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Sotheby's teaming with eBay for new online partnership
Sotheby's teaming with eBay for new online partnership

They are both giants in the auction industry but ones with vastly different traditions, not to mention different ways of doing business. Sotheby's, the venerated art auction house founded in the 18th century, will be expanding its online presence with a new partnership with eBay, the companies announced on Monday. The deal will include a new online platform for a number of live auctions from Sotheby's in New York. As part of the deal, eBay will launch new functions on its site that are tailored for art collectors and that will feature Sotheby's as a prime content provider. The companies said that the enhanced marketplace will feature real-time bidding. The companies...

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