Monday, June 16, 2008

eBay DevCon 08 - Mon16 Keynote

This was the first speak of the day.
Rajiv Dutta (President of eBay) opened the session and gave some numbers which show how gigantic is this company. I've noted some of them which were not on the slides they were using, so let's hope I got them right.
For eBay

  • more than 2000 internal developers

  • more than 70000 developers around the world

  • 84,000,000 users

  • 1 billion page views last year

  • volume of transactions is twice as big as the one from NY Exchange

For PayPal

  • 190 countries

  • 17 currencies

  • 141,000,000 users

  • 1/3 of all adults of England are registered

  • 1.3 million people live totally or partially with PayPal income

After Rajiv, Max Mancini spoke on how important developers are for eBay and how they guide the company's businesses. He mentioned that 50% of volume of eBay comes from 3rd party applications and last year there was 0.5 billion listings coming from these apps.
He spoke about the affiliates program and how the Top 10 affiliates from eBay made over US$ 20 million last year.
He closed his presentation saying that developers "enrich people's lives and improve life quality".
Next there was the presentation of Rolf Skyberg, Disruptive Innovator (what a nice name for a job!! :)) and his presentation was focusing on the new Seller Tools eBay is building to be delivered on Q4 this year.

To close the keynotes session, Adam Gross (VP at spoke about salesforce and Cloud Computing.

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