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eBay Ink Weekly Roundup – March 23 #InkRoundup

eBay to Sell Rent.com Website To Primedia‎
eBay is selling off one of its properties as the online retailer continues to focus on building its mobile commerce platform. Primedia, a renter resource for apartment and rental home information and listings, is buying Rent.com. eBay Inc. has entered into an agreement to divest Rent.com because it had limited synergies with our core businesses as we’re focusing on enabling commerce for buyers and sellers globally through platforms and technology. [via eBay Ink]

Further News
+ New Yorkers can now shop for Lancôme and Yves Saint Laurent beauty products while riding in cabs.
+ E-commerce sites are facilitating social sharing among their users through buttons and plugins.
+ Some of the biggest brands on the Web are opening shops offline.

Posts From the Week
+ PRIMEDIA to Acquire Rent.com from eBay Inc.
+ [VIDEO] Recap of eBay Inc. at Mobile World Congress 2012

Looking Back on eBay Ink
eBay’s Raji Arasu Named a “Woman of Influence” for 2011. Raji Arasu, Vice President of Technology for eBay, has been named to the prestigious Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal 2011 Women of Influence list. Nominated by her peers, and recognized by the publication’s Women of Influence committee, Raji will receive the award at a formal awards’ dinner on April 14. She will also be included in a special publication honoring notable women in Silicon Valley. I was lucky enough to sit down with the 10-year eBay veteran to chat about her time at eBay, the award itself and the challenges and opportunities she sees facing women in technology today.

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