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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2439 - December 21, 2010 - ISSN 1539-5065    4 of 4

AuctionBytes Newsflash News Roundup 12/21/10

By Ina Steiner
December 21, 2010

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USA Today runs a piece about eBay; Forbes cites a Wall Street report that opines PayPal is still eBay crown jewel while marketplace turnaround remains uncertain; older baby boomers are the most avid online shoppers; and more in today's AuctionBytes ecommerce news roundup.

"EBay CEO John Donahoe bets on tech to take on rivals," USA Today, 12/19/10
Link to article

"eBay's Marketplace Business Still A Question Mark," Forbes blog, 12/20/10
Link to blog post

"Facebook Ramps Up Big E-Commerce Drive," BusinessWeek, 12/20/10
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"Facebook 2010 Sales Said Likely to Reach $2 Billion, More Than Estimated," Bloomberg, 12/16/10
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"Amazon.com finalizes two centers," Times Free Press, 12/20/10
Amazon building two fulfillment centers in Tennessee Link to article

"Two-thirds of online adults shop on the web: Pew research suggests that older baby boomers are the most avid online shoppers," Internet Retailer, 12/16/10
Link to article

"Inside PayPal's hi-tech control room," BBC, 12/18/10
Link to article with video

"PayPal Welcomes Federico Gómez Schumacher as New General Manager for PayPal Mexico," PayPal blog 12/17/10
Link to blog post

"Yahoo Shutters Delicious, Buzz, AltaVista," Wired, 12/16/10
Link to article

"Overstock accuses Goldman, Merrill of racketeering," Reuters, 12/16/10
Link to article

"Mobile commerce sales more than double this year," Internet Retailer, 12/17/10
Link to article

"Formstack Integrates with WePay to Add Easy Payments, Collections Capabilities," Press Release, 12/20/10
Link to press release

"Born in Boston, growing in Calif.," Boston.com, 12/20/10
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"EXCLUSIVE SALES REPORT: Almost there," NationalJeweler.com, 12/20/10
Roundup of how jewelers are doing around the country in terms of holiday sales (weekly report).
Link to website

"UK VAT increase to 17.5% 4 January 2010," eBay UK Announcement Board, 12/20/10
Link to announcement

About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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