eBay is an online auction website that was a large part of the creation of the internet consumer marketplace. eBay has 159 million active users using it's e-commerce platform creating over 800 million live for sale product listings. Founded as AuctionWeb by Pierre Omidyar in 1995, just two years later and one million items sold, the company was renamed 'eBay' in 1997. eBay is now one of the largest retailers in the world with buyers in 190 countries. eBay also owns subsidiary PayPal, which also has a presence in Austin. eBay employs over 1,000 workers in Austin at it's location at 7700 W Parmer Ln. Austin, TX 78729.