eBay, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY)

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Offering a forum for the buying and selling of stuff, eBay is the world’s largest online marketplace.

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Player Avatar NetAnaylyst (< 20) Submitted: 8/12/2013 11:29:48 PM : Outperform Start Price: $53.74 EBAY Score: -22.04

Ebay's purge of 15,000 sellers last week could be a publicity nightmare that will scare investors away.

Member Avatar NetAnaylyst (< 20) Submitted: 9/3/2013 2:18:50 PM
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From a post in an ebay discussion thread: "Tortious interference with business relationships occurs where the tortfeasor acts to prevent the plantiff from successfully establishing or maintaining business relationships. This tort may occur when a first party's conduct intentionally causes a second party not to enter into a business relationship with a third party that otherwise would probably have occurred. Such conduct is termed tortious interference with prospective business relations, expectations, or advantage or with prospective economic advantage."
Since the Cassini search is set up not to just to lower or drop listings but to actually BLOCK listings that it's artificial intelligence has assumed will not result in a sale if shown to the buyer- than yes eBay's (the first party) conduct is intentionally causing a buyer (the second party) not to enter into a business relationship with a seller (the third party). Time for the SEC or FTC to look into ebay?

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