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Interactive Floor Plan from eBay Live!
/ June 25, 2008 9 COMMENTS

Each year, the eBay Internal Communications team sets up an interactive floor map of the Solutions Center at eBay Live that employees, who are unable to attend the conference, can access. I wanted to see if I could take the interactive map and make it accessible to eBay Ink readers this year. Unfortunately, given the…

Back to it… with one last look at Chicago
/ June 23, 2008 28 COMMENTS

And so my first eBay DevCon and eBay Live! came to a close on Saturday night. I managed to make it home to SF safe and sound last night (albeit with a bit of head cold – I’m typing this from my couch with a lot of tissues and hot water with lemon). There was…

eBay Live! 2008… Day 2
/ June 20, 2008 52 COMMENTS

Another day is coming to a close here in lovely (but slightly overcast) Chicago and, with the exception of Monday night, I haven’t had a chance to see much of the city so I plan on getting out for a little R&R this evening… Before I do though, a few things to report on from…

2008 Annual Stockholder Meeting
/ June 19, 2008 3 COMMENTS

One would think that a conference center in a hotel in downtown Chicago would allow you to connect to the outside world. One would think that and one would be wrong. I arrived at the ballroom at 7am this morning ready to set up my “blogging station” so I could report live from eBay’s annual…

eBay Live! 2008 is upon us…
/ June 19, 2008 19 COMMENTS

Quite a bit of news coming out of the first day of eBay Live! 08 today. A press release was issued earlier today outlining how eBay plans to improve protections for buyers and sellers. Buyers who pay with PayPal will be protected on eligible transactions for 100% of an item’s purchase price – with no…

And so ends eBay DevCon08…
/ June 18, 2008 17 COMMENTS

As the sun sets on this year’s eBay Developer’s Conference I need to splash some water on my face and get ready for eBay Live! staff orientation this evening. I found the last couple of days incredibly informative and invigorating to be honest. Each conversation uncovered another layer of possibility for eBay users. For example,…

“Social Media Veteran”…
/ June 18, 2008 8 COMMENTS

… Stop laughing. In February, I was introduced in Fortune Small Business as a “social media veteran”, which brought chuckles to pretty much everyone I know, myself included. Sure, I have spent the majority of my career at companies specializing in social media but I can think of maybe two people that could claim the…

My kind of town (for a week)…
/ June 15, 2008 1 COMMENTS

Arrived safely in Chicago late this afternoon and went straight to the conference center for registration and staff orientation for eBay DevCon 2008. I’m now sitting in the ballroom watching Max Mancini run-through his keynote presentation for tomorrow. The schedule is pretty packed for me over the next 7 days (eBay Live! kicking off here…