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Personalized Embedding-based e-Commerce Recommendations at eBay [article]

Tian Wang, Yuri M. Brovman, Sriganesh Madhvanath
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we present an approach for generating personalized item recommendations in an e-commerce marketplace by learning to embed items and users in the same vector space.  ...  Recommender systems are an essential component of e-commerce marketplaces, helping consumers navigate massive amounts of inventory and find what they need or love.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We would like to thank Jesse Lute for product guidance and A/B testing. We also appreciate useful feedback on the manuscript from Zhe Wu, Hongliang Yu, and Menghan Wang.  ... 
arXiv:2102.06156v1 fatcat:m3ufvxedqjhbji4nqjxbjhw6de

Visual Search at eBay

Fan Yang, Ajinkya Kale, Yury Bubnov, Leon Stein, Qiaosong Wang, Hadi Kiapour, Robinson Piramuthu
2017 Proceedings of the 23rd ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining - KDD '17  
Both use a common deep neural network requiring only a single forward inference.  ...  We share our learnings with the hope that visual search becomes a first class citizen for all large scale search engines rather than an afterthought.  ...  We use state-of-the-art ResNet-50 network [8] for a good trade-o between accuracy and complexity. e network was trained from scratch based on a large set of images from diverse eBay product categories  ... 
doi:10.1145/3097983.3098162 dblp:conf/kdd/YangKBSWKP17 fatcat:s6v4wd3r7fgp5eiywcohonhjsa

Beyond the 'eBay of blank': next stage digital intermediation in electronic commerce [chapter]

2007 E-Commerce and V-Business  
New technologies for electronic commerce on the Internet dramatically change the spectrum of possibilities for transacting in the marketplace.  ...  In this chapter, we formulate a basis for analyzing the strategies of digital intermediaries by presenting a framework that describes the context of competition among traditional and digital intermediaries  ...  Then, through technological innovation, they become an EC-only intermediary, and thus create value in the marketplace by delivering something that has not been available there before. eBay is a wonderful  ... 
doi:10.1016/b978-0-7506-6493-6.50006-x fatcat:tbgou7lkirdedibgx6d3qwn37y

Breakfast at Ebay's (Or How Ebay Ate Tiffany's Lunch)

James B. Astrachan
2008 Social Science Research Network  
The luxury store depicted the online auction-house as a pirate bazaar, a flea-market and a haven for counterfeiting.  ...  eBay 2 Abstract In an exploration of intellectual property and fashion, this article examines the question of the intermediary liability of online auction-houses for counterfeiting.  ...  We believe that the higher courts will overturn this ruling and ensure that e-commerce companies such as eBay will continue to provide a platform for buyers and sellers to trade authentic goods. 121 In  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1621853 fatcat:2ftinaerq5hz3obl6is4w7j23a

Unveiling the features of successful eBay smartphone sellers

Ana Teresa Silva, Sérgio Moro, Paulo Rita, Paulo Cortez
2018 Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services  
In fact, large online e-commerce websites represent the future of retailers (Clemes et al., 2014) , and top players such as eBay, Amazon and Alibaba are among the most technologically innovative organizations  ...  A support vector machine is an algorithm which belongs to the same typology as other neural network classifiers, e.g., an SVM with radial-basis function displays a matching hyper plane to the neural network  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jretconser.2018.05.001 fatcat:cf742yjiijdspfpliufawnaxy4

Comparative Move Analysis of Chinese and English Product Description on eBay

Tang Lei
2021 International Journal of Linguistics Literature & Translation  
Based on the move analysis theory of the ESP school, this research selects 10 product description pages of both Chinese and American e-stores on the international e-commerce platform eBay as the corpus  ...  The results of this paper can be regarded as a valuable resource for those online shoppers from both China and America so that they can have a better idea to edit the product detail page and it is hoped  ...  And for the particularity of the cross-border e-commerce and online international trade, if a customer wanted to register an account and place an order on a cross-border e-commerce platform like eBay,  ... 
doi:10.32996/ijllt.2021.4.10.16 fatcat:ybctj6yaerbdfi7jwyssaciz3q

Socialization on Sustainable Networks: The Case of eBay Green's Facebook

HaeJung Maria Kim, Kyung Wha Oh, Hye Jung Jung
2020 Sustainability  
The results indicated that the network has been structured as a 'tight-crowd network' through 76,482 interactions among 1,612 actors from 19 clusters.  ...  properties of the eBay Green Team Facebook network.  ...  Indeed, the study outcome provides an account of the development and obsolescence of a sustainable network, the eBay Green Team Facebook community.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su12083476 fatcat:m2blxqoicvdqpaaddfgpftmqje

The Geography of Trade in Online Transactions: Evidence from eBay and MercadoLibre

Ali Hortaçsu, F. Asís Martínez-Jerez, Jason Douglas
2009 American Economic Journal: Microeconomics  
E.  ...  We find that distance continues to be an important deterrent to trade between geographically separated buyers and sellers, though to a lesser extent than has been observed in studies of non-Internet commerce  ...  Thierry Mayer (2005) report that firm and immigrant networks are important facilitators of intra-France trade. James E.  ... 
doi:10.1257/mic.1.1.53 fatcat:lrcpxl6ixfco7p2hb4nfgxmtvi

Experiential Value in Group Browsing of Curios on eBay and In-Person: Implications for Future Platform Design

Effie Le Moignan, Tom Feltwell, David Kirk
2022 Designing Interactive Systems Conference  
eBay is the world's largest auction site, with a variety of antique, vintage and one-of items listed.  ...  Using collective autoethnography (CAE) over a period of 15 months we engaged in a series of ( 16 ) online co-browsing sessions using a confguration of video-mediated communication to co-browse eBay together  ...  As suggested by [13, 14, 17, 18, 57, 59 ] there is a greater potential digitally to create novel experiences in e-commerce.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3532106.3533529 fatcat:kldwdr7q3fbwpiimgikwpdetyq

Much Ado About Nothing: The Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industries Have Little to Fear in the Post-eBay World

Michael Beylkin
2007 Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law  
It uses channels such as eBay to auction returned goods to consumers."); see also Bob Tedeschi, E-Commerce Report; The Success of eBay is Spawning a Number of Online Liquidation Houses, N.Y.  ...  , MercExchange alleged that eBay,, and ReturnBuy infringed on three related patents it owned which described an "electronic market" over a "trusted network." 61 B.  ... 
dblp:journals/jthtl/Beylkin07 fatcat:j2suc3xq6zfkzlpm6vrrxmkcku

Mineshafts on Treasure Island: A Relief Map of the eBay Fraud Landscape

Mary M. Calkins, Alexei Nikitkov, Vernon Richardson
2008 Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law and Policy  
From its humble beginnings as a little-known auction site hawking PEZ candy dispensers, broken laser pointers and other garage-sale pickings, eBay has transformed itself into a reputable public sales powerhouse  ...  As explorers once opened up new trade passages, thus attracting hordes of both honest traders and dishonest pirates, so too has the Internet opened new lanes of commerce and attracted the modern versions  ...  However, if a buyer's identity cannot be verified based on e-mail -for example, if the buyer uses a free web-based e-mail service such as Yahoo or Hotmail, as opposed to an e-mail linked to an employer  ... 
doi:10.5195/tlp.2008.42 fatcat:p65zec6okngtdd62cw7dwfbyuy

Winner's Curse, Reserve Prices and Endogenous Entry: Empirical Insights from eBay Auctions

Patrick Bajari, Ali Hortacsu
2000 Social Science Research Network  
We find that items with higher book value tend to be sold using a secret as opposed to posted reserve price with a low minimum bid.  ...  We examine a dataset of eBay coin auctions to explore features of online bidding and selling behavior. We address three main issues. First, we measure the extent of the winner's curse.  ...  Auctions are clearly one of the leading innovations of Internet commerce.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.224950 fatcat:6q7yz3ljdnbnxddvny3hpkhk3y

Different Rules for Different Owners: Does a Non-Competing Patentee Have a Right to Exclude? A Study of Post-Ebay Cases

Sujitha Subrmanian
2007 Social Science Research Network  
While there are difficulties in conducting a minute or an extensive search as the products could be too complex and there are too many patents involved in one product or because patents may be issued later  ...  Semiconductor Industry 1979-1995 RAND Journal of Economics 32(1) 101-128; John Markoff 'Secretive Buyer of Some E-Commerce Patents Turns Out to be Novell' N.Y.  ...  presence in the marketplace.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1022057 fatcat:an3hsgtlvbc4xocgfelglr6b3i

Patent Injunctions on Appeal: An Empirical Study of the Federal Circuit's Application of eBay

Ryan T. Holte, Christopher B. Seaman
2016 Social Science Research Network  
Chien, From Arms Race to Marketplace: The Complex Patent Ecosystem and Its Implications for the Patent System, 62 HASTINGS L.J. 297, 328 (2010) (explaining that PAEs "are focused on the enforcement, rather  ...  was initially directed towards collectible sales via e-commerce, with the focus of its plans centered on Woolston's 1995 patent application for trusted computer-based sales between parties unaffiliated  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2816097 fatcat:3p565odnvrgyza7r4w3ifbmv3m

Supporting business model decisions: a scenario-based simulation approach

Karl Täuscher, Melvis Chafac
2016 International Journal of Markets and Business Systems  
The paper presents a novel conceptual approach to modelling business models. It develops a business model simulation for a multi-sided platform such as the online marketplace eBay.  ...  A key challenge for entrepreneurs is to find a robust and scalable business model. In complex environments, business model decisions often build on highly uncertain assumptions.  ...  Take, for example, the decision of selecting an appropriate revenue model for a digital marketplace such as eBay.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijmabs.2016.078107 fatcat:tzqclqpfijd6xfsgpj3llk7f2a
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