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Relevance Sorting

Since eBay’s began the dominant means for buyers to browse the search results page was to use the Ending Soonest or Newly Listed time based sorts. Now with the launch this week of Best Match our buyers have a new

Posted in design, ebay

I’m (still) hiring

eBay’s growing its User Experience organization and so my team and others will continue to hire over the coming months. It’s an incredible opportunity to help make the unique eBay experience even more engaging and easy to use. Here’s what

Posted in ebay, jobs

eBay’s new browser policy

Matt Carey, eBay’s CTO, announced today a new browser policy for eBay.com which focuses support on the most modern of web browsers (accounting for 95% adoption). This means that eBay will focus on: Microsoft IE 6.0 and higher Mozilla Firefox

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New shopping site, DoorOne

Shopping.com launched today a new comparison shopping site called DoorOne in the UK, France, Germany and Austrailia. It’s reported that this was due to the Shopping.X namespace being unavailable in all markets. However this release is more than just a

Posted in ebay, shopping

I’m hiring (again)

I’m looking for a Senior UI Designer / Information Architect to join my design team. In this role you will join the team which focuses on enabling eBay buyers to find just the items they want out of the over

Posted in ebay, jobs

Why eBay Express is important

Monday’s launch of eBay Express marks an important milestone not just for eBay but for the larger Search design community. As many of you know, I believe that the faceted metadata search system introduced in eBay Express is very much

Posted in design, ebay, search, shopping

eBay Watcher on Google Sidebar

Check out the new eBay plugin for Google Desktop’s sidebar which allows you to see items you’re watching. It’s a great example of two platforms working together. My colleague Alan Lewis (who collaborated w/Google on the project) has more.

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What does cable TV and the internet have in common?

Esther Dyson was at eBay a couple weeks ago for a speaker series we have and she made a comment during her talk that really struck me. In discussing her upcoming PC Forum conference “Erosion of Power: Users in charge”

Posted in ebay, social networking

I’m hiring

I’m looking for 2 talented UI designers to join my product design team. We focus on the following: eBay’s search engine and results page (how to guide our 168 million shoppers to 20 million items that change each week) eBay’s

Posted in ebay, jobs

BMW for Sale

Last night I tried out the latest eBay had to offer in selling cars. Was impressed by a few things but seriously disappointed elsewhere. The new listing process my friend Micah designed remembered my listing from a week ago that

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Preston builds apps that shape Comcast's next generation mobile and TV experiences at its Silicon Valley Innovation Center.

Former GM of Plaxo.com (acquired by Comcast), User Experience Design leader at eBay, Microsoft PM. MBA from UC Berkeley.

Danville Dad of Three.