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2065 Hamilton Avenue

San Jose, CA 95125

United States

Phone: 408-376-7400


eBay Inc., a commerce company, offers Marketplace, StubHub, and Classifieds platforms that connect buyers and sellers worldwide. The technologies and services that power the company’s platforms are designed to enable sellers worldwide to organize and offer their inventory for sale, and buyers to find and buy it anytime and anywhere. The company’s Marketplace platforms include its online marketplace located at www.ebay.com, its localized counterparts, and the eBay mobile apps. The company’s StubHub platforms include its online ticket platform located at www.stubhub.com and the StubHub mobile apps. These platforms provide fans with a place to purchase tickets to the games, concerts, and theater shows they want to attend and an easy way to sell tickets. The company’s Classifieds platforms include various brands, such as Mobile.de, Kijiji, Gumtree, Marktplaats, eBay Classifieds, and others. The company offers online classifieds in approximately 1,500 cities around the world. These platforms help people find whatever they are looking for in their local communities. The company’s eBay Top Rated Seller program (eTRS), rewards qualifying sellers with fee discounts and improved search standing for qualifying listings. eBay Money Back Guarantee covers items purchased on the company’s Websites in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Australia and Canada through a qualifying payment method and protects most buyers with respect to items that are not received or are received but not as described in the listing. eBay Money Back Guarantee provides coverage for the purchase price of the item, plus original shipping costs, for a limited period of time from the original date of transaction, and includes a streamlined interface to help buyers and sellers navigate the process. The company’s platforms are accessible through a traditional online experience (desktop and laptop computers) or from mobile devices (smartphones and tablets). Its multi-screen approach offers downloadable, mobile applications for the iPhone, the iPad, Android and Windows mobile devices that allow access to ebay.com and some of its other Websites and vertical shopping experiences. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 800 million items listed for sale on its platforms. The company offers choice to buyers and sellers across various dimensions, such as by listing format; by item condition; and by delivery format. The company offers various specialized vertical experiences. On its Marketplace platforms, the company has built specialized experiences, such as Daily Deals, Fashion, Motors (vehicles; parts and accessories) and Electronics. Daily Deals offers various products in multiple categories at discounted prices with free shipping. StubHub provides secondary ticketing for event tickets, enabling fans to buy and sell tickets to a large selection of sports, concert, theater, and other live entertainment events. Discontinued Operations In July 2015, the company completed the distribution of 100% of the outstanding common stock of PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PayPal) to its stockholders, pursuant to which PayPal became an independent company. In November 2015, the company sold the businesses underlying its former Enterprise segment. Intellectual Property The company pursues the registration of its domain names, trademarks, and service marks in the U.S. and internationally. Additionally, the company has filed U.S. and international patent applications covering certain aspects of its proprietary technology. Competition The company’s online shopping comparison Websites (Shopping.com) compete with sites, such as Google Shopping, Rakuten, Nextag.com, Pricegrabber.com, Shopzilla, Buscape in Latin America (owned by Naspers) and Yahoo! Product Search, which offer shopping search engines that allow consumers to search the Internet for specified products. History eBay Inc. was founded in 1995. The company was incorporated in California in 1996. In 1998, the company was reincorporated in Delaware.


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