Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What Did I Miss?

Well, I was traveling most of the day and then at a cocktail party most of the evening here at the PeSA event in New Orleans, it was good to catch up with old friends and also meet some new people.

One thing, I obviously missed while away, was the news that eBay had sued the founders of Craigslist for unilaterally diluting the value of their stake in the company.

The details are sketchy, but we all new something like this was going to happen. As soon as I get more information I will post about it.

A couple of quick hits from the PeSA event:
  • I was able to chat with Richard Brewer-Hay, the man behind the eBay Ink Blog and he seems like a good chap to me. I look forward to sitting down with him and having a longer conversation in the next couple of days.
  • The number I'm hearing regarding registrations at this years event is over 460 attendees, by far the largest group to ever attend a PeSA/ECMTA event. This is proof that 2008 is the Year of the 3P Merchant.

I'll try my best to post info from the event but it will most likely be hit or miss.

Remember that Amazon announces earnings tomorrow after the bell and will hold their conference call at 2:00 PST


Sue Bailey said...

So cocktail parties have priority over blogging, do they? Shame on you, Mr Smythe :-D

Randy Smythe said...


All work and no play makes Randy a dull boy.