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Buffett lunch a snip at £1.4m

An anonymous bidder has won a private lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett in an ebay auction - to the tune of $2.3m (£1.4m).

Gecko shock for Ebay belt shopper

A gallivanting gecko has turned up safe and well after hitching a 100-mile ride inside an envelope following an internet shopping mix-up.

The 10 best smart TVs

We’ve come a long way from remotes attached to your telly by a cord. These next-generation screens have everything from wi-fi to built-in Skype.

Microsoft confirms £5bn Skype deal

Microsoft today confirmed it will buy internet phone service Skype for 8.5 billion US dollars (£5 billion) in the software giant's biggest ever takeover deal.

BMW logs on to eBay UK to accelerate sales of car parts

BMW has launched an internet shop on eBay UK which is selling parts and accessories direct to consumers for the first time. The German carmaker hopes it can accelerate sales.

Facebook and Google weigh up Skype offers

The internet giants Google and Facebook have held talks about possible tie-ups with Skype, it emerged yesterday, and analysts believe either move would make sense.

Gun police suspended over photograph

Eight members of a police force's elite gun crime unit have been suspended for "inappropriate behaviour".

Harriet Walker: Once we used to donate stuff. Now we just want to flog it

You can tell when people start spring cleaning in my neck of the woods, because every Monday morning there are black binbags sitting outside Age Concern, ripped open as if by a pack of velociraptors, their contents thoroughly rummaged through and scattered to the winds.

DIY for dummies

New classes for the DIY illiterate are bringing back those long forgotten skills, says Annie Deakin

Ocado picks up director on eBay

An eBay executive is joining Ocado as a non-executive director as the online grocer moves towards boosting the number of independent non-executives on its board towards 50 per cent, in line with the UK Corporate Governance Code.

eBay pays £1.2bn for GSI Commerce

The auction website eBay is to buy the e-commerce company GSI Commerce for $1.96bn (£1.22bn) in cash in an attempt to win more business from large store chains.

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