Monday, July 30, 2007

Lazy Days Of Summer!

It's that time of year when the kids are out of school, the weather heats up, the last Harry Potter book is released and so is the next big Blockbuster Movie. Is it any wonder that ecommerce sales are flat, Internet usage slows down and fewer people read my blog.

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Since this isn't a political blog and eBay hasn't raised fees or made some other huge move that I can rant about, I sometimes have to stretch to find something interesting to write about. Today is just one of those days. I spent my regular morning surfing time looking for something interesting and nothing, zip, nada.

Sure I could write about eBay adding Experian Ads to each active eBay listing, that uses the free page view counter but Ina Steiner has covered that real well. I'm sure this is not the last ad we see on eBay, soon we will see sponsored ads on MyWorld pages, blogs and guides. It is clear eBay is trying to hedge their bets with Non-GMV revenue because they cant stop the bleeding in their GMV businesses.

I was going to write about a possible eBay purchase of Facebook but I don't have the energy to make my case in full. It would be tough to justify the cost of such a purchase but it would expand eBay's reach and help them continue to move away from the GMV based business. Meg, attended the Allen & Company 22nd annual conference in Sun Valley recently and strangely enough Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was in attendance as well. Sure, eBay's name has not been mentioned as a suitor for Facebook (until today) and the reported price could be in the range of $7 to $10 Billion but the company certainly seems to be a fit for Meg's new "Social Commerce" strategy. Sure, I have no actual information and I'm just relaying a hunch but I would look for the eBay name to be linked with Facebook in the not too distant future.

Well, that's all for now. I'll be back tomorrow with some more speculation on what's happening in ecommerce, social networking and eBay in particular. In the meantime why not subscribe to my Google Bookmarks "What Am I Reading?" for the latest news and info about the web.

1 comment:

Tatjana said...

Harry Potter is the most important Book for a joung Peple. For any of then the only book is readed.