBay moves against prank bids
The leading online auction house will soon require customers to register their credit card numbers before placing bids of $5,000 or more.

eBay taps business-to-business boom
update The online auctioneer is launching a business exchange to garner a piece of the booming e-commerce market for small businesses.

eBay, Yahoo shares fall on rumored merger collapse
Shares of the online auctioneer and the Internet search service fall after some analysts say talks between the companies are unlikely to lead to a merger or acquisition.

eBay shares jump on report of Yahoo talks
A report says the online auctioneer is in talks with portal giant Yahoo regarding a possible alliance or merger.