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The pandemic effect is slowing

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by what the weekday Exchange column digs into, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here.  Our work this week kicked off in China, dug into African startup activity, dealt with China once again, took a very deep dive into the Latin American startup ecosystem and wrapped with a second look at the Robinhood IPO. In other words, not much was really g...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Etsy, Ebay, China, Africa, Tech, Fidelity, Seattle, Robinhood, Duolingo, Index, Vanguard, John Hancock, Zer, TechCrunch Exchange


The Register just found 300-odd Itanium CPUs on eBay

We mention this because Intel stopped shipping them yesterday, ending a strange story Intel has stopped shipping the Itanium CPU.…
Tags: Ebay, Intel, Software


PayPal falls after earnings beat estimates but 3rd-quarter guidance disappoints

Shutterstock PayPal shares declined Thursday as third-quarter revenue guidance fell short of expectations. PayPal said eBay's payments moving off its platform is happening faster than anticipated, dampening its outlook. PayPal's second-quarter adjusted earnings of $1.15 share beat expectations of $1.12 a share. See more stories on Insider's business page. PayPal shares dropped Thursday after third-quarter revenue guidance fell short of expectations as a plan for eBay to mig...
Tags: Ebay, Trends, Markets, Bank Of America, E-commerce, Paypal, PYPL, Carla Mozee, Tech Stocks, eBay Payments, Paypal Stock Price, MI Exclusive, Pypl Stock Price, PayPal Q2 earnings, Shutterstock PayPal, Jason Kupferberg


PayPal’s new ‘super app’ is ready to launch, will also include messaging

PayPal’s plan to morph itself into a “super app” have been given a go for launch. According to PayPal CEO Dan Schulman, speaking to investors during this week’s second-quarter earnings, the initial version of PayPal’s new consumer digital wallet app is now “code complete” and the company is preparing to slowly ramp up. Over the next several months, PayPal expects to be fully ramped in the U.S., with new payment services, financial services, commerce and shopping tools arriving every quarter. The...
Tags: Ebay, China, India, Tech, Paypal, Dan Schulman, Schulman, Schulman PayPal


PayPal’s new ‘superapp,’ to include messaging, is ready to launch

PayPal’s plan to morph itself into a “superapp” has been given a go for launch. According to PayPal CEO Dan Schulman, speaking to investors during this week’s second-quarter earnings call, the initial version of PayPal’s new consumer digital wallet app is now “code complete” and the company is preparing to slowly ramp up. Over the next several months, PayPal expects to be fully ramped up in the U.S., with new payment services, financial services, commerce and shopping tools arriving every quarte...
Tags: Ebay, China, India, Tech, Paypal, Dan Schulman, Schulman, Schulman PayPal


EBay looks to cash in on trading cards boom

Collectors are paying record amounts of money for trading cards of top athletes, including LeBron James, Tom Brady and Mike Trout. They're also trying to get their hands on all the Pokémon cards they can.
Tags: Ebay, Cnn, Pokemon, LeBron James Tom Brady


Former eBay Manager Caught In Deranged Cyberstalking Scandal Gets 18 Months in Prison

A former eBay security manager has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after helping to orchestrate a batshit insane plot to terrorize a Massachusetts couple who occasionally criticized the company in their newsletter.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ebay, Massachusetts


Ebay official jailed after sending dead pig fetus to critics of company

Ebay security supervisor Philip Cooke, 56, was jailed for 18 months Wednesday for harassing critics of the company online. Cooke, a former police officer, targeted a Massachusetts couple who published a consumer rights newsletter, sending them a preserved pig fetus and a book about coping with the death of a spouse as part of a "carefully planned" campaign of harassment. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Law, Ebay, Massachusetts, Cooke, Serious Business, Philip Cooke


Ebay official jailed after sending critics of company dead pig fetus

Ebay security supervisor Philip Cooke, 56, was jailed for 18 months Wednesday for harassing critics of the company online. Cooke, a former police officer, targeted a Massachusetts couple who published a consumer rights newsletter, sending them a preserved pig fetus and a book about coping with the death of a spouse as part of a "carefully planned" campaign of harassment. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Law, Ebay, Massachusetts, Cooke, Serious Business, Philip Cooke


See 10 pitch decks that fintechs looking to disrupt investing, banking, and credit scores used to raise millions

Check out these pitch decks for examples of fintech founders sold their vision. Yulia Reznikov/Getty Images Insider has been tracking the next wave of hot new startups that are blending finance and tech. Check out these pitch decks to see how fintech founders sold their vision. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fintech VC funding hit a fresh quarterly record of $22.8 billion in the first three months of 2021, according to CB Insights data. While mega-rounds helped propel o...
Tags: Amazon, Ebay, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Walmart, Miami, Fidelity, Morgan Stanley, Fintech, Shopify, Cto, Valar Ventures, Venrock, Cb Insights


Ex-eBay employee sentenced to 18 months for cyberstalking campaign

A former eBay employee has been sentenced to a year and a half behind bars after pleading guilty to taking part in a harassment campaign against a Massachusetts couple along with other former employees of the auction site.
Tags: Ebay, Finance, Massachusetts, Article, FBN, Fbn/markets, FOXBusiness, Fox-business/markets, Fox-business/tech, Breck Dumas, Fox-news/fox-news-tech/fox-news-companies, 01192da2-45d5-50c3-bff4-3095a1c00202


eBay ex-security boss sent down for 18 months for cyber-stalking, witness tampering

Four others at online tat bazaar admit trying to silence newsletter couple, two senior execs fight charges The former global security manager for eBay was sentenced on Tuesday to 18 months in prison and was ordered to pay a $15,000 fine for his role in the cyber-stalking and harassment of a Massachusetts couple who published a newsletter critical of the internet yard sale.…
Tags: Ebay, Massachusetts, Software


Former eBay Supervisor Sentenced To 18 Months in Prison For Cyberstalking Case Targeting Natick Couple

A former security supervisor at eBay received an 18-month federal prison sentence Tuesday for his role in a bizarre campaign of cyberstalking aimed at a Natick couple that ran an online newsletter often critical of the e-commerce giant, authorities said. The Boston Globe: The ex-supervisor, Philip Cooke, 56, of San Jose, Cali., had pleaded guilty in US District Court in Boston in October 2020 to conspiracy to commit cyberstalking and conspiracy to tamper with a witness, legal filings show. On Tu...
Tags: Ebay, Boston, US, Tech, US District Court, Boston Globe, Cooke, Natick, INA, David Steiner, San Jose Cali, Philip Cooke, Natick Couple, Rosemary Scapicchio, Scapicchio


The U.S. Government Has Sold Martin Shkreli's One-of-a-Kind Wu-Tang Album

The sole copy of the Wu-Tang album previously owned by convicted edgelord Martin Shkreli has moved on to a better place, hopefully. The Department of Justice announced today that the federal government has sold the album to an unknown buyer for an unknown price. In 2018, RZA said that he wanted to be that buyer.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ebay, Albums, Wu Tang, Department Of Justice, Wu Tang Clan, Michael Jackson, I, Bernie Sanders, Mona Lisa, Martin Shkreli, Rza, Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, Ghostface Killah, Shkreli, Stone


Do Dogs Run on Dunkin’? The Chain Is Expanding Its Charitable Partnership With Bark

When Dunkin' and Bark, the company behind the BarkBox subscription service, launched a co-branded line of dog toys last summer, it set off a bit of a catfight. The chain quickly sold out of the plush replicas of donut holes and coffee cups, which then started popping up on resale sites like eBay for hundreds...
Tags: Ebay, Advertising, Barkbox, Food & Beverage, Dunkin, Product Innovation, Briefly


Interview: Your Designs on External Marketplaces

How do your designs make it big on marketplaces beyond Spreadshirt? Two experts from the external marketplace team have all the answers. What are external marketplaces? Two members of the external marketplace team took some time to answer your burning questions. Today, you’ll meet Julia and Tim. Julia is responsible for Amazon France and Tim for Amazon and eBay Germany. Hello Julia! Let’s jump right in with the most important question: On which external marketplaces do you offer Designers’ ...
Tags: Amazon, Usa, UK, Marketplace, Ebay, Germany, Tim, Julia, T-shirts, Germany France, Amazon Through, Spreadshirt, Amazon France, Tim Julia, UK the Netherlands


Check out 9 pitch decks that fintechs looking to disrupt investing, banking, and credit scores used to raise millions

Check out these pitch decks for examples of fintech founders sold their vision. Yulia Reznikov/Getty Images Insider has been tracking the next wave of hot new startups that are blending finance and tech. Check out these pitch decks to see how fintech founders sold their vision. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fintech VC funding hit a fresh quarterly record of $22.8 billion in the first three months of 2021, according to CB Insights data. While mega-rounds helped propel o...
Tags: Amazon, Ebay, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Walmart, Miami, Fidelity, Morgan Stanley, Fintech, Shopify, Cto, Valar Ventures, Venrock, Cb Insights


eBay cyberstalking victims sue internet tat bazaar over former staff members' campaign of harassment

We endured enormous cruelty and abuse and feared for our lives, say couple A couple from the US who run a small ecommerce publication have launched legal action against eBay accusing the company of a "coordinated effort to intimidate, threaten to kill, torture, terrorize, stalk and silence" them to muzzle their coverage.…
Tags: Ebay, US, Software


Check out 9 pitch decks that fintechs looking to disrupt wealth, banking, and credit scores used to raise millions

Check out these pitch decks for examples of fintech founders sold their vision. Yulia Reznikov/Getty Images Insider has been tracking the next wave of hot new startups that are blending finance and tech. Check out these pitch decks to see how fintech founders sold their vision. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fintech VC funding hit a fresh quarterly record of $22.8 billion in the first three months of 2021, according to CB Insights data. While mega-rounds helped propel o...
Tags: Amazon, Ebay, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Walmart, Miami, Fidelity, Morgan Stanley, Fintech, Shopify, Cto, Valar Ventures, Venrock, Cb Insights


Home Depot plans to foil shoplifters with power tools that won't work if they're stolen

Home Depot is working on making power tools an unattractive target for shoplifters. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images To combat thieves, Home Depot is introducing power tools that won't work if stolen. Home Depot executive Scott Glenn spoke to Insider about the company's efforts to stymie shoplifters. He said the goal is to stop thieves without looking like an "armed encampment." See more stories on Insider's business page. Home Depot has a clear message for professional shoplifters...
Tags: Home Depot, Ebay, US, Trends, Retail, Shoplifting, Glenn, Justin Sullivan Getty, Scott Glenn, Aine Cain, Organized Retail Crime, BI Select, Scott Glenn Home Depot, Loss Prevention Media


A Massachusetts couple accuses eBay of harassment and torture after claiming employees sent them live spiders and a bloody pig mask

In the complaint, a couple alleged that former eBay employees sent a them "disturbing" packages as revenge for writing critical articles about the company. Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images A couple has sued eBay, saying in a complaint that the company harassed them. The couple said eBay employees sent them spiders, cockroaches, and porn, according to the lawsuit. Five people have pleaded guilty in connection to the case, the complaint said. See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: California, Ebay, Boston, Massachusetts, Trends, David, Reuters, Smith Collection Gado Getty Images, Steiners, Ina Steiner, Kate Duffy, Natick Police Department, eBay Insider


Australia Covid live news update: Morrison says sorry for slow vaccine rollout; NSW records 124 new cases and Victoria 26

Scott Morrison says sorry for sluggish vaccination program; two people have died following a first AZ dose; NSW residents will learn lockdown fate ‘this time next week’. Follow all the latest newsLocked down Australians struggling to access Covid paymentsNSW premier warns case numbers will keep rising after state records 124 new infectionsRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; SA; WA and NT; border restrictionsHotspots: NSW map; Vic list; Qld; WAVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morn...
Tags: Australia, Ebay, Australia news, New South Wales, Victoria, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Morrison, Vic, Rylee Stuart


Bitcoin Crashes Below $30,000 As Cryptocurrency Free-Fall Accelerates (slashdot)

The price of bitcoin has come crashing below the $30,000 mark for the first time in a month. "At the time of this writing, Bitcoin is trading at $29,694.34," writes Paul Lilly via HotHardware. "That's down from around $31,000 yesterday, and less than half of where Bitcoin peaked at in April of this year, when it topped $60,000." From the report: Will it go back up? Probably, but for Bitcoin investors, there are definitely reasons to be cautious, outside of the normal volatility associated with c...
Tags: News, Ebay, China, Janet Yellen, US Treasury, Ethereum, Yellen, ASIC, Dogecoin, BeauHD, Paul Lilly


Massachusetts couple sues eBay, company officials, says they were threatened, mailed live spiders and a bloody pig mask

A Massachusetts couple says they were victims of a campaign of terror by eBay employees. The pair has filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court.       [Author: MetroWest Daily News]
Tags: News, Ebay, Massachusetts, U S District Court, MetroWest Daily News


How to Get Empty Beer Kegs for Free

Beer kegs are useful for many things from storing your latest batch of homebrew to building cool flower planters and even furniture. Beer kegs are cool, so cool that you’re wondering how to get empty beer kegs for free. Well, there is a problem. The same reason you want beer kegs for free is the same reason people don’t really give them away. Let’s take a look at a few ways you can acquire empty beer kegs and, if you’re lucky, maybe even score one for free. Easiest Ways to get Empty Beer Keg...
Tags: Craigslist, Saving Money, California, Ebay, Marketing, Beer, Frugality, eBay Here, Beer kegs, Empty beer kegs, Free Beer Kegs, Beverage Factory, Craigslist On Craig, Bank How


Bitcoin Crashes Below $30,000 As Cryptocurrency Free-Fall Accelerates

The price of bitcoin has come crashing below the $30,000 mark for the first time in a month. "At the time of this writing, Bitcoin is trading at $29,694.34," writes Paul Lilly via HotHardware. "That's down from around $31,000 yesterday, and less than half of where Bitcoin peaked at in April of this year, when it topped $60,000." From the report: Will it go back up? Probably, but for Bitcoin investors, there are definitely reasons to be cautious, outside of the normal volatility associated with c...
Tags: Ebay, China, Tech, Janet Yellen, US Treasury, Ethereum, Yellen, ASIC, Dogecoin, Paul Lilly


Check out 8 pitch decks that fintechs looking to disrupt wealth, banking, and credit scores used to raise millions

Check out these pitch decks for examples of fintech founders sold their vision. Yulia Reznikov/Getty Images Insider has been tracking the next wave of hot new startups that are blending finance and tech. Check out these pitch decks to see how fintech founders sold their vision. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fintech VC funding hit a fresh quarterly record of $22.8 billion in the first three months of 2021, according to CB Insights data. While mega-rounds helped propel o...
Tags: Amazon, Ebay, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Walmart, Miami, Fidelity, Morgan Stanley, Fintech, Shopify, Cto, Valar Ventures, Venrock, Cb Insights


Wall Street backs the burbs

New York City, USA - August 1, 2018: Elevated view of the skyline of modern skyscrapers of Manhattan at sunset in New York City, USA J2R/Shutterstock Good morning and welcome to Insider Finance. I'm Dan DeFrancesco, and here's what's on the agenda today:We mapped out the key investors who are leading Wall Street's push into the single-family-rental sector. Meet the top private-equity investors focused on Hollywood. A KKR talent exec details how PE firms aren't just hirin...
Tags: Hollywood, Ebay, America, Trends, Jeff Skoll, Manhattan, Bill Ackman, KKR, Merrill, Barron, Hollywood Read, New York City USA, KKR KKR, Getty Images Here, Zelnick, Capricorn Investment Group


What to Sell on Shopify?

Creating a Shopify store is one thing and making it a success is another. To grow your store fast, you have to start selling products that have a high purchase rate and healthy profit margin. So now comes the million-dollar question: what to sell on Shopify? We have conducted thorough research to prepare this complete guide on products to sell online. In this guide, you will explore profitable niches and top-selling items in those niches. Whether you’re to search for trending existing products ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Ecommerce, Etsy, Ebay, US, Sales, United States, North America, Google Shopping, Google Trends, Shopify, Cagr, Statista, Goldstein, APPA


How a couple from New York make around $3,000 a month from their dumpster diving side hustle

Dave and Erin Sheffield. Dave and Erin Sheffield Dave and Erin Sheffield work full-time but make around $3,000 a month from their dumpster diving side hustle. The couple from Buffalo, New York, has collected everything from metal scraps to a Prada purse. Over the years, and during the coronavirus pandemic, the popularity of dumpster diving has exploded. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Erin and Dave Sheffield are not busy with their full-time jobs, they're rummagin...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Ebay, Trends, Dave, Sheffield, Prada, Erin, Buffalo New York, David Sheffield, Sophia Ankel, Erin Sheffield Dave, Erin Sheffield, Dave Sheffield, Erin Even