Exclusive eBay Demos

I recently was honored to get an invite to see inside eBay’s internal skunkworks demos. I was the only outsider that I know of to see their Demo Expo. I saw 24 projects — all prototypes, all for employees only and picked my four favorites. These are those videos.

Video one: The details.
Video two: tagcloud shows eBay reputations — emotionally.
Video three: eBay billboard in Second Life.
Video four: eBay toolbar prototype.
Video five: the eBay To Go widget (the only one of these that’s actually shipping so far).

Author: Robert Scoble

As Futurist for Rackspace, the leading Managed Cloud Computing Company, Scoble travels the world looking for what's happening on the bleeding edge of technology for Rackspace. He's interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns in books ("The Age of Context," a book coauthored with Forbes author Shel Israel, has been released at http://amzn.to/AgeOfContext ), YouTube, and many social media sites where he's followed by millions of people. The best place to find him is here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RobertScoble.


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