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The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has joined a growing throng of PayPal and eBay competitors and detractors opposing eBay's push to have the Australian Competitition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) look the other way while it seeks to enforce PayPal exclusivity on the Australian arm of the world's largest auction site.

Software developers active in Web 2.0 development have ranked Microsoft’s MSN/Live Windows Developer Program higher than developer programs offered by Google, eBay, Yahoo, Facebook, or PayPal.
Published in Networking
Monday, 28 April 2008 16:18

Shame, eBay, Shame!

A few days ago, my wife, who is an occasional eBay user and purchaser, completed a survey on payment habits.  She doesn’t have a PayPal account and thus has never used it.  Oddly, today, she received an email inviting her to use PayPal and be entered in a draw for one of a bunch of iPod nanos.
Published in Networking
After the recent controversy over auction site eBay Australia’s plans to enforce eBay-owned PayPal as the exclusive payments clearing system for users, eBay Australia contacted iTWire to answer its critics. eBay Australia spokesperson Daniel Feiler presents the company’s case in a telephone interview with iTWire editor Stan Beer.

Monday, 21 April 2008 17:06

eBay + PayPal = Restraint of Trade

By referring their proposed action to the ACCC and seeking exemption from specific sections of the Trade Practices Act, eBay has thrown up an impressive smoke-screen to hide a much bigger problem – it's called "Restraint of Trade."
Published in Market
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The role of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is to regulate for free and open competition in the marketplace and to protect consumers. There is a viable competitor to PayPal that protects eBay consumers. That is just one reason why the ACCC cannot allow the intention of eBay Australia to accept payments only through its PayPal subsidiary.

Published in Beerfiles
Thursday, 17 April 2008 04:05

PayPal action from ACCC to be watched globally

When auction site eBay Australia announced last week that it would only accept online payments through its PayPal system from June 17 it set the global blogosphere alight - for all the wrong reasons. Global eBay users, both sellers and buyers, worried that Australia is just a test market for a worldwide rollout, are thus watching keenly as regulator the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) examines the eBay action.

Published in Beerfiles
eBay’s transaction processing business unit PayPal has agreed to purchase the Israeli company Fraud Sciences Ltd for $US 169M to enhance the detection of fraudulent transactions.  Fraud Science’s technology allows the automated analysis of transactions to determine unusual, and hence possibly fraudulent, usage.

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