Big Stocks: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB); United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS); eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY)
Dallas, Texas, 09/24/2014 (ustrademedia) – 30 year old Mark Zuckerberg who is at the helm of affairs at Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) as its Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer is attracting unwelcome media attention with respect to issues he is facing with his new neighbours in the tony San Francisco neighbourhood of Dolores Heights. Mr. Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have been involved in renovating their apartment in the upmarket neighbourhood since last year. Now it has emerged that the work force which has been engaged to remodel the place has been hogging parking spots at the busy neighbourhood at the cost of other local residents. The renovation project is expected to wind up in spring of next year. Both Mr. Zuckerberg and company spokesperson refused to comment on this topic.
United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) announced on Monday that it will be introducing “in-store 3-D-printing services” in close to 100 stores that it operates across the U.S mainland. The package delivery company has indicated that its 3D printing services will allow its customers to custom design and print their own products which could include product prototypes, engineering equipment samples and building plans in 3-D format. The services would be offered via the use of 3-D printers made by Stratasys.
Payment gateway service PayPal, Inc. owned by online retailer eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) has disclosed that it would be soon offering to integrate virtual currencies like bitcoin into its payment processing and transferring operations. Once the bitcoin transactions are introduced, the payment gateway operator feels that users can start to use virtual currency to pay for their digital purchases. The products which would be purchased using the virtual currency as of now include games and music files. The PayPal Payments Hub service would be able to act as the facilitator in such a transaction. PayPal, Inc. has tied up with three large bitcoin payment processing vendors in order to launch this service.