The eBay Skype deal

Reading Time: < 1 minute eBay agreed to sell a majority stake of Skype to a consortium of private investors lead by Silver Lake Partners. (WSJ: EBay CEO: Skype Investors “Confident” of Work-Around Software, get it from Google if necessary). Silver lake is not new to me. Because they bought Seagate, and my former employer (hint: a major CAD/PLM software… Continue reading The eBay Skype deal

Meg Whitman and eBay

Reading Time: 2 minutes (eBay headquater, Sillicon Vally, 2008, copyright@Shanzi) Who is Meg Whittman? She is the CEO of eBay, and has been in that position for almost ten years, and she is leaving the job on March 31. I don’t personally know her (my friend Wang Jianshuo may have seen her). But from the CNBC show “eBay effect”,… Continue reading Meg Whitman and eBay

Phishing Mail Appears from eBay?

Reading Time: < 1 minute This one caught me off the guard. It looks like a normal eBay message. I actually clicked through the link in the email and a few days later I received the real email from eBay says my eBay account is compromised. So I did the demage control thing. Today I received the same message again. I don’t… Continue reading Phishing Mail Appears from eBay?

Don’t Count eBay and Yahoo out

Reading Time: < 1 minute Google is doing everything to become the king of the Internet. The holiday promotion of Google Check out is targeted towards eBay’s Paypal; in the search market it’s continuing gaining market share from Yahoo, although I still like Yahoo Mail better than GMail 🙂 eBay is not standing still, it’s raising the listing fees. As… Continue reading Don’t Count eBay and Yahoo out

eBay’s New Strategy in China

Reading Time: 2 minutes eBay’s China effort took a big hit today, or use eBay’s own term, they are adopting a “new strategy” in the China C2C market: they are going to team up with Tom Online on the online auction site. Whatever the term they use, the real story is they were losing market share ever since they… Continue reading eBay’s New Strategy in China