/// eBay Gets Its Pinterest On

October 10, 2012  |  All Things Digital


eBay’s look hasn’t changed a whole lot in the last 17 years, and today the e-commerce giant acknowledged that it was overdue for an overhaul. So here’s the new version, which the company is rolling out to all its US users over the next 100 days. If you can’t see it on your browser, though, you can get a pretty good sense of it by heading to Pinterest or any of the other visually-oriented shopping/browsing/collecting sites that have sprung up in the past few years. Not coincidentally, last month eBay acqhired most of the staff of Svpply, a tw0-year-old site that did a lot of this stuff . Obviously eBay would have had the site redesign in the works long before the deal, but that was a certainly a tip-off about their direction. eBay showed off the new Web page at a press event, but didn’t have a whole lot else in the way of news to present. It officially announced its same-day shopping app, but it has been testing that in San Francisco for a bit, and for now that’s the only place you can use it. Meanwhile, eBay President Devin Wenig wanted to make sure that no one left the room without understanding that eBay takes mobile very, very seriously. But the news would be if he had otherwise. ————————— EARLIER: Last month, eBay showed off a new logo. Now they’re promising more: They’ve invited press to New York’s Meatpacking District, where they say they’ll unveil “new experiences that will create better ways to shop and sell.” Intrigued? Then you’re in luck, as I’ll be liveblogging this one. Expected to present today: eBay President Devin Wenig, CTO Mark Carges, and CMO Richelle Parham. The fact that CEO John Donahoe is not on tap — he spoke at a San Francisco event yesterday — should temper your expectations a bit. Still, onward! Hello! Tapping this out from 14th Street, in NYC’s semi-fabulous Meatpacking District. We’re under the shadow the excellent Highline Park, and a block away from the Apple Store.

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eBay Gets Its Pinterest On



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