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Ebay Buys NY-Based Hunch for $80 Million

Ebay Buys NY-Based Hunch for $80 Million

Yesterday Ebay announced that it will be acquiring NY-based startup Hunch for approximately $80 million. The company, which was founded by Chris Dixon, Caterina Fake, Tom Pinckney and Matt Gattis, is an Internet intelligence system that takes a user's interests and tastes on a particular topic and [Full Story…]

PropertyRoom.com Finds Success with Police Auctions

PropertyRoom.com Finds Success with Police Auctions

Similar to the objective of  Ebay, PropertyRoom.com seeks to take confiscated goods off the hands of police officers and auction them to the public. Tom Lane, PropertyRoom's founder, served as a police officer in Long Beach, L.I., for several years, according to Crain's New York Business, where he [Full Story…]

SecondMarket Raises $13M On Its Own Exchange

SecondMarket Raises $13M On Its Own Exchange

Dealbook describes SecondMarket as “an eBay for shares of private companies.” During the last several weeks, CEO Barry Silbert sold his NY company’s private shares in a secret electronic auction. Dealbook reports that several eminent investors bought slices of SecondMarket, including Ashton [Full Story…]

NY City OTB Items Sold on eBay by State

NY City OTB Items Sold on eBay by State

After closing the New York City OTB in December, NY officials are selling its merchandise on eBay to raise money for the state. Items currently going for auction are OTB pants, long/short sleeve shirts, fleece pullovers, mini-coolers, bags and an OTB Elgin clock. NY Daily News [Full Story…]

8coupons Relaunches Website with New Daily Deals Map

8coupons Relaunches Website with New Daily Deals Map

    8coupons, a NY-based startup specializing in daily deals, relaunched its site this week with a new online map.  According to information received by NY Convergence, the company, which started as a mobile coupons play back in 2007, is "the largest source for all local deals" that [Full Story…]

Will Amazon Give Gilt Groupe a Run for Its Money?

Will Amazon Give Gilt Groupe a Run for Its Money?

Amazon announced today that it is launching a flash sales site called MyHabit that will offer up to 60% off on high-end fashion brands. The move comes as a direct challenge to Brooklyn-based Gilt Groupe, the company that currently dominates the market, and continues the trend into the members only [Full Story…]

“212” Phone Number Selling for $1 Million on eBay

“212” Phone Number Selling for $1 Million on eBay

A New Jersey man is looking to sell his "212" area code phone number for $1 million on eBay in order to cover the care of his 98-year-old mother. The number, which is special because it is a 'triple-zero' number (212-XXX-9000), the likes of which is usually reserved for large corporations. The [Full Story…]

NY Surplus Sold on eBay Nets State $1.3 Million

NY Surplus Sold on eBay Nets State $1.3 Million

New York State made $1.3 million last year by selling its unwanted junk on eBay, a Daily News article said. According to Heather Groll, a spokeswoman in the Office of General Services, which runs New York's eBay site, the site reduces the cost of running government and and gives people an [Full Story…]

NY Times Compares NY Startup Etsy to eBay

NY Times Compares NY Startup Etsy to eBay

The New York Times recently took a look at NY-based Etsy, the craft and handmade product e-commerce start-up,  comparing it to eBay.  While Etsy was founded as a place for hobbyists and crafty types to sell their goods,  it has become a thriving online marketplace and expects to bring in between $30 [Full Story…]

NY Lawmakers Debate “Paperless Ticketing”

NY Lawmakers Debate "Paperless Ticketing"

Ever since temporary laws in place since 2007 allowing scalping lapsed three weeks ago, lawmakers and Gov. Paterson have sparred over paperless ticketing, an approach favored by Ticketmaster because it eliminates unauthorized resale, The New York Times said. Like airline e-tickets, paperless tickets [Full Story…]

Web2NewYork.com Networking Party Coming April 27th

Web2NewYork.com Networking Party Coming April 27th

Web2NewYork is hosting a networking party on Tuesday, April 27 at the Gallery Bar, 120 Orchard Street at 6PM.  Some of the guests include: Vikash Panda of YouHaveIWant, an "intelligent" alternative to Craigslist & eBay Michael Davis, MyHomie,a website that allows users to manage [Full Story…]

NY Court Revives Tiffany’s False Ad Claim Vs. EBay

NY Court Revives Tiffany's False Ad Claim Vs. EBay

The Associated Press is reporting that a federal appeals court late last week said EBay Inc. might be violating false-advertising laws if it does not warn consumers that some items billed as upscale jeweler Tiffany Co.'s products by sellers on its Web site are not authentic.Tiffany sued eBay in [Full Story…]

NY Times Partners with News Aggregator Fwix

NY Times Partners with News Aggregator Fwix

The New York Times and its related properties will begin offering news links and excerpts from a network of news sources from Fwix, a news aggregator startup, which, according to The Financial Times, bills itself as a "local online newswire."The publication adds that the deal will help The [Full Story…]

NYC Company Leads Online Ad Bidding Tech

NYC Company Leads Online Ad Bidding Tech

AppNexus, a real time ad bidding company based in New York, is introducing its new management platform that it has been testing with eBay for over a year.  App Nexus, along with online giants Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, is developing new online ad technologies that let advertisers buy ads in [Full Story…]

Random House’s Child Uses eBay to Project Book Sales

Random House's Child Uses eBay to Project Book Sales

Author Lee Child, who's publisher Random House is based in New York, has a novel way of projecting how well his books are selling, according to an article in Crain's New York Business.  Instead of looking at Amazon, Child checks eBay for the prices the advance reading copies (copies [Full Story…]