PayPal and eBay Merge for X.commerce Innovate Conference

eBayX.commerce is the new brand for the developer commerce tools that include the eBay API and PayPal API. The first conference under this new brand is coming in October to San Francisco. As a media partner, we have a promo code, as well as a little more information about how the company is looking to create a sum greater than its parts with the X.commerce platform.

The conference takes place on October 12-13 in San Franscisco. Speakers include eBay CEO John Donahoe; Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes, the company that donates a pair of shoes for each one that you buy; Katie Burke Mitic, Technology Executive at Facebook, and many more.  After the days of presentations and strategy discussion you can take part in X DevCamp on Friday the 14th.  It will give you a chance to work with seasoned veterans who will guide you through PayPal, eBay, Magento, and X.commerce implementations. ProgrammableWeb readers will save $100 off the registration fee using promo code "INN2011PW."

X.commerce is a platform that combines eBay and PayPal APIs with breadth and depth. PayPal API has options to allow your customers an express checkout option or to schedule recurring payments.  EBay opens up just about all its site features to developers, whether its listing, buying or searching for items. Filling out the trio of the X.commerce platform is Magento, a company which provides a range of solutions from small DIY website design and hosting tools to full-fledged enterprise level e-commerce consultancy services.

The web is still a wide open field for small businesses and X.commerce is helping them connect to customers online. Even if you aren't selling products yourself, developers can benefit by using the APIs to help those small businesses integrate with eBay, PayPal and Magento.

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