THE NEWS WRAP: Change of tack sees eBay spin off PayPal in reaction to rapidly changing payments space

10:25AM | Wednesday, 1 October 2014 |  eBay Inc has decided to spin off PayPal, a move it says will give the unit more flexibility to strike deals in the rapidly evolving payments space, Reuters reports.

Cryptocurrency startup learns a lesson or two about protecting its interests

9:54PM | Tuesday, 9 September 2014 |  Online cryptocurrency marketplace CryptoThrift is learning the perils of operating an online marketplace in its infancy.

PayPal spinoff on the agenda for eBay

8:22PM | Friday, 22 August 2014 |  Online auction site eBay is considering a spinoff of PayPal, its fast growing payments unit, sources told The Information.

Two things I’ve learned working in a rapidly scaling tech start-up in the US

3:01PM | Friday, 14 March 2014 |  Jack Aldridge has been working with US enterprise uShip since it was a start-up and says he’s learned a lot as the company has taken off.

How finding a solution to a problem brought Pixc to life

12:13PM | Monday, 2 December 2013 |  Holly Cardew launched Pixc, a web-based service that edits the backgrounds out of photos for online retailers, after discovering many needed help with the images on their websites.

Signs that an internet company is set to fail: online entrepreneur Fred Schebesta’s insights

10:21AM | Wednesday, 9 October 2013 |  Australian internet entrepreneur Fred Schebesta knows a thing or two about starting up a successful online business.

RecruitLoop opens US office, secures $500,000 in funding

8:35PM | Tuesday, 6 August 2013 |  Australian recruitment marketplace start-up RecruitLoop has raised $500,000 to fund its expansion plans and is opening an office in the US.

Australian social selling app for the younger generation ready to take on eBay

7:48PM | Friday, 12 July 2013 |  A 20-year-old entrepreneur has launched an online sales app targeted at the new generation of online shoppers and integrated with social media.

Mobile sales on-trend for retailers: eBay

7:08PM | Thursday, 11 July 2013 |  Start-up operators who sell online need to switch gears and start customising their sales strategy for mobile purchases to take best advantage of the booming online retail trend.

eBay fee hike brings mixed response from businesses

4:46PM | Wednesday, 3 April 2013 |  Auction and online retail giant eBay has announced a new fee structure which will see some selling costs increase for many of its members.