Online marketplace and auction that enables people to buy, sell and pay online. The Company has three business segments: Marketplaces, Payments and Communications. Its Marketplaces segment provides the infrastructure to enable global online commerce through a variety of platforms, including the traditional eBay.com platform and eBay’s other online platforms. eBay’s Payments segment comprises its online payment solutions PayPal and Bill Me Later. Its Communications segment, which consists of Skype Technologies S.A. (Skype), enables voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) calls between Skype users, and provides connectivity to traditional fixed-line and mobile telephones. In November 2008, eBay acquired Bill Me Later. In October 2009, the Company sold its 65% interest in online phone company, Skype Technologies1.
1. eBay's marketplace enables millions of people to buy, sell and pay for goods online. Through their worldofgood.ebay.com site, eBay screens products and sellers for positive societal and environmental impacts. For example, sellers are screened for economic empowerment, tradition preservation, and fair trade considerations. Products are screened for energy and environmental conservation. This system empowers people from remote locations to become a part of the global online marketplace while improving their local conditions.12
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