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eBay

[ ee-bey ]
/ ˈiˌbeɪ /
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Digital Technology, Trademark.

the proprietary name of an internet retail website, launched in 1995, that specializes in consumer-to-consumer sales.

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Origin of eBay

First recorded in 1990–95; short for Echo Bay Technology Group, a company founded by the founder of eBay, Pierre Omidyar (born 1967), French-born American entrepreneur of Iranian ancestry
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