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06/10/2013 05:00 pm ET

eBay Launches Online Magazine with "Inside Source" -- and Fake Hamsters are Hottest Holiday Gift

Earlier this month, eBay launched Inside Source, a style/fashion/shopping guide published by the auction giant.  Here's the launch story in The New York Times.


Last week we caught up with the publication's editor Meredith Barnett at the eBay store, a temporary promotional facility on 57th Street.  She tells us about the new site, its use of video and its integration with eBay.

She also shows us around the some of cooler holiday gifts on eBay.  And, yes the little battery-powered hamsters, the Zhu Zhu Pets are the hottest gift of the holiday season on eBay, Meredith tells Beet.TV

The New York store closes this Sunday, 11/29.

eBay's Successful iPhone App

Earlier today, eBay announced that it will sell $500 million worth of goods through its iPhone application. Here's the take by TechCrunch and the story on CNET.