eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY ) has been one of the most surprising tech stories of 2012. Since the beginning of the year, the company has outpaced many of the more "notable" tech companies like Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) and Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) , and still trades at a lower valuation than all but Apple.
With their resurgent auction platform driving unexpected growth, and the company's PayPal division continuing to put up huge numbers, eBay is well positioned to continue outpacing its peer group for the near future.
However, every company in the tech space needs to avoid the glare of Apple, whose enormous cash balance is the equivalent of a nuclear weapon in this race. For more perspective on the king of tech, and insight as to whether Apple remains a buy, The Motley Fool's senior technology analyst and managing bureau chief, Eric Bleeker, is prepared to fill you in on both reasons to buy and reasons to sell Apple, and what opportunities are left for the company (and your portfolio) going forward. To get instant access to his latest thinking on Apple, simply click here now.