New eBay Playground and Innovation Sites
eBay has been improving the way it communicates changes to the site and new tools.
The eBay playground is a separate eBay site that lets you experiment with new features before eBay introduces them on the regular site.
Interestingly (and confusingly) eBay.co.uk has a sub-site called eBay Innovate which is a showcase of third-party "gadgets" that have been developed for eBay users. A "Tool Development Radar" shows tools that have been requested by users. Current ideas on the Radar are eBay Translation, a Book Price Upate Tool, and an Event Ticket Price Optimiser.