EBay Forecasts Sales That May Miss Estimates Amid Amazon Rivalry

Ebay offices | Source: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

SAN JOSE, United States — The world’s biggest online marketplace said sales in the current period will be $4.33 billion to $4.43 billion. Profit before certain items will be 67 cents to 69 cents a share. Analysts on average projected revenue of $4.4 billion and profit of 70 cents, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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Amazon Introduces Dash Device for Adding to Online Shopping List

Amazon Dash Wand | Source: Amazon

SAN FRANCISCO, United States — Amazon.com Inc. unveiled a new device that customers can use to add items to a shopping list by scanning barcodes or speaking the name of the product, in the e- commerce company’s latest push into consumer hardware.

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Alibaba Posts Profit on E-Commerce Demand Ahead of Potential IPO

Alibaba Headquarters | Source: Reuters

Jan. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., China’s online marketplace for products from Louis Vuitton bags to Boston lobsters, swung to a quarterly profit ahead of a potential initial public offering.

Net income attributable to ordinary shareholders was $792 million in the three months ended September, up from a loss of $246 million a year earlier, according to a presentation from Yahoo! Inc., which owns a

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