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On September 3 eBay was founded...

On September 3, 1995 eBay was founded.

The e-commerce and online auction website provides consumer-to-consumer sales services regarding a variety of goods. Headquartered in San Jose, California, the company was founded by Pierre Omidyar, becoming a multi-billion dollar business, netting $16.05 billion in net revenue in 2013. 16 more words

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Andy Carvin Talks About First Look Media Shutting Down His Social News Wire

Financial pressure is causing all kinds of upheaval in the media industry, both at traditional outlets and digital-first entities. First Look Media was supposed to be different, in the sense that it is funded by billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. 1,074 more words


Pierre Omidyar: the EBay story and the business angel afterwards

EBay, the world largest open market place is something that now people take for granted. It is so common and easy to buy and sell things through this website that virtually everybody has done at least one transaction in their lives through EBay. 774 more words

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Pierre Omidyar involved in effort to help Gawker in its appeal

Well, this story keeps getting more and more interesting.

According to a newly published account in the New York Post, Pierre Omidyar, the billionaire founder of eBay, is involved in an effort to help Gawker Media in its appeal of a $140 million judgement that was awarded to Hulk Hogan following Gawker’s release of a sex tape involving the former wrestler. 485 more words