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Watford Vs Man U Vs Gallifrey FC

It could go either way with the Watford and Man U game… the Mancunians were beaten by Pompey last Saturday but are now the undisputed victors of Rome. Whatever the result, and it would be nice for Watford to win, I have a request. Can the teams do their best to have it all wrapped …

eBay Staff Blog Wiki

Shri Mahesh has cleverly put together a wiki for blogging eBayers. It’s for staff past and present and a good idea, and hopefully a good way of keeping eBay staff in touch. There’s certainly a lot of interesting stuff being said and done… and the wiki has only just begun. In particular, I was interested …

Plug in to BT Tradespace

A few people have asked me what I’ve been up to, so I thought I’d blog about it. In the past few weeks I’ve been working with BT on their new project – BT Tradespace. BT Tradespace is potentially very powerful new business network that firms all over the world can plug into and find …

How big is eBay?

The papers never get it right. The eBay numbers that is. So it’s worth revisiting them every now and again, especially since eBay reported Q406 and full 2006 numbers last week. It is dazzling how big eBay is. I’ve pulled this info from the earnings call, a transcript of which lives here. To the end …

Scoop! eBay University Dates 2007

Hot of the Press, I’ve just received the 2007 eBay University dates. I’m personally planning to attend them all: hopefully see you there. Only 4 this year which I’m sure indicates that they will be bigger, with a different format and more exhibitors, networking opportunites and sessions. Keep an eye out for more info on …

The Sunday Times on eBay Shill Bidding

eBay fraud is big news. It does happen, of course it does, but it’s nowhere close to the sensational levels that warrant a front page expose in the Sunday Times. You can read the article here. I certainly don’t think shill bidding is ‘widespread’. In fact, in my experience with eBay, shill bidding is not …

Costa Book Awards Sanction a Typo

I’m not that proud for noticing this: I’m not the lovely Lynne Truss and I fully accept that we all make typos. In general, I’m pretty forgiving. But I couldn’t resist pointing out this tiny mistake from the Costa Book Awards. They really ought to know better after all.

Geograph: Photo-Sharing Fun

In the Second World War as the Allies were planning for D-Day and other missions they often put out pleas to the country for pictures and photographs of places of potential military importance: the coast of northern France was a favourite. People would send in their holiday snaps and the photographs would be collated to …

The Million Word Site

Pixelotto looks like it might be picking up but MMMZR has fallen at the first hurdle with its founder crying off citing losses and complaining about lawyer’s fees. So what’s next from the flurry of ‘magic traffic driving’ sites? The latest on the bandwagon is New Yorker Itzhak Schier aka ZiQui Million and the Million …

In Praise of… Arena Flowers

I’m still trying to get a refund from SNCF for a ticket I bought but didn’t use in May. It was a right palava trying to transfer my broadband with BT (if you’ve ever heard the Marcus Brigstock sketch about the very same, it was just like that) and I’ve lost count of the number …