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| Employees | 27,770 (2012)[1] | Slogan(s) | "World 's Online Marketplace."
"Connecting buyers and sellers globally."
"What ever it is, you can get it on eBay."
"Buy it, sell it, love it"
"Buy it New, Buy it Now"
"When it 's on your mind, it 's on eBay" |

eBay Inc. (stylized as ebay) is an American multinational internet consumer-to-consumer corporation, headquartered in San Jose, California. It was founded in 1995, and became a notable success story of the dot-com bubble; it is now a multi-billion dollar business with operations localized in over thirty countries.[4][5] The company manages eBay.com, an online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide. In addition to its auction-style sellings, the website has since expanded to include "Buy It Now" standard shopping; shopping by UPC, ISBN, or other kind of SKU(via Half.com); online classified advertisements (via Kijiji or eBay Classifieds); online event ticket trading (via StubHub); online money transfers (via PayPal)[6] and other services. Contents [hide] * 1 History * 2 Items * 2.1 Unusual items * 2.2 Prohibited or restricted items * 3 Bidding * 3.1 Auction-style listings * 3.2 Seller ratings * 3.3 Charity auctions * 4 Corporate affairs * 4.1 Logo * 4.2 Profit and transactions * 4.3 Environmental record * 4.4 Acquisitions * 4.4.1 Skype * 4.4.2 Craigslist * 5 Use for economics * 6 Controversy and criticism * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 Further reading * 10 External links |
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eBay headquarters in San Jose, California
AuctionWeb was founded in San Jose, California, on September 5, 1995, by French-born Iranian-American computer programmer Pierre Omidyar (born on June 21, 1967) as part of a larger personal site that included, among other things, Omidyar 's own tongue-in-cheek



References: [edit]Logo In September 2012, eBay introduced a new logo set in Univers.[74] The logo was introduced to the main website on October 10, 2012. On April 18, 2012 eBay reported a 29% Q1 revenue increase to $3.3 billion compared to their Q1 in 2011. Net income was reported to be at $570 million for the quarter.[86] [edit]Environmental record

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