200 million users can’t be wrong: eBay

June 14, 2006 — 1 Comment

Amazing figures from eBay via Reuters, even more reason why we need net neutrality, because it a world without net neutrality, the eBay’s of this world wouldn’t exist:

EBay Inc. has now registered 200 million users of its online auction services, which would make it the fifth-largest country in the world if its members could form one nation, its CEO said on Tuesday.

Speaking to thousands of the company’s most loyal buyers and sellers at its annual user conference here, Chief Executive Meg Whitman said eBay achieved the milestone on Saturday.

Only, China, India, the United States and Indonesia are larger in terms of population, Whitman said.

As of March 31, the company had reported it had 192.9 million registered users worldwide, and 75.4 million “active” users in the March quarter. EBay’s biggest markets are the United States, Germany, Britain and South Korea.