EBay Europe Services, based in Blanchardstown, Dublin,  reported a profit before tax of €6.5 million for 2013, up from €5 million the previous year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

EBay Europe Services, a major employer based in Blanchardstown, Dublin, saw its turnover increase to €56.6 million in 2013, up from €46.3 million the(...)

Web pioneer Marc Andreessen said it’s the “right time” for him to step down from the Ebay board. Photograph: David Maung/Bloomberg

Web-browser pioneer Marc Andreessen resigned from the board of EBay ahead of the online marketplace’s breakup, following a verbal battle with activist(...)

New data indicating strength in the US economy helped major US, European and pan-world stock indexes to pare losses. Photograph: Reuters

Global equity markets tumbled again yesterday as investors continued to worry about world growth and on fears that Europe’s debt crisis was waking up (...)

An office worker watching the FTSE 100, which slumped by another 2 per cent today as fears over the global economy triggered another bleak session for volatile stock markets. Photograph:  PA Wire

US stocks recovered from early losses as St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said policy makers should consider delaying the end of(...)

Hewlett-Packard is expected to announce today that it will split the company into two separate companies, a personal-computer and printer business, and corporate hardware and services operations. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Hewlett-Packard is expected to announce today that it will split the company into two separate companies, a personal-computer and printer business, an(...)

Oliver Samwer, CEO of Rocket Internet, a German venture capital group. Photo: Reuters

Rocket Internet shares fell on their first day of trading in Frankfurt, failing to replicate in Europe the investor hype over e-commerce stocks sparke(...)

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(...)