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October 2011

Personalized Search at eBay

by David Goldberg October 24, 2011 Machine Learning

In this blog post and a succeeding one, I will discuss personalization at eBay. Specifically, I’ll talk about how search can be personalized. First I’ll investigate whether buyers actually differ in their preferences for the items they’d like to see in their search results. Next I’ll discuss what preferences have the widest variation from buyer […]

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The New eBay Motors Homepage is 2X Faster

by Senthil Padmanabhan October 14, 2011 Software Engineering

Our eBay Motors homepage has been around for more than 5 years, and we needed to give it a facelift. One of our goals was to make it faster: we wanted the new page to render twice as fast compared to the old one. We started by running the YSlow and PageSpeed plug-ins and implementing […]

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