eBay: The Company and Its Founder

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What's on your mind? What are you doing? Feeling lucky? Explore the origins of these common buzz phrases and the companies they symbolize in the Technology Pioneers series. Dig deep into the lives of those who dreamed big and founded some of society's most important technology companies. Learn where each founder grew up, where they went to school, and where they came up with their life-changing ideas. Study up on how their groundbreaking companies started, how they have grown, and where they stand today. ...

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Overview

What's on your mind? What are you doing? Feeling lucky? Explore the origins of these common buzz phrases and the companies they symbolize in the Technology Pioneers series. Dig deep into the lives of those who dreamed big and founded some of society's most important technology companies. Learn where each founder grew up, where they went to school, and where they came up with their life-changing ideas. Study up on how their groundbreaking companies started, how they have grown, and where they stand today. Technology and innovation drive society today. Do you have what it takes to be the next Technology Pioneer?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617148071
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Series: Technology Pioneers Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,038,166
  • Age range: 12 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Birth of a Giant 6

Chapter 2 Not Just Another Kid 14

Chapter 3 Into the Real World 22

Chapter 4 New Talent and New Investors 32

Chapter 5 The Great eBay Flood 42

Chapter 6 A New CEO and Philanthropy 52

Chapter 7 Prosperity, Giving, and a Setback 62

Chapter 8 The eBay Legacy 72

Chapter 9 Beyond eBay 80

Chapter 10 The Future of eBay 88

Timeline 96

Essential Facts 100

Glossary 102

Additional Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 109

About the Author 112

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