Insane Story of the Day: eBay Started as an Ebola Site

by Joe Lazauskas
After spending way too much time playing with the Way Back Machine, Fortune’s Erin Griffith came away with an amazing scoop: eBay started as a website about Ebola. In 1995, ebay.com was just another quirky domain on the young web. As Griffith reports, entrepreneur Pierre Omidyar only bought it when his first choice, echobay.com, wasn’t available.Read the full article


  • eBay started as a website about Ebola

    fortune.com - 7 readers, 108 Tweets - One of the world's great technology companies began as a modest website with a page in homage to the deadly virus, now leading news headlines around the world.