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Would you pay someone to play Pokémon Go for you?

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Pokémon Go is a game that has taken much of the world by storm in the past two weeks, sending people of all ages scrambling for local landmarks to try and catch their favourite pocket monsters. But what if you can’t, or won’t and still want to be the ‘be …

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eBay CEO defends Google in EU anti-trust case

You have probably heard by now that the European Commission really has it out for Google and recently escalated its case against the company, which could result in a massive fine. However, it looks like at least eBay has Google’s back, as CEO, John Donahoe has debunked the EU’s monopoly …

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Ebay partners with Sotheby’s for live stream auctioning

Ebay has always been full of interesting items on sale from various individuals and businesses around the world, but starting today it will have an entirely new crop of products for its international users to bid on. In a partnership with New York auction firm Sotheby’s, the online marketplace will …

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Paypal to become separate, publicly traded business

Paypal and Ebay have been joined at the hip for years now, in terms of official paperwork and in the eyes of the public, after the auction site bought out the payment provider in the early 00’s. However that relationship is now set to change a little, as Paypal is …

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EA hire ex-Ebay higher up to help develop game services

Stories that ignite hatred for EA never seems to be too far from our front page, but give it some credit, it does seem to have a strategy moving forward and it’s sticking with it. Seeing its games as an ongoing “service,” to consumers beyond anything else, the publishing giant …

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Ebay forcing password changes after hack

If you visit online auction site Ebay this morning, you’ll be prompted to change your password due to what the site describes as a “cyberattack,” that occurred earlier this year, giving the nefarious individuals behind it access to encrypted passwords and other account data. While it said that everyone’s passwords …

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Rare Nintendo game buyer claims bid was a mistake

When the poor condition but still incredibly rare Nintendo World Championship NES cartridge hit eBay last week, word spread through the Internet quickly and unfortunately for the seller, that resulted in a series of not so serious bids which were swiftly met with retractions: The winning bid totalled in at $99,902, …

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£450 for an Xbox One photo?

Last week we put out an article on the Xbox One day one edition boxes being sold for as much as the console on eBay but this week’s story definitely takes the cake. A 19 year old from Nottingham has paid £450 for a badly printed photo of a day …

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AMD 7990 Malta engineering sample auction closes at $96,100

PC hardware enthusiasts have always been about bleeding edge performance. Overclocks, voltage mods, extreme cooling, it’s all part of PC aficionado’s arsenal. However, while we all know that keeping up with the latest and greatest can be expensive, it rarely gets as pricey as one ebay user’s recent acquisition: an engineering …

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Ebay buyer sued for giving negative feedback

Anyone that used ebay back in the day as a buyer, or has used it at any time during its life as a seller, will know that feedback is incredibly important. Not only does it give people an idea of the quality of service you provide, but maintaining that 100 …

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Ebay looking to take the fight to Amazon

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Ebay is looking to challenge big names in the retail game, with plans to expand its business to double the current user base – which would bring the total to over 200 million – within the next three years. If successful, this would see the total money changing hand on …

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Ebay study finds Google adverts ineffective

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Google makes the bulk of its revenue from advertising, almost £30 billion a year in fact. However that foundation of income could be threatened, as Ebay has just produced a new study that claims the adverts people are paying for, have almost no effect on sales. “Results show that brand-keyword …

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Ebay hires on 450 in Ireland

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While there’s been much talk of firings as of late, whether it’s HMV or Valve, one bright spot in the jobs market comes from auction site Ebay, that has hired 450 individuals in Ireland. All of those taken on will be working at Ebay’s operation centre in Dundalk, County Louth …

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Gibson Les Paul hitting $180,000 on eBay

On the very loose basis that eBay uses technology, we wanted to bring you an interesting story from the interweb about just how much a 1960 Original Gibson Les Paul Standard guitar is being offered for on the world’s top electronic auction site. It’s a little bit more than it …

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Ebay debuts logo refresh

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Today Ebay showed off its newly designed logo, though it has yet to go live on either the .com or .co.uk domains. It looks sharp and sleek and all the letters are lined up correctly now – though similar to Microsoft’s redesign, I can’t help but wonder how much the auction …

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Best Buy is dying – Schulze launches rescue bid

Founded in 1966, Best Buy enjoyed around 40 years of success. However, its decision to rapidly expand across the globe – just as the globe was beginning a nightmare financial meltdown – has left it on life support with a very poor prognosis from the financial spin doctors. KitGuru ponders …

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KitGuru Gaming – Weekly Round Up

For those tech readers who don’t always get time to check out our game related content at Kitguru gaming – here is a round up of content published in the last week. “New Console by Award-Winning Industrial Designer – Hailed as the ‘Best Designer Outside of Apple'” Yves Béhar – …

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