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Type Public (NASDAQ: EBAY)
S&P 500 Component
Founded September 3, 1995
Founder Pierre Omidyar and Michael Dean Johnson
Headquarters San Jose, California, U.S.
Area served Worldwide
Key people Pierre Omidyar (Chairman)
John Donahoe (CEO)
Products Online auction hosting, Electronic commerce, Shopping mall
PayPal, Skype, Gumtree, Kijiji (Now eBayClassifieds),
Revenue US$9.156 billion (2010)
Operating income US$2.053 billion (2010)
Net income US$1.801 billion (2010)
Employees 15,500 (Q1 2008)
"Connecting buyers and sellers globally."
"Come to think of it, eBay."
"What ever it is, you can get it on eBay."
"From collectibles to cars, buy and sell all kinds of items on eBay"
"Buy it, sell it, love it"
IPv6 support No
Alexa rank 24 (March 2011)
Type of site Online auction
Registration Required to buy and sell
Available in Multilingual
eBay Inc. is an American Internet company that 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. Founded in 1995, eBay is one of the notable success stories of the dot-com bubble; it is now a multi-billion dollar business with operations localized in over thirty countries.[not in citation given] eBay expanded from its original "set-time" auction format 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) and other services.
1 Origins and history
2.1 PayPal-only categories
2.2 eBay Express
2.3 Selling Manager Applications
2.4 eBay specialty sites
3 Auction types