Tag: Ebay

Confederate Flags ‘Selling Like Crack’ on eBay

Confederate flags are “selling like crack” on eBay although the online auction giant announced it would “prohibit the sale” of the flags following the June 17 attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Vocativ reports that one seller–Paul Riley–sold enough

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Teamsters’ Domino Effect Organizes Silicon Valley

The Teamsters Union, representing shuttle bus drivers for tech companies, have kicked up pay for drivers from $18 dollars an hour to $25 after signing contracts with Apple and other Silicon Valley companies, part of a “domino effect” to organize the tech sector.

eBay May Dump 3,000 Jobs in PayPal Spin-off

eBay May Dump 3,000 Jobs in PayPal Spin-off

Reports that eBay may lay off three thousand employees in preparation for its spin-off of PayPal should come as no surprise. For the last two years, the hot tech stock market eBay’s has gone went sideways. Despite its PayPal subsidiary

UCLA Receives $10 Million Gift to Produce Left-Wing Films

UCLA Receives $10 Million Gift to Produce Left-Wing Films

The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) film school has received a $10 million gift from Former EBay Inc. President Jeff Skoll to launch the Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment, “dedicated to promoting social change through entertainment and performing arts.”

Hewlett-Packard Plans Break-up from Strength

Hewlett-Packard Plans Break-up from Strength

For the first two years after Meg Whitman became the crisis CEO at Hewlett-Packard (HP) in late 2011, she had tofight off investor pressure constantly to break-up the company by spinning off its consumer-driven personal computer and printer businesses to

Pope's Skullcap Fetches $113,000 on Ebay

Pope's Skullcap Fetches $113,000 on Ebay

Pope Francis traded the white skullcap–or “zucchetto”–he was wearing for an identical one offered by one of the hosts of a variety-show who was present for his General Audience on Wednesday, Sept. 17. The Italian program “Le Iene” (The Hyenas)

Will Start-up 'Ello' Make Facebook take a Faceplant?

Social network newcomer Ello is an invite only service that wants to be the “Facebook Killer” by refusing to engage in any intrusive advertising and data mining.   Playing directly to tech hipsters, Ello’s front page states: “Your social network

Meg Whitman Has the Easiest Job in Silicon Valley

Meg Whitman Has the Easiest Job in Silicon Valley

Time published a story May 27 entitled: “Meg Whitman Has the Hardest Job in Silicon Valley,” that claimed Meg Whitman, in cutting headcount and shrinking the size of Hewlett Packard (HP), is being too aggressive.  Virtually every sector of HPs businesses

Visa, MasterCard Renew Push for Chip Cards

Visa, MasterCard Renew Push for Chip Cards

NEW YORK (AP) — Visa and MasterCard are renewing a push to speed the adoption of microchips into U.S. credit and debit cards in the wake of recent high-profile data breaches, including this week’s revelation that hackers stole consumer data

Ebay Data Breach May Be Second-Largest in History

Ebay Data Breach May Be Second-Largest in History

The data breach at eBay that allowed hackers to gain access to the private information of 145 million accounts may go down as the second-largest online security breach in history, according to a report from Reuters.  In October of last

EBay Asks Users to Change Password After Breach

EBay Asks Users to Change Password After Breach

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their password after a cyberattack compromised a database containing encrypted passwords. The company says there is no evidence of any unauthorized activity and there is no evidence

eBay Recommends Password Change Following Cyber Attack

eBay Recommends Password Change Following Cyber Attack

US online giant eBay said Wednesday cyberattackers broke into its database with customer names, passwords and other personal data earlier this year. The California company said it was notifying its customers, and urging them to change passwords to protect their

EBay Asks Users to Change Password After Breach

NEW YORK (AP) — E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their password after a cyberattack compromised a database containing encrypted passwords. The company says there is no evidence of any unauthorized activity and no evidence any financial or

Jesse Jackson Pushes Silicon Valley to Diversify

Jesse Jackson Pushes Silicon Valley to Diversify

Rev. Jesse Jackson, who critics say has benefited financially by targeting companies, accusing them of racism, and then collecting their gilt and guilt-edged donations or benefited from contracts given to firms that paid him for referrals, is planning to target

Racism and America's Death March to Utopia

Racism and America's Death March to Utopia

I won’t defend Los Angeles Clippers’ owner, Donald Sterling, for his racial attitudes and beliefs. But I will defend his right to hold them. One’s thoughts are his own private property. And until a jack-booted squad of Thought Police kick in your door

Redwood Park Closes Road to Deter Burl Poachers

Redwood Park Closes Road to Deter Burl Poachers

Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make decorative pieces like lacey-grained coffee tables and wall clocks. The practice

Winning Bid Tops $100,000 for Zimmerman Flag Art

Winning Bid Tops $100,000 for Zimmerman Flag Art

(AP) Winning bid tops $100,000 for Zimmerman flag artORLANDO, Fla.Bidding has closed on eBay for artwork created by George Zimmerman. The winning bid was $100,099.99 Saturday for a painting depicting a U.S. flag in shades of blue with the words

Online shopping popular, but won't save season

Online shopping popular, but won't save season

(AP) Online shopping popular, but won’t save seasonBy MAE ANDERSONAP Retail WriterATLANTAMore Americans are deciding to shop online this holiday season instead of heading to crowded stores. But that alone won’t save what is turning out to be a ho-hum