eBay Demo Expo: EXCLUSIVE: New eBay Web 2.0 To Go Widget now shipping
I was one of the few outsiders to visit eBay and witness an internal “Demo Expo.” The Demo Expo was a way for employees to come up with a new technology or feature and show it off to eBay’s employees and executives. I picked my favorite four teams, and this is one of them. Thanks to eBay’s Disruptive Innovations team, which is the one that put together the Demo Expo and invited me along. The only rule was that these projects had to use eBay’s standard publicly-available APIs.
Here you see Stephen Chang, manager of Buyer Engagement at eBay, showing me a new eBay widget called eBay To Go. But unlike the other products we see here this one actually is shipping today! You’re getting the first look at it. I’ll also be auctioning off some items on my blog over at scobleizer.com. This widget will let bloggers and other people on the Internet add things they’ve discovered on eBay to their Web sites. That way, your readers will be able to see what items are interesting to you right on your blog or Website. It’s really cool and Stephen shows me how it’s done.