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Grab TouchPads for Just $99 Today Only (Sunday December 11)

Just in time for the Holidays, HP and eBay offering TouchPads for $99.

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In a blog post, eBay announced that refurbished HP TouchPads, both 16GB and 32GB models, will go on sale at the HP eBay store at 6 p.m. (Central Time), Sunday, December 11th. …

Introducing PayPal Mobile Wallet App (PayPal Wallet)

PayPal at the opening of their Shopping Showcase, announced that over the next 12-24 months, the company will introduce technologies that give consumers the choice to “swipe, enter, or tap” when they pay.

PayPal says, “At Showcase we’re demonstrating how the future PayPal App, with the integration of RedLaser, will be able to …

Growth in Vertical Searches Conceding Ground to Core Search Engines

Over the past decade we have been presented with every type of specialized search engine you can imagine: Web search, vertical search, retail search, travel search, mobile search, social search, job search and so on.

As a result of these specialized search needs, not only has the search engine market ballooned over the …

Prototype Apple Macbook Pro 15″ with Integrated 3G Cellular Modem on Sale on eBay

Apple developed prototypes of the MacBook Pro with integrated 3G data, as evidenced by this eBay sale showing a never-released MacBook Pro prototype. This particular machine dates back to 2007 and is a 15-inch MacBook Pro Santa Rosa laptop with a 3G antenna, 3G hardware and SIM card slot built in.

Will PayPal Save You the Zombie Apocalypse? [Video]

By this time, you must have heard about PayPal President Scott Thompson recently challenged five Bay Area PayPal employees to embrace a lifestyle focused solely on digital money, it can save your life during a Zombie Apocalypse.

A member of the PayPal community called “Zombie Apocalypse” produced a video, that shows …

PayPal’s Scott Thompson Challenges Employees to Foucs on Purely Digital Money

PayPal recently announced that by 2015 the physical wallets will be a thing of the past as digital money will be accepted everywhere in the United States. And, that the company now has 100 million active accounts.

PayPal President Scott Thompson recently challenged five Bay Area PayPal employees to embrace …

PayPal Now Has 100 Million Active Accounts

PayPal now has more than 100 million active accounts. That’s 100 million people around the world who have already trusted PayPal with their digital wallets, Scott Thompson, President, PayPal, blogged today on PayPal official blog.

“But after reaching this important milestone, my colleagues here at PayPal and I believe we need to look …

Apple Has Most Productive Employees; Each Staff Raking in $419,528 Cash Profit Per Head, Pingdom Report

Apple earned a massive profit of $419,528 per employee in the past 12 months. That beats Google, Microsoft, Intel and a bunch of other big tech companies by quite some margin. Pingdom calculated the yearly profit per employee for a selection of big tech companies that are publicly traded on NYSE and NASDAQ: Apple, Google, …

eBay Acquires “Hyper-local” Advertising Network WHERE.com

eBay has acquired Boston-based WHERE.com, which is a “hyper-local” advertising network that gives people relevant, real-time information and deals from businesses. The company also has a popular mobile app that allows people to find personalized deals and local recommendations. Last year eBay bought local product inventory finder Milo.com.

The terms of the WHERE …

Webcast: Scalable Counters with Windows Azure

In this Cloud Cover episode, Steve and Wade explain the application architecture of their latest creation–the Apathy Button. Like many other popular buttons on the Internet, the Apathy Button has to deal with the basic challenge of concurrency. This concurrency challenge arises from multiple role instances–as well as multiple threads–all trying to update the same …

Google, Facebook, eBay and Other Internet Heavyweights Take France to Court Over Privacy Storage Rule

More than 20 Internet companies including Google, Dailymotion, and eBay, are bringing the case before the State Council, their representative French Association of Internet Community Services (ASIC) said on Tuesday.

“The ASIC is appealing at the State Council against the decree to keep connection data,” ASIC head Benoit Tabaka told reporters.

Eric Schmidt Goes at All-Time High Approval Rating, Ballmer Rated Worst CEO; Bartz Falls in Past Year, Glassdoor Suvery Revealed

Glassdoor.com, quizzes employees of tech companies how they feel about their current CEO asking: “Do you approve of the way your CEO is leading the company?” Unfortunately for Steve Ballmer, Microsoft employees gave Ballmer a 40% approval rating which’s down from last years 46%. This isn’t good news for Ballmer who has already been on …

Windows Azure Powers eBay’s Apple iPad Marketplace

In 2010, eBay and Microsoft began working with Avanade and Accenture to explore how the Windows Azure platform might enable eBay to deploy and scale applications more quickly and cost effectively in eBay’s highly customized, Java-based environment.

The project focused on migrating eBay’s Apple iPad marketplace site to Windows Azure. The iPad site …

12,000 iPad 2’s Sold on eBay in Just Two Weeks

eBay has released its official figures relating to a two-week period of iPad 2 activity on their US site, between the launch and international roll out. CNET reports:

“In a release preceding the U.S. launch of the iPad 2, the company said that 38,000 Instant Sale offers had been made on original …

Google Ready to Test NFC-based Mobile Payment System in New York, San Francisco

Google plans to begin testing NFC-based mobile payments at selected stores in New York and San Francisco. “The company will pay for installation of thousands of special cash-register systems from VeriFone Systems Inc. (PAY) at merchant locations, said one of the people, who requested anonymity because Google’s plans haven’t been made public. The registers would …