eBay Base CaseBy Deborah Gage | Posted 2001-10-29 Email Print
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eBay Base Case
Headquarters: 2145 Hamilton Ave., San Jose, Calif.
Phone Number: (408) 558-7400
Business: Provides a Web-based community in which buyers and sellers are brought together in an auction format to buy and sell items.
Chief Information Officer: Maynard Webb, president, eBay Technologies
Financials in 2000: $431.4 million in sales, $48.3 million in net income, 11% net profit
Challenge: Upgrade existing technology to accommodate projected traffic growth, increase productivity of developers, improve integration of eBay software with partners' software, customize services for targeted sellers and buyers, and improve overall user experience.