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Saroo's Google Earth Quest: How an orphaned boy foud his way home as grown man [VANITY FAIR]
In 2009, having graduated from college, Saroo was living with a friend in the center of Hobart and working on the Web site for his parents' company. Recovering from an ugly breakup, he was drinking and partying more than usual. After years of ignoring MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 11, 2012 10:39 AM ET
New technology allows TV viewers to buy what they see on the screen -- without getting up from the couch.
By Ben Schenkel
FORTUNE -- Steve Yankovich didn't expect to find inspiration in a romantic comedy. The vice president of eBay Mobile remembers watching Something's Gotta Give in 2003, and falling in love with a sleek toaster that he noticed on Diane Keaton's counter. He searched a few stores for the MOREJul 20, 2012 10:35 AM ET
The Argentina-based online marketplace has weathered political and economic storms over the last decade and come out on top.
By Richard McGill Murphy, contributor
FORTUNE -- Founded in 1999, Marcos Galperin's Argentine startup was the only Latin American dotcom to survive the 2000 crash and go public. "They placed a bet on e-commerce really early on, and it paid off," says veteran Latin America tech executive Javier Carrique. No kidding. Today MOREMay 9, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Everyone from Apple to Visa is looking to shape the way we spend money in the digital age. As PayPal rolls out pieces of its new platform, it's looking like a strong contender for a broad new standard.
by Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- As long as the Internet has been a venue for commerce, some companies have dreamed of making electronic cash as seamless and intuitive to use as possible: no MOREMar 21, 2012 10:05 AM ET
The turnaround the company has been working on for four years is finally bearing fruit -- but investors don't seem convinced yet. Its earnings report this week is a chance to change that.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- It wasn't the way any CEO wanted to start of a new year. eBay chief John Donahoe learned that Scott Thompson, the head of the company's fast-growing PayPal unit, was leaving to become MOREJan 17, 2012 10:55 AM ET
To lure customers and boost sales, stores are deploying cool smartphone apps. Will consumers buy into the latest shopping fad?
By Caitlin Keating, reporter
FORTUNE -- Scott Thompson, president and CEO of eBay's PayPal unit (EBAY), says that he is one of those people who drives to Starbucks, sees the long line, and keeps on driving. "I'm on the go. I wish I could have stopped, but I don't have time," Thompson MORENov 25, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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"I'm not a very social person," but "Google+ I instantly found compelling." - Google cofounder Sergey Brin (Search Engine Land)
* Looking forward to Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs? The first exclusive excerpt, highlighting Jobs' nearly 30-year frenemy relationship with Bill Gates, will run in the latest issue of MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 20, 2011 11:07 AM ET
Meg Whitman's experience at eBay may make her seem qualified to lead HP's turnaround. But most tech turnarounds -- when they work -- take several years. And this one is likely to be very difficult.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- Most seasoned executives have their share of career ups and downs. And then there's Meg Whitman.
Whitman presided over eBay's rise from a scrappy startup to an e-commerce giant worth $75 billion MOREOct 13, 2011 12:40 PM ET
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* The initial crop of iPhone 4S reviews are out, and while the smartphone's chassis might look virtually identical to its predecessor, the upgraded components -- a dual-core processor, 8-megapixel camera, among them -- and brand spanking new software (hello, Siri) are enough to make the phone another successful Apple (AAPL) MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 12, 2011 3:30 AM ET
Apple's newest iPhone isn't even out yet and already the e-commerce site is using the device's impending arrival to drum up new sales.
FORTUNE -- The iPhone 4S announcement may have been "underwhelming" for some, but if eBay's early trade-in numbers are any indication, there's demand for Apple's latest device.
Earlier this week, eBay (EBAY) announced a smartphone trade-in promotion with its Instant Sale program pegged to iPhone 4S. Smartphone owners with MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 6, 2011 1:01 PM ET
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