eBay scoops up Decide.com for data analysis boost

New acquisition

eBay has acquired Seattle-based Decide.com, a subscription product recommendation site. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Decide.com has previously raised USD17m from Madrona Venture Group, Maveron, Vulcan Capital and angel investors. The company’s employees will join eBay in its new Seattle office and help to boost the online marketplace’s data analytics to provided better prices for sellers.

“Technology innovation – and the engineers behind it – are critical to eBay’s mission of connecting buyers and sellers to the things they need and love,” said Mark Carges, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Global Products, Marketplaces. “Our vision is only as strong as the people behind our platform, so we are always looking to bring strong technologists into our company, especially those who are passionate about data and e-commerce and have developed products at web scale, into our organization.”

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