via NY Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Skype, the Internet calling service that has more than 400 million users around the world, is aggressively moving onto mobile phones.
The Luxembourg-based company, a division of eBay, plans to announce on Tuesday that it will make its free software available immediately for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch and, beginning in May, for various BlackBerry phones, made by Research in Motion.
Other companies have already made software for those phones that works with Skype, but it does not offer all of the service’s features.
As with Skype on the computer, users of Skype on mobile phones can make calls and send instant messages to other Skype users free, and they pay lower rates than the phone companies would charge when they use Skype to call landlines or other mobile phones. Read more…
NEW YORK (AP) — If you’ve ever sold something on eBay, you may have been pleased to receive positive feedback from the buyer. Multiply that by a million, and you can imagine how Jack Sheng feels.
Sheng, 33, owns Los Angeles-based Eforcity Corp., which has been selling electronics accessories on the online auction site since he started his business in 2000 with two childhood friends.
In the past two months, four separate eBay user IDs belonging to Sheng and his company each surpassed more than 1 million feedback points. No one else on eBay has come close.
EBay sellers can get a positive feedback point from a buyer by sending items quickly, having them arrive as advertised and helping to solve any issues that come up. Those positive customer points are offset by any negative ratings the seller receives. Read more…
PARIS (Reuters) – A French court ordered eBay Inc to pay 38.6 million euros ($61 million) to luxury goods group LVMH for allowing the sale of fake merchandise, in a ruling immediately appealed by the online auction website.
Monday’s decision, a month after eBay was ordered by another French court to pay handbag and scarves maker Hermes 20,000 euros for allowing the sale of counterfeits, is the latest episode in a long fight between luxury goods makers and the world’s biggest online auctioneer.
“We will fight all these decisions in the name of eBay users, and we have decided to appeal,” eBay said.
Extra, Extra! A themed t-shirt based on the supposed Super Group CRS (Child Rebel Soldiers) has just been created and it is causing pandemonium on the net. This super conceptual tee has all three icons draped in Bape wear, (Kanye rocking the strapped up Ato Matsumoto kicks) toting heavy metal. I know you’re scratching your head like, WTF? but I’m sure that just makes it more “artsy.” Fans of Kanye, Pharell, Lupe get in on the bid now! It is underway on eBay and you can bet you’re Louie Teddy Bear that this one will be a collectors item for the ages!