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eBay tightens rules around unpaid item disputes

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EBay has announced changes to the unpaid item dispute process; a move aimed at curbing the friction that can occur between buyers and sellers when something goes wrong at the auction site. The announcements specifically...

Bidding reaches $18.55 Billion in U.S. Wireless Auction

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Bidding has reached $18.55 billion in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's record-setting auction of government-owned wireless airwaves, covering five separate blocks of spectrum in the auction. The FCC is keeping bidders' identities secret until the...

Auction of videogame sparks online debate

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A Canadian man who said he sold his 15-year-old son's prized video game on eBay after catching him smoking marijuana has sparked an online debate on who is wrong -- father or son. The unidentified...

Online auction for security bugs

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Online auction house WabiSabiLabi has been created in order to prevent flaws getting in to the hands of hi-tech criminals by rewarding researchers that find them. There is known to be a ready market for...

Auction Fraud Tops Net Crime

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According the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), auction fraud complaints made up about 45% of the 207,492 complaints received by the IC3 last year. That number is down significantly from...

eBay mutes iTunes song auction

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eBay on Thursday canceled an auction that sought to resell a music download that was purchased through Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store, saying the attempted sale violated its listing policies. The move for now brings...

Government plans new broadband wireless auction

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Thanks cheekymonkey for this. With the 28GHz auction still failing to attract any new bids, the government is hoping to persuade telecoms companies to splash out on a 3.4GHz licence instead The government is...

Lara Croft original up for auction

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For sale--one Lara Croft outfit, hardly used, perfect for fancy dress parties. The original outfit created for the star of video games and the movies has gone under the virtual hammer in a charity Internet...

FBI: Auction fraud tops Net scam list

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Online auctions account for the majority of complaints about Internet fraud, according to a new report from the FBI. The Internet Fraud Complaint Center, a joint operation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the...

Be Puts History Up for Auction

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Seen at Betanews. With the now defunct Be, Inc. closing its doors forever, the three remaining board members announced plans to liquidate all remaining office equipment in a public auction to be held January...

eBay's Sept. 11 auction winding down

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eBay is bringing the gavel down on its Auction for America charity effort. The online auction house has stopped accepting new items for the charity auction, which was launched in September to...

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