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X.Commerce: introducing X.commerce Developer Package

While the Innovate Developer Conference 2011 is on its way (btw, you can see its keynotes live), let’s see what is X.Commerce Developer Package is about.

X.commerce Developer package is a downloadable package consisting of all the necessary code, message contracts and samples to get started with building, testing and integrating with the Fabric. The developer package is open to all developers without registration. With the developer package, users can create the X.commerce environment on their local workstations without any external dependencies.

For more details, please, find the full and detailed X.Commerce Developer Package Overview.

X.Commerce: join the elite group of fellow pledge-takers.

Not much time left for the Innovate Developer Conference 2011 to begin. On the eve of this beautiful event, in recognition of your early contributions to the X.commerce platform, you have been invited to take this pledge, and join the elite group of fellow pledge-takers.

Being a pledge taker, you will be able to:

  • Proudly display the X.commerce Pledge logo on your web site
  • Have your logo displayed along with PayPal, eBay, Magento, and other fellow pledge taker logos
  • Get early exposure for your company across the X.commerce ecosystem
  • Express pride in being an early contributor to the X.commerce vision

Please, find more information here.

X.commerce: an interview with Matthew Mengerink

Hello everyone!

The guys from Practical Ecommerce did a great job and published an interesting interview with Matthew Mengerink, X.Commerce’s general manager.

In this article Matthew talks about X.Commerce, its goals and purpose.

If you’re interested in this new platform for online business, use this link and enjoy the interview (complete audio version included).

And don’t forget to thank Practical eCommerce Staff for sharing this useful information!

EBay builds new division to woo developers

As all know, a new business for eBay called X.commerce has emerged in recent months. This is an excerpt of an article from Los Angeles Times.

The website for the division, X.com, revives a name from the early days of PayPal, when it merged a competing online payments business called X.com started by Elon Musk.

X.commerce is trying to persuade outside developers to create applications, or apps, for merchants looking to sell more online.

The apps can be designed to work on EBay’s marketplaces. They may also include payment capabilities from PayPal and work with websites built on Magento, an open-source e-commerce company that EBay bought in June.

The more useful apps that developers build through X.commerce, the more likely merchants are to use EBay’s marketplaces, PayPal’s payment technology or GSI’s e-commerce services.

The idea is to indirectly monetize EBay’s main assets PayPal, GSI and Marketplaces,” said Matthew Mengerink, the EBay veteran who runs the new division. “X.commerce is in a unique position. I don’t have to drive revenue, I have to drive traffic.”

EBay has about 725,000 developers registered with its various developer programs, and there are roughly 4,600 Magento apps active on X.com, up from 3,800 at the start of the year, according to Mengerink.

Mengerink said he will measure X.commerce‘s success partly on how much money developers make selling apps.

If developers are making the money, you can’t shake the platform,” he added. “We believe we can create the largest ecosystem.”

Smaller merchants will not have to hire lots of in-house developers if a wide variety of e-commerce apps are available to buy and plug into their online stores, Mengerink explained.

Welcome aboard the X.Commerce eXpress

The X.commerce eXpress is coming to a developer or e-commerce event near you! The bus is travelling across the USA to spread the word about the X.commerce platform, the new open-source environment that will change the future of commerce.

About the X.commerce eXpress

The 42′ bus is a self-contained promotional space that includes PayPal, eBay and Magento demos, a networking lounge area and special offers on X.commerce Innovate Developer Conference 2011 event registration.

The flexible event set-up includes

  • Two 10′ x 10′ tents
  • Two 8′ banquet tables
  • Six high-top cocktail tables
  • Two A-Frame signs

So what are you waiting for? Welcome aboard!

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.