Where do you shop when you’re looking for something either unique, antique, or even exotic?
The company was founded in 1995 as an online auction marketplace that connects buyers and sellers.
The original name of eBay was AuctionWeb, but the founder wanted to change it in 1997. He wanted something that sounded edgier and so eBay became the name of the company from 1997 forward.
Since its name change, eBay grew in size and acquired many other companies. Its headquarters are in San Jose, California, employing over twelve thousand employees and turns out a revenue of eight billion dollars.
As of last year, the website is home to over 168 million users-either buyers or sellers. (more…)