Amazon and eBay accused of selling cosmetics containing mercury

Business Nov 28, 2019

Amazon and eBay accused of selling cosmetics containing mercury

As they enter the holiday shopping season, online marketplaces Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc. are fending off reports about products with high mercury levels being sold on their websites in more evidence that the convenience of online shopping can come with product safety risks. Activist ...

Business Feb 28, 2018

EBay to buy Qoo10 Japan shopping platform, other assets from Giosis

EBay Inc. said on Tuesday it would buy Giosis Pte. Ltd.'s Japanese business, including the Qoo10 online shopping platform, to expand its presence in Asia's second-largest economy. Giosis, which already counts eBay as an investor, operates seven localized online marketplaces in five countries, including Japan ...

Daniel Craig's favorite Bond car is a Toyota

Business Mar 20, 2016

Daniel Craig's favorite Bond car is a Toyota

Daniel Craig's favorite Bond car isn't an Aston Martin. It's a Toyota. Craig famously said he loved the Toyota 2000GT Sean Connery drove in "You Only Live Twice" for its long Coke-bottle shape and the fresh drop-top aesthetic. Investors love it for its reliability and ...

Business Oct 20, 2013

'People are basically good,' says philanthropist

Born: Pierre Omidyar was born in 1967 in Paris to Iranian immigrants. He moved to Washington at the age of 6 and graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor's degree in computer science in 1988. Omidyar worked for Claris, an Apple subsidiary, before setting up ...

The face of journalism's savior?

Business Oct 20, 2013

The face of journalism's savior?

by Dominic Rushe

By the time Pierre Omidyar was 31, he was, in his own words, not just regular rich but "ridiculous rich." With enough money to make an impact in pretty much any sphere he chooses, the eBay billionaire last week made a splash in an ...