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EBay Acquisition Signaling Sea Change?

Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 5:38 PM ET

On Monday EBay said it had inked a $2.4 billion deal to acquire GSI Commerce.

Never heard of GSI Commerce?

Deal of the Day: eBay Buys GSI Commerce
Back in November, Zachary Karabell recommended GSI Commerce. Today, eBay bought it. Unfortunately, he sold it earlier this month. And Brian Kelly looks at the crop report from the chart center, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders.

The company runs websites, packs and ships products and offers interactive marketing services to a variety of retailers. It has long-term contracts with 180 retailers, including Radio Shack, Ace Hardware and American Eagle Outfitters.

The deal could be a sign that industry leaders such as eBay CEO John Donahoe are preparing for a sea change in retail.

"Commerce is at an inflection point where the lines between online and offline commerce are blurring," Donahoe said in an interview.

Will the acquisition make eBay a much greater threat to Amazon?

Get all the details from CEO John Donahoe in our exclusive interview. Click here to go to Halftime: EBay CEO on What GSI Deal Brings


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