Category eBay

New green eBay data center

Ebay has been doing a lot of work in more efficient data centers. Just announced is work for a new data center that will be offsetting 100% of the carbon foot print. See http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/technology/ebay-plans-data-center-that-will-use-alternative-energy.html?_r=2 for details.

PayPal POS – how to register

You can use your PayPal account now at a number of department stores. But when I tried it failed. What I had missed is you have to enable your account first. It took me a little while to find it, so I thought I would share the URL – http://www.paypal.com/anywhere. You can use your phone […]

eBay shares value estimated at $55?

I am no share market expert, but as an employee and shareholder I certainly hope this estimation¬†is right! ūüėČ

Why Cassini at eBay is not “yet another search engine”

While I am still (relatively) new to eBay, I can see eBay has been, and is continuing to, change into a technology company. That is, more and more focus is being put on technology as a means to enable innovation rather than just a means to keep the business running. Lots of work has been […]

eBay versus Facebook share price potential

I am completely biased of course working for eBay, but I liked this article a friend pointed out. Sounds better than Facebook! Ok, so that is not hard at the moment. Being rated as a better buy than Amazon was nice though.

Quick Note on the Pros and Cons of Changing Ranking Algorithms

Hugh Williams (disclaimer: my boss) has been posting a series on ranking.¬† Part 3 talked about testing new ranking formulas including the unfortunate fact that some people may see their items get lower rankings than before.¬† This negative stood out a little for me so I thought I would comment on it as to why […]

eBay in Oz

Being from Australia, I just came across a few articles talking about eBay in Australia.¬† There was an Online Business Index released in March 2012¬†that I suspect triggered a small flurry of articles.¬† For example: eBay sellers lack mobile commerce know-how at startupsmart.com.au More Aussie businesses want to go mobile at news.com.au E-tailing beast the […]