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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* HP's (HPQ) board is weighing its options, and one of them includes kicking out CEO Leo Apotheker after barely a year in and replacing him with former eBay boss Meg Whitman. However, Fortune contributor Eleanor Bloxham argues Whitman, who serves as HP's director and a strategic advisor for Kleiner Perkins, may not be MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 22, 2011 3:30 AM ET
Apple was No. 1 and HP was No. 6 in San Jose metro area job listings
Apple (AAPL) topped list in the San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara metropolitan area with 847 help-wanted ads, according to a survey conducted by the California labor department in July 2011.
It was followed by Yahoo (YHOO), Lockheed Martin (LMT), eBay (EBAY), Stanford University and -- of all companies -- Hewlett-Packard (HPQ).
HP was trying to fill 358 positions in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 23, 2011 6:29 AM ET
FORTUNE -- At Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference, LivingSocial CEO Tim O'Shaughnessy had some choice words for Groupon in which he accused the daily deals competitor of copying several of his company's recent efforts, including LivingSocial Instant, a service offering near-real-time deals that may only last one or two hours.
We ran an edited version of his comments earlier this week.
"So we launched LivingSocial Instant, and Groupon launched their clone of that MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 29, 2011 3:12 PM ET
How executive shuffles, product changes, and a delayed IPO paid off for a couple of private equity firms.
By Kevin Maney, contributor
FORTUNE -- In September 2009, Silver Lake Partners and venture firm Andreessen-Horowitz bought Skype from eBay, where it had become the Kurt Cobain of technology companies (wildly popular, deeply troubled). The value of that deal: $2.75 billion.
In May 2011 the new owners announced that they were selling the company to MOREJul 12, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Services from Google, Square and Intuit are already simplifying consumer credit. But it's the long-term changes that will redefine how merchants, banks and consumers interact.
This is the second in a series of articles leading up to the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference, which will be held from July 19-21 in Aspen, Colorado. Fortune Brainstorm Tech will round up many of the best and brightest thinkers in technology. Our coverage in this MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 1, 2011 5:00 AM ET
In each corner of the startup world there's a Venmo for every Paypal -- a little engine that could, and wants to, badly.
FORTUNE -- Hours before I met Andrew Kortina, I had already given him my credit card number. I don't do this with just any stranger. But Kortina and his cofounder Iqram Magdon-Ismail have built a service called Venmo, which promises to make mobile payments so easy, people will MOREChadwick Matlin - Apr 25, 2011 11:15 AM ET
The startup with "startling" growth is part of a second generation of disruptors -- improving on businesses like Craigslist, that were disruptors themselves.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- The sad truth about hotel rooms is they are at bottom hostile to the spirit of adventure. They lock tourists away from the city's vibrant social life, isolating their guests in charmless, anonymous spaces with no kitchens but plenty of cable TV and MOREApr 5, 2011 1:26 PM ET
"I only need to say this one sentence to get across the magnitude of this launch," wrote Julian Alexander (AKA Tommo_UK) on Investor Village's AAPL Sanity board Friday evening:
"The lines were bigger than for ANY launch, I have ever seen, for anything, anywhere. Including for any iPhone launched to-date or last year's iPad.
"Simply awe inspiring," he continued. "There must have been several thousand people lining up outside the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 26, 2011 11:10 AM ET
Facebook, Twitter, Groupon -- hot Internet startups are using private financing to grow like never before. Why do they trust the social graph to be the backbone of their business model but not of their statement of ownership?
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
The web is nothing if not a democratizing force. It has turned us into active investors with low-cost commissions from online accounts and free access to vast amounts of financial MOREMar 17, 2011 2:46 PM ET
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