|Mon Sept 7 2015 20:47:19|
Timeline Celebrates eBay's 20-Year History
By: Ina Steiner
eBay is celebrating its 20-year anniversary this month, and it's holding a bash on Thursday. The company published a timeline
to highlight key events during its two-decade history, and the first entry notes that founder Pierre Omidyar created the site over a Labor Day weekend in 1995.
"After spending Labor Day weekend at home writing code on his personal computer, eBay founder Pierre Omidyar launches AuctionWeb, a site "dedicated to bringing together buyers and sellers in an honest and open marketplace.""
The timeline also links to a 2010 video featuring Omidyar talking about eBay's feedback system that was predicated on the belief that people are basically good. He says the feedback system was a gratifying testament to human nature and the fundamental goodness of human nature. (It's easier to watch directly on YouTube
What events do you remember over the course of your history of using eBay, and are there any highlights not included that you'd add to eBay's timeline? Do you have any favorite memories of how eBay impacted you or your business?