Secret Sauce in the eBay Trial

Posted by msch on Dec 8, 2009 10:18:00 AM

There will be much talk in the coming days of how eBay sampled Craigslist's "secret sauce" (although Meg Whitman purported to reveal the specific recipe in yesterday's testimony), but this trial appears to be filled with all kinds of interesting subtexts.  

The CVN evidence feed revealed one of them yesterday when this email (see below) was shown during eBay founder Pierre Omidyar's testimony:

Pierre Omidyar's Testimony During eBay Trial

Omidyar remained collected on the stand yesterday, despite occasionally withering cross-examination.  But Omidyar was clear about his hesitation to originally join and to subsequently remain on the Craigslist board.  

By email Omidyar agreed nonetheless to serve, and he ended that email with this sentence: "And let's just say that if I have to be deposed or anything, I'll be really, really annoyed. ;-) "

After yesterday's cross-examination, Omidyar may well have been.

Topics: Securities, eBay v. Craigslist