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The Original eBay.com Hosted A Page About Ebola

According to a newly-published New York Magazine profile, eBay founder Pierre Omidyar sounds like a pretty weird dude. The lengthy piece not only documents the billionaire’s latest shenanigans, but also the origins of the world’s largest auction site. Funnily enough, Ebola plays a strange role in that story.


Alleged iPhone 6 Prototype Is Going For $US99,800 On Ebay

Someone is selling what they claim is an iPhone 6 prototype on auction at Ebay; as of this posting, bids are currently over $US99,000. The photos show the phone running a different version of the iOS software, one that looks similar to the factory test mode software shown in previous leaked images of prototypes.


eBay Is Splitting PayPal Off As A Separate Company

Ebay has just announced that it’s to split PayPal off as an independent, publicly traded company in 2015. The separation — which will see PayPal spun off, tax-free, naturally — means that eBay’s e-commerce business will be distinct from its PayPal payments unit.


This Portable XBOX One Gaming 'Laptop' Can Be Yours For Just $US1500

There are plenty of great things about the XBOX One, but not being able to stuff it into a backpack and take it with you on a road trip is definitely a downer. If you’ve got $US1,500 to spare, however, you might just be able to snag an Xbook One: a portable chassis with the guts of the XBOX One and a 22-inch screen.


A 4Chan Post Just Sold For $US90,900 On EBay

What is art? For this eBay seller it’s something as simple as a 4Chan post. Originally caught by Artnet, a vendor known only as “Artwork by Anonymous” turned the above piece of what would usually be everyday internet ephemera into a $US90,900 masterpiece. The lucky buyer also gets free expedited shipping.


One Dumb Trick To Take Pro-Looking Product Photos With Your Phone

Video: If you’re selling stuff online, a few high-quality photos can really set you apart from the hordes of shady-seeming eBayers. But what if you haven’t got a DSLR camera and a bunch of spendy lenses? HouseholdHacker has a trick that’s so stupid simple, you’ll slap yourself for not having thought of it.


Tesla Motors' Elon Musk Was On The Colbert Report Last Week

Last Thursday night’s episode of The Colbert Report in the US included a pretty lengthy interview with multi-industry mad scientist Elon Musk. If you don’t have access to The Comedy Channel in Australia through Foxtel, don’t sweat — we’ve got you covered.


Flash Just Patched A Huge Security Flaw

Adobe just patched up a gaping security flaw that could affect anyone who logs on to eBay, Tumblr, Instagram or other popular sites. If you’re a person who visits any of those domains (or, really, any website out there that might use Flash), you really should update right now.


Locl Is Like eBay, But Only For Your Suburb

Do you want to buy or sell something, but don’t want to bother with a trip to the post office? Australian start-up eBay competitor Locl is a new “mobile marketplace” app that uses geolocation data to find sales around your suburb.


University Student Discovers A Second Ebay Security Flaw

Just a few days after discovering a flaw that compromised millions of user accounts, a 19-year-old British university student found another flaw on ebay’s website. It’s not as bad as the one that forced pretty much everybody to change their ebay passwords. But it’s not good either.