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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald