John Donahoe, president and chief executive officer of EBay Inc, said the split would allow each company to focus on its core strengths and challenges. Photograph: Bloomberg News

Ecommerce group eBay is spinning off its PayPal unit as a separate company, handing a major victory to the activist investor Carl Icahn over the futur(...)

Alibaba is responsible for 80 per cent of online sales in the world’s second-largest economy, and works with a number of businesses there including consumer online marketplace Taobao and payment service Alipay.

Alibaba’s shares have been priced at $68, giving the company a market value of $168 billion. Major institutional investors such as BlackRock will like(...)

EBay, as the world’s biggest web marketplace and operator of a global payments service, is the most significant business to date that’s embraced bitcoin. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

EBay ’s PayPal service will start accepting bitcoins, opening up the world’s second-biggest internet payment network to virtual currency transactions(...)

Since a trial version went live in February, almost 100,000 users have signed up to Fitbay

It’s an Internet Age-old riddle: How do you know if clothing you buy online is going to fit and - more important - flatter you? Christian Wylonis wa(...)

Ebay’s StubHub online ticket resale service has said it was the victim of a massive international cyber fraud ring. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ebay’s StubHub online ticket resale service has said it was the victim of a massive international cyber fraud ring, the details of which authorities p(...)

Ebay is working with Sotheby’s to make sought-after artwork, antiques and collectibles available for auction online.   Photo: Getty Images

Ebay is working with Sotheby’s to make sought-after artwork, antiques and collectibles available for auction online. The companies will begin by placi(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks with John Hinshaw (2nd R), executive vice president of technology and Operations for Hewlett Packard and Martin Murphy (L), managing director of Hewlett Packard Ireland, at the company’s headquarters office in Palo Alto, California recently. Photograph: Josh Edelson/IDA Ireland/Handout via Reuters

The Taoiseach touched down in Silicon Valley on Wednesday June 4th on the Aer Lingus direct flight for his second official visit to the technology mec(...)

Change your Ebay password: the ecommerce site will issue an update later today after one of its databases was compromised in an online attack.  Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Do you need to change your Ebay password? After some initial confusion, it turns out that users of the the ecommerce site should indeed log on and upd(...)

An employee at Alibaba’s headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s planned IPO is set to create a long list of multi-millionaires from its partners in the company. Photograph: Chance Chan/Reuters

China’s Alibaba has filed what is shaping up to be the largest technology debut in history, when the e-commerce giant makes its initial public offerin(...)

The author quotes the Chinese statesman and military commander Zhuge Liang who said, “The wise win before they fight”, saying this captures an essenti(...)