TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: eBay Signs Up 200 Millionth Member

eBay Signs Up 200 Millionth Member

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Wed, 14 Jun 2006 13:47:52 -0500

EBay Inc. has now registered 200 million users of its online auction
services, which would make it the fifth-largest country in the world
if its members could form one nation, its CEO said on Tuesday.

Speaking to thousands of the company's most loyal buyers and sellers
at its annual user conference here, Chief Executive Meg Whitman said
eBay achieved the milestone on Saturday.

Only, China, India, the United States and Indonesia are larger in
terms of population, Whitman said.

As of March 31, the company had reported it had 192.9 million
registered users worldwide, and 75.4 million "active" users in the
March quarter. EBay's biggest markets are the United States, Germany,
Britain and South Korea.

The figures exclude other eBay properties such as,, and its online classified advertising Web sites.

San Jose, California-based EBay also runs the PayPal online payment
service and Skype, a Web-based communications operation that allows
users to make cheap phone calls or trade text messages on computers
and phones.

Copyright 2006 Reuters Limited.

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