Sold! Primedia Is Winning Bidder for eBay’s Rent.com Subsidiary.

EBay has sold Rent.com, a subsidiary that helps renters find a place to live, to Primedia, an Atlanta-based company that also owns home-rental resources, such as ApartmentGuide.com, Rentals.com and RentalHouses.com. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. In 2005, eBay acquired Rent.com, which helped to build a platform to ship automobiles for eBay Motors.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik