eBay quietly moves into Portland


Since buying Critical Path Software in 2010, eBay has quietly built up a software operation in Portland.

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Since buying Critical Path Software in 2010, eBay has quietly built up a software operation in Portland.

“Talent acquisitions,” sometimes called “acqui-hires,” are a way of life in the Silicon Valley, where the competition for skilled software engineers is so fierce that sometimes the best way to acquire a skilled team is to buy a whole company.

Instead of stripping the Portland office, eBay has doubled down. It’s added dozens of employees since buying Critical Path in 2010 and lists another 19 Portland jobs on its website. It’s set to occupy a third floor of its building near Portland State University, increasing its office space by 50 percent to make room for more software developers.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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