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Fri Dec 15 2006 08:52:52

eBay Musical Chairs May Extend to China

By: Ina Steiner

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eBay has been shuffling executives in a major reorganization that is being revealed in pieces over time. When discussing the reorganization of eBay Marketplaces, which included the creation of an Auctions Group and the creation of cross-functional teams, eBay spokesperson Brad Williams said eBay is looking to be a flatter organization with faster decision-making. "We are empowering people to make decisions faster, on their own." Given the publicity and speculation about Yahoo's reorg, it's not surprising that eBay is attempting to be low-key about the changes.

The latest news comes today from Skype, which has named its third president in a year (Dutta, Kazim, now Gomez). Kazim is returning to eBay and will report directly to eBay CEO Meg Whitman to work on major strategic projects for the company. Kazim is less about day-to-day operations and more about big-picture thinking and entrepreneurial projects. However, we may not see his direct print since he keeps a low profile.

Today Chinese newspaper site ShangahiDaily.com is reporting that eBay China may split its three business units.







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eBay Musical Chairs May Extend to China   eBay Musical Chairs May Extend to China

by: Randy Smythe

Fri Dec 15 11:40:02 2006

I thought 2006 was a tough year for eBay but with the apparent reorg going on this year it looks like 2007 will be much more exciting. I'm glad I'm not selling any longer.

eBay Musical Chairs May Extend to China   eBay Musical Chairs May Extend to China

by: Junkyardjims

Fri Dec 15 16:57:04 2006

Seems like a classic case of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

However, i'd be a bit wary of any 'story' that emerges from the Shanghi Daily.



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