eBay restores search functionality following disruption due to technical issue

SAN JOSE -- Sunday, Nov 22, 2:00 p.m.

SAN JOSE -- Sunday, Nov 22, 2:00 p.m. PST -- eBay restored search functionality to overnight Saturday after a technical issue resulted in searches returning either limited or no results throughout the day. The unanticipated technical issue resulted from a surge in live listings as sellers ramp up for the holiday season. eBay currently has more than 200 million live listings, 33 percent more than at this time a year ago. The company said the technical issue, once identified, was easily fixed and was implemented across the site’s servers throughout Saturday afternoon and evening.