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eBay wants to put interactive mirrors in dressing rooms

To reach the brick-and-mortar world, eBay is turning to interactive mirrors. Because shopping wasn’t stressful enough before the mirrors started talking to you.

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James Bond’s submarine car is on sale on eBay for $1 million

Among James Bond’s many glorious gadgets over the years, one that stands out even to this day is his submarine car from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977): a modified 1977 Lotus Espirit S1 sportscar that was shown driving directly from land into water. In real life, there was no such transforming amphibious vehicle: seven different cars were used to create the submarine scenes in the film — one of them being little more than an Espirit-shaped shell wrapped around a working submarine. Now you can own one of the three other remaining land models for a fitting $ 1 million. Hot Rod City, a vintage car restoration and resale shop in Las Vegas, is selling a prop Lotus Espirit from the film on eBay. Unfortunately, the vehicle doesn’t actually drive…

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Atari games found in a New Mexico landfill will be given to museums and sold on eBay

It’s a story of legend that was finally proven true earlier this year: back in April, construction workers in New Mexico unearthed a cache of Atari 2600 games (including the notoriously horrible E.T.) from a landfill, where they had been buried for more than 30 years. Atari put them there during the great video game crash of 1983, but the story had never been confirmed until the excavation.

Now, there’s a plan for the uncovered games: according to a report from Polygon, the approximately 1,200 games that were found will either head for museums or be auctioned off on eBay. “The primary goal is that they go into museums and the story be told,” said dig site manager Joe Lewandowski, according to a recording of a city council meeting this…

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eBay and fine-art auction house Sotheby’s team up to offer live bidding online

eBay and the fine-art auction house Sotheby’s are teaming up to offer access to on-location auctions over the web, allowing people across the globe to bid on Sotheby’s listings of antiques, artworks, and collectibles. To host the online auctions, eBay will launch a new page for auctions that tie-in with bidding at Sotheby’s New York headquarters. Other sellers will eventually be able to take advantage of the service, though Sotheby’s will remain its flagship partner. “We are joining with eBay to make our sales more accessible to the broadest possible audience around the world,” Sotheby’s COO Bruno Vinciguerra says in a statement.

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To compete with Amazon, eBay wants to be the Uber of e-commerce

Amazon and eBay are increasingly at odds with each other in the e-commerce space. In response to Amazon’s drone dreams, eBay CEO John Donahoe all of scoffed, saying, “We’re not really focusing on long-term fantasies, we’re focusing on things that will change consumers’ experience today.” Thus, while Amazon may own more mindshare online, eBay is aiming higher by building e-payments into its vision of a frictionless, real-world shopping experience.

The New York Times reports that eBay, through PayPal, eBay Now, and the numerous acquisitions the company has made in the last five years, is making moves to bridge the gap between online shopping and real-commerce through a digital wallet system. The system is meant to function like Uber:…

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eBay website gets a major makeover

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eBay is a site that has gradually evolved over the years, so much so that it may seem to some people like it has never changed. But today sees a major overhaul that has introduced a new era of eBay – and it’s one that pays no small debt to Pinterest. The company aims to restructure how users discover products, unashamedly aping how people interact with social media platforms. Also, eBay will begin producing editorial content that is tailor-made to individual users based on the kinds of collections they’ve made and users they follow.
    




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ZTE turns to eBay to sell Open Firefox OS smartphone in the US and UK

Smartphones running the new Firefox OS have been launched by a couple of carriers around the world (most notably by Telefónica in Spain and South America), but a widespread launch in the US and UK is still a ways off. Despite that, ZTE still wants to sell its Open Firefox smartphone to consumers willing to pay for it in those countries, so it has turned to eBay to peddle its wares. The Open is ZTE’s first Firefox phone, and while it won’t get any hardware geeks excited with its 3.5-inch HVGA display and low-end processor, it does give the US and UK their first look at the new web-based mobile platform. Those interested in giving the Open a run can pick it up in orange for $ 79.99 (£59.99 in the UK) from the official ZTE eBay store…

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eBay launches an iPhone app for 3D printing afficionados

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eBay has recently announced the launch of an iPhone app that will probably help with the popularization of 3D printing. The app is named eBay Exact, it will let buyers customize the products they want to purchase.

The app was made possible by a partnership with several large 3D printing companies: Sculpteo, MakerBot and Hot Pop Factory. Some customizable products were handpicked, for now mostly iPhone cases, figurines and jewelry.

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Original Schindler’s list being auctioned on eBay, bidding starts at $3 million

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One of four known original copies of Schindler’s list is currently being auctioned off on eBay. The document contains the names of hundreds of Jews who were employed by Oskar Schindler during the Holocaust — effectively saving them from Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime. Steven Spielberg popularized Schindler’s story with his 1993 film Schindler’s List. The 14-page document was typed up by Itzhak Stern, Schindler’s accountant and “right hand man,” on onion skin paper and is dated April 18th, 1945. Collectors Gary Zimet and Eric Gazin are selling the historic list, currently in the hands of an unidentified collector who obtained it from Stern’s family.

Securing the timeless document won’t come cheap, however; bidding starts at a lofty $ 3…

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eBay unveils 3D printing app Exact

Customize your 3D-printed online purchases thanks to the auction giant’s new smartphone app eBay Exact.

    


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