San Jose, CA, United States
San Jose, CA, United States

eBay Inc. is an American multinational corporation and e-commerce company, providing consumer-to-consumer & business-to-consumer sales services via Internet. It is headquartered in San Jose, California, United States. eBay was founded by Pierre Omidyar in 1995, and became a notable success story of the dot-com bubble; it is a multi-billion dollar business with operations localized in over thirty countries.The company manages eBay.com, an online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide. In addition to its auction-style sales, the website has since expanded to include "Buy It Now" shopping; shopping by UPC, ISBN, or other kind of SKU ; online classified advertisements ; online event ticket trading ; online money transfers and other services.It is not a free website, but charges users an invoice seller fee on the basis of if they have sold or listed any items. Wikipedia.


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Methods, apparatus, and systems to determine a niche market of items or services, the first phase of which identities a gap between demand and supply for a set of items. Session logs may he evaluated to compare transactions involving a specific item to those of a larger group of items. The resultant information identifies areas of high demand, but with low availability. The niche market information may be provided as direct merchandising items for sellers. In one example, the method generates niche market item web pages in specific categories. Additional methods, apparatus, and systems are disclosed.


Systems and methods of returning location and/or event results using information mined from non-textual information are provided. Non-textual information is captured using a hardware component of a user device. Text-based social media content input on the user device is then retrieved. A location of the user device is determined using a global positioning system module in the user device. The non-textual information is converted to a machine-analyzable format, and the converted non-textual information is compared to a database of converted non-textual information samples to analyze and classify the converted non-textual information. The classification is sent to a server for storage in a database in a manner that ties the classification to the geographical location of the user device.


Aspects of the present disclosure involve an apparatus, systems, and methods for soiled garment detection and notification. The method may include receiving a measure of odor being released from a garment from a soiled garment detection apparatus. The method may further include determining that the measure of odor exceeds an acceptable odor threshold. A message may then be sent to a user device associated with the garment (e.g. a device of the owner of the garment) in response to determining that the measure of odor exceeds the threshold. The message may include a notification that the garment is soiled, and a suggested course of action to improve the measure of odor released by the garment.


A method and a system are disclosed for generating a recommendation of a retail location on a network-based system. For example, a system may obtain a retail location definition associated with a geographic location. The geographic location may represent the retail location. The system then builds a scan event model from product scan messages received from a plurality of scanning devices located within the geographic location. The scan event model may include one or more scan events each being associated with a product definition and the retail location definition. Next, a recommendation query from the search device is received by the system. The recommendation query may include a product identifier and a query location. The system may generate a recommendation of the retail location based on determining that the product identifier and the query location match the one or more scan events of the scan event model.


Patent
eBay | Date: 2016-12-05

An apparatus and method for purchasing contents of a virtual shopping cart are disclosed. Automatic checkout settings are received from a user, the automatic checkout settings include an automatic checkout time and an item substitution behavior setting. The user adds an item to the virtual shopping cart associated with the user. In response to the item substitution behavior authorizing substitution of items in the virtual shopping cart, availability of a substitute item that qualifies as a substitute for the item is determined. The substitute item qualifies as the substitute for the item based on the substitute item being an equivalent to the item. The item is replaced by the substitute item in the virtual shopping cart based on the availability of the substitute item. The contents of the virtual shopping cart are automatically purchased at the automatic checkout time and in accordance with remaining automatic checkout settings.


Patent
eBay | Date: 2016-10-28

In an example embodiment, a request that includes a first image is received. A second image and a description are accessed from an item listing. An item identifier that corresponds to the second image is parsed from the description. A first edge in the first image and a second edge in a second image are detected. A match between the first image and the second image is determined based on the detection. The first image is associated with the item identifier. item information corresponding to the item identifier is accessed from web pages. The item information is then transmitted.


Systems and methods for a domain split display are provided. A first request call directed to a first domain is received. In response, a first response is transmitted to a client device, which causes generation of a parent page comprising a content iframe that is a child frame of the parent page. The parent page is associated with the first domain and the content iframe is associated with a second domain. A second request call directed to a second domain is received and a second response is transmitted to the client device. The second response causes a plurality of grandchild iframes to be generated within the content iframe, whereby a first grandchild iframe is associated with the first domain and a second grandchild iframe is associated with the second domain. The plurality of grandchild iframes are sibling iframes at a same level that are enabled to communicate with each other regardless of domain. The system causes resizing of the content iframe based on a communication of a size requirement between the first grandchild iframe and the second grandchild iframe and based on a communication of the size requirement between the first grandchild iframe and the parent page.


A system and method to facilitate translation of communications between entities over a network are provided. The system receives a first language construct transmitted by a first entity that is directed to a second entity. The system identifies a construct identifier corresponding to the first language construct and determines a language preference of the second entity. A second language construct is retrieved by the system by locating an entry in a translated construct table that contains both the construct identifier and a language identifier corresponding to the language preference of the second entity, whereby the second language construct is a translation of the first language construct into a second language corresponding to the language preference. The second language construct is used to update information associated with the first entity.


A method and a system are provided. The system comprises a processor-implemented video frame selector module configured to determine a video frame to process that is received from a mobile device, the processor-implemented video frame selector module comprising a video frame analyzer module configured to determine a difference between a first video frame and a second video frame, and a video frame tag module configured to tag the first or second video frame as the determined video frame for item identification when the difference exceeds a predetermined amount. The system further comprises a processor-implemented item identification module configured to identify an item in the determined video frame and to tag the determined video frame with an identification of the item. The system also comprises a processor-implemented market module configured to generate offers of the identified item from at least one merchant to the mobile device.


The present disclosure involves a system that includes a computer memory storage component configured to store computer programming instructions and a computer processor component operatively coupled to the computer memory storage component. The computer processor component is configured to run a secure operating system and a non-secure operating system in parallel. The secure and non-secure operating systems are isolated from each other. The computer processor component is configured to execute code to perform the following operations: receiving an authentication request from an application that is run by the non-secure operating system, wherein the authentication request contains credentials of the application; communicating with a secure applet that is run by the secure operating system, and wherein the communicating includes transferring the credentials of the application to the secure applet; and authenticating and vetting the application based on the credentials of the application.

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