A Romanian man has admitted taking part in a scam that netted $2.7 million from online purchasers on auction sites such as eBay, Craigslist and AutoTrader.
He's the Scarlet Pimpernel of the art world: but he is, just possibly, about to be unmasked. Just a few short hours from now, an Ebay auction will close, with the winning bidder reportedly buying the identity of the graffiti artist Banksy.
The iPhone 4 pipped Barbie to the post to become eBay's most-bought item this year.
Increasing its presence in the mobile world seems to have done wonders for Ebay, as sales made over iPhone, Android, and other phones during the holiday season grew by more than 134% over last year.
Bay is buying German fashion shopping club brands4friends for around $200 million, in a move it says is aimed at stengthening its fashion credentials in Europe.
Do you know what two days ago was? No, it wasn't a holiday or a well-known Christmas shopping day, but somehow it became the new record holder for the most money spent on Ebay's mobile app in a single day.
If you had a snazzy brand new 3D TV and an expensive Blu-ray 3D player, what's the number one movie you'd want to watch? Avatar? Unfortunately for you, it's pretty exclusive right now.
When you're at the mall and you see that "whoa, that's cool" gift, stop for a minute. Could you get it cheaper online? That's the kind of point-of-purchase question Amazon.com wants you to be asking, and it's why the online retailer has just launched a new iPhone app.
Frenetic cybercriminals are reportedly creating 57,000 malware-based websites per week to exploit high-profile brand names.
Ebay has taken down its Spanish classified ads site Loquo, after Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster accused it of touting prostitution.
Ebay has been slapped with a massive patent suit which could cost it at least $3.8 billion.
Toymaker Parker Brothers has created a limited edition of five Lightcycles - yup, the ones from Tron - and is selling them for $35,000 a pop on ebay.
EBay has bought popular bar code scanning application RedLaser from Occipital, saying it wants to make it easier for its users to list items for auctions online.
US Army-sponsored researchers have built a land mine detection system for a hundredth of the cost of traditional systems - using parts they bought in online auctions.
EBay has always been a boon to shoplifters - an easy way to offload stolen goods. But many criminals have been doing it on an industrial scale, and now the company's teamed up with the National Retail Federation to tackle organised retail crime.