Save up $400 by signing up for Innovate before the early bird period expires!

Innovate Developer’s Conference welcomes everyone who works in a field of eCommerce

If eCommerce plays a major part of your life, you should definitely visit the Innovate Developer’s Conference. Two days of this incredible event include various speakers from all over the world, hands-on training and great networking opportunities. The basic point of the conference are:

  • Find out about Magento, PayPal and eBay’s plans for creating the future of commerce with the new X.commerce platform
  • TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie’s speach
  • Presentations from Magento Co Founder Yoav Kutner and top Magento figures.
  • A live performance by The Shins and, of course, lots of fun!

Join the conference and Magento, PayPal, eBay & 4,000 eCommerce-focused developers in October 12-13 in San Francisco

Early bird registration ends today, on the 31st of August. Register today to lock in your early bird discount.

Save up $400 by signing up for Innovate before the early bird period expires!

The thing is that not only the early birds save $200 on the Innovate registration fee ($299 instead of $499), but they can also secure a free night in one of the many great conference hotels situated just minutes from the Moscone convention center. All you have to do is register by August 31st to get this awesome discount.

Meet Magento UK is Coming Up in Two Months!

According to Magento Marketing, this is the chance to get an insider’s look at Magento and new eBay’s X.Commerce. Additionally, you will learn how eCommerce business and techinical leaders are changing eCommerce and driving results with Magento.

Hurry up to get your ticket for Meet Magento UK!

Early Bird tickets are already sold out! While the tickets are limited, you still have a chance to join more than 300 attendees from some of the leading eCommerce Merchants, Magento Partners and Developers from the UK, Europe and beyond. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the first Meet Magento UK at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Center on October 26, 2011. Check out the details and register now!

Last Chance to Join the Panel of Executive Speakers

Meet Magento UK received great proposals and will be closing out its “Call for Speakers” submissions shortly. Would you like to share your experience and personal success with Magento or showcase your innovative developments and case studies? Speaking spots are limited, so apply today!

Join the Sponsors

Limited sponsorship opportunities are available and packages are designed to meet the needs of everyone in the ecosystem. Please, check more information about Meet Magento UK sponsorships.

eBay Inc. Completes Acquisition of Magento

On the 17th of August 2011, eBay Inc. announced it completed its previously announced acquisition of Magento, Inc., the creators of Magento, a leading open source ecommerce platform. The deal follows eBay’s acquisition of a minority stake in the company in 2010. eBay now owns 100 percent of the outstanding shares of Magento. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Magento platform serves tens of thousands of merchants worldwide and is supported by a global community of solution partners and third-party developers. Magento is a feature-rich, open-source, enterprise-class commerce solution that offers merchants a high degree of flexibility and control over the user experience, catalog, content and functionality of their online stores. Magento Go, the company’s hosted software-as-a-service solution, provides small and growing merchants with the tools to help them succeed online – from payments to inventory management.

Magento will be a part of X.commerce, eBay Inc.’s integrated open commerce platform group, focused on leveraging the company’s assets and partner technologies to build a strong, robust developer community as a resource for merchants and retailers of all sizes. More details will be shared with developers during the X.commerce Innovate Developer Conference, October 12-13 in San Francisco.

Fancy to Join X.Commerce Team?

eBay, Inc. is forming a new business unit, X.Commerce, that will work with the developer communities to create commerce solutions for merchants. Technology is changing the way people shop. Advancements in mobile technology, social media and local shopping are fundamentally changing the way consumers find and buy products. Merchants of all sizes need new capabilities to keep up with these changes. eBay Inc.’s world-class family of brands, that includes PayPal, GSI, RedLaser, Milo, Where, and others, offer many of the capabilities merchants are looking for.

X.Commerce's hiring

According to Myrna Rivera from the Community team: “ebay and PayPal have seen the power of opening up our technology platforms to third-party developers. Now we are taking another bold step with the creation of X.Commerce, an open commerce operating system that will give merchants and developers access to our full set of commerce capabilities. In addition, we are partnering with some of the world’s biggest and most exciting commerce companies and startups to further enhance our commerce operating system.

We’re currently hiring all at all experience levels from entry-level graduates to senior director roles.

Are you a whiz in any of these general areas of focus? Front end and back end Java engineers in Identity, Front Tier, Platform, Cloud, and Core Infrastructure, Developer Evangelism, Web Designers, UI Engineers, Tech Writers, Program & Project and Product Managers. If you are, please send your resume to me asap at mrivera@x.com.

So don’t miss your chance!

See you at X Dev Camp!

If you’re planning to attend X.commerce Innovate Developer Conference 2011, you have a chance to become a part of X Dev Camp.

The camp is for Innovate attendees only.

Sign up early, as seating is limited.

Please, find the additional information here.

What the Officials Say or Let’s Talk about the Future

As we stated in our previous post, there’s not much information about X.Commerce, so let’s see what the officials say about this acquisition.

eBay+Magento

Firstly, the word is to Roy Rubin and Yoav Kutner, co-founder & CEO of Magento and co-founder & Magento CTO respectively.

Secondly, the word goes to John Donahoe, CEO of eBay Inc.

Anyway, despite these statements, a certain incertitude exists about the future of Magento. The main question regarding X.Commerce and Magento is can these two platforms coexist or no.

They say, Magento will be at the core of X.Commerce and they’ll be collaborating with their eBay colleagues on developing the X.Commerce platform. Still many Magento store owners and developpers wonder about this topic.

What do you think about the future of Magento and X.Commerce? Share your opininion here.

Hello and Welcome to the World of X.Commerce!

Hello everyone!

On the 6th of July, eBay Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire Magento Inc., the creator of Magento, a leading open source ecommerce platform. The deal follows eBay’s acquisition of a minority stake in the company in 2010. Upon closing of the transaction, eBay will own 100% of the outstanding shares of Magento. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in Q3 2011.

It was also announced that Magento will join X.Commerce, eBay’s newly created integrated open source platform group. According to this announcement, the group is focused on leveraging the company’s assets and partner technologies to build a strong, robust developer community as a resource for merchants and retailers of all sizes.

This blog was created to gather all the possible information about X.Commerce, the new generation eCommerce platform in the world.

The thing is that after Magento has reached an agreement to be acquired by eBay Inc, many people, including both shop owners and developpers, are worried about the future of Magento platorm and community.

Some answers regarding this event can be found in this FAQ.

eBay will share more details about the initiative with developers during the X.Commerce Innovate conference (formerly called the PayPal Innovate conference) on October 12-13 in San Francisco.

Having questions about the conference? Here’s the FAQ.

By now, not much information about X.Commerce can be found, so we’ll try to shed some light on it.

Stay tuned to the news about X.Commerce and find more about it!