eBay Inc was formed as a sole proprietorship in September 1995 and was incorporated in California in May 1996. In April 1998, its was reincorporated in Delaware, and in September 1998, the company completed the initial public offering of its common stock. The Company enables global commerce and payments on behalf of users, merchants, retailers and brands of all sizes. Its business segments are Marketplaces, Payments and Enterprise. The Marketplaces segment includes the global ecommerce platform, ebay.com; other localized sites around the world such as eBay.de and eBay.co.uk; related commerce platforms, including its vertical shopping websites, such as StubHub, and its classifieds websites, such as Marktplaats.nl and mobile.de; and the advertising services business. The Marketplaces platforms are accessible through a traditional online experience (e.g., an Internet-connected computer), from mobile devices (e.g., smartphones and tablets), and to a limited extent. The Payments segment includes the payments brand PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive payments online and through a broad range of mobile devices in approximately 203 markets worldwide and in 26 currencies as of December 31, 2014. PayPal enables consumers to make payments quickly and easily without sharing sensitive financial information, such as credit card or debit card numbers, with merchants or other consumers. Enterprise empowers retailers and brands to engage and sell more to today's hyper-connected consumer with a modular, integrated portfolio of commerce solutions and services spanning the entire customer experience journey. Enterprise operates three primary lines of business: Commerce Technologies, Omnichannel Operations Solutions and Commerce Marketing Solutions. Enterprise provides its products and services on an individual basis and as bundled solutions. Each of these three primary lines of business complements the other, which allows for cross-selling opportunities. It has operations in US, UK, Germany and rest of world .The Company faces competition from retailers, distributors, liquidators, import and export companies, auctioneers, catalog and mail-order companies, classifieds, directories, search engines, commerce participants, including credit and debit cards, automated clearing house and bank wires, other online payment services, offline payment methods such as cash, check or money order and using mobile phones. The Company's operations are subject to laws and regulations that affect the ecommerce and payments industries in many countries where it operate.