Going over the ebay Cassini search architect Hugh Williams departure from ebay, and posts I had linked to there, I noticed the very first known utterance of the term Cassini, [within the context of ebaY search engine technology] for whatever reason, seems to have vanished from the interwebz. Although you can find mentions of their Press Release all over, the complete original text seems nowhere to be found, much like any cached or archived pages.

Here, from the  Cappnonymous Archives, we have the full text and a screencaptured image… (more…)

Vice President of Buyer Experience, Search, and Platforms/ Chief Architect of Cassini Search Engine Hugh Williams has slipped the surly bonds of eBay to touch the face of  Bob.


I had a great time at eBay, and I decided to leave after the release of 3.0 and Cassini. …[snipped maudlin portion] …  I have nothing to say yet about what I am doing next. I am taking time off with my family for now, and enjoying some downtime.”

Comedic Mass Ejections (more…)

More space based comedy from ebaY! This time  with much more gravity than the recent, ridiculous Paypal Galactic space payments PR stunt.

The long ongoing ebaY Cassini search engine project situation takes another strange twist… Now it’s Hugh Williams’ turn to open up.

ebaY Cassini: To boldly troll... where no man has ever trolled before - This weeks episode - The Search for Wallet Share; part XIII 'The Failure on the Edge of Forever'

In Part One of an interview with Ina Steiner of ecomercebytes, we don’t learn too much, if anything at all from Hugh Williams, ebaY’s Vice President of Experience, Search and Platforms. We do see some great song and dance moves. I’m still deducting points off that act for strange beat, no rhythm (or rhyme).

Ms Steiner attempts to pin him down on very important aspects/issues.  The responses are generic,  yet loaded with glittering space dust, buzzwords and phrases as usual.

We do find a couple interesting statements however: