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    U.S. Prosecutors Investigate eBay

    Stephan Zoll, Geschaeftsfuehrer von eBay in Deutschland, geht am Dienstag (24.05.11) in Berlin auf einer Pressekonferenz zur Vorstellung einer neuen Marken-Kampagne am Logo des Online-Aktionshauses entlang. (zu dapd-Text) Foto: Michael Gottschalk/dapd

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    Did eBay employees spy on Craigslist? Allegations of foul play between the two Internet giants has spurred a criminal probe. U.S. prosecutors are investigating whether the online auction site took advantage of its seat on Craigslist’s board to further its own plans for a new Craigslist competitor. Craigslist claims eBay employees used access to the companies confidential business plans to further its own rival venture.

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