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Writers' Workshop Sponsors Internet Silent Auction Fundraiser
When a creative writing program experiences budget problems, you'd expect a creative solution to bridge the gap. When the program in question is the highly successful Clarion Writers' Workshop, the answer was the time-honored benefit auction with an Internet twist. For 48 hours, beginning at midnight EST January 28 and closing on January 29 at 11:59 p.m., the Clarion Midnight Auction will offer lots ranging from signed first editions to Mars Rover project memorabilia to original comic book art to a screen printed sweatshirt signed by the Brothers Hildebrandt. But instead of involving one of the auction-hosting services, the auction will be conducted via email, with bids being updated continuously at the Clarion website.
eBay Live! 2005: Some Observations from the Floor
I have the feeling this is the convention eBay has been practicing for.
I have been walking past the McEnery Convention Center since Monday, on my way to the Fairmont for the Developers Conference. I watched as the intense blue covering with the "eBay Live!" logo and "the power of us all" slowly took over the faĂ§ade. Black carpet runners with eBay's seven-color scheme snaked out from the entrance to the street.
After three years of trial runs, eBay was ready to welcome the world to its home turf.
Going, going, GONE--eBay Sells Butterfields to British Auction House Bonhams
Speculation about the future of Butterfields as a component of online auction giant eBay was put to rest Thursday with the announcement of the sale of the high-end auction house to privately-owned Bonhams, a British fine-arts auction house.
CollectingChannel.com Launches Television Programming Online
Sales OnLine Direct, parent company of CollectingChannel.com, announced on Tuesday it has launched a 24-hour broadcasting schedule of video titles from its purchase of the ChannelSpace Entertainment library nearly two years ago. On tap are over 200 episodes of the popular and critically acclaimed Treasures In Your Home with John Burke (originally broadcast on PAX-TV), 26 episodes of Collecting Across America (produced for PBS), as well as hundreds of expert feature pieces, "how-to" vignettes, and "Lunch Break Live" tip segments with premier appraising experts. First broadcast exactly three years ago today, Treasures In Your Home showcases the broadest possible range of collectibles-everything from priceless antiques and million dollar purses to quirky collections of pop culture items such as Beanie Babies, lunch boxes, and vintage movie posters.
eBay Users to Convene in Orlando for eBay Live! 2003
Following the success of its first ever face-to-face community event in California in June 2002, CEO Meg Whitman announced on July 31 that eBay will hold its second community convention in Orlando in late June of 2003. The first conference was held across the street from Walt Disney Land in Anaheim. Orlando is the home of Walt Disney World.
eBay to Expand Data Warehousing Capabilities
eBay has entered into an agreement to purchase computer equipment, software and related services to expand their data warehousing capabilities. According to a purchasing agreement reported in their second quarter SEC filing, eBay will pay a minimum of $16 million during a 30-month period ending in December 2004.
eBay Lawyers Hold Gay Auction Site at 'Bay,' Threaten Legal Action
eBay has fired another salvo in its attempt to own the word "bay." In a recent email to Ronnie Rodriguez, founder of AlternaBay, eBay's legal counsel claimed AlternaBay's domain name and logo infringes on eBay's trademark and will cause consumers to "mistakenly believe that AlternaBay is sponsored by, or affiliated with ebay." AlternaBay is a small, online auction site based in San Francisco catering to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.
Women Catching Up: Internet Usage Stats
Women at work logged onto the Internet 23 percent more this August than they did in August 2001, according to the latest statistics released by Nielson//NetRatings (http://www.nielson-netratings.com). While men still outpace women in Internet usage at work, Internet usage by men at work grew only 12 percent year-to-date. As a whole, the active Internet population at the workplace grew by 17 percent, with an estimated 46 million American office-workers logging onto the Internet during August.
eBay Announces Celebration of Fabulous 50s
A new star will be unveiled in the eBay heavens next week, developed in part with feedback from site users. Members who have a feedback rating between 50 and 99 will get a new blue star to mark their ascension
uBid to Host Celebrity Formalwear Auction to Benefit Cure Autism Now
Crave your own special piece of Emmy memorabilia? uBid may be able to help. From today through October 7th, gowns and tuxes worn by some of last night’s Emmy celebs will be up for auction in a special event entitled “Clothes Off Our Back.” Bradley Whitford (“The West Wing”) and Jane Kaczmarek (“Malcolm in the Middle”) organized the first time benefit to support four charities: Cure Autism Now, Heifer International, UNICEF and Union of Concerned Scientists.