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Welcome to X.commerce!

June 22, 2011

eBay, PayPal, and Magento recently announced that eBay is acquiring Magento and that all three are merging their developer platforms together.  As a part of this, all three of their existing developer communities are being merged into one as well, via the X.com site.

These steps will form the new X.commerce platform.  (Lawyerese:  This is “subject to customary closing conditions” and until the transaction closes eBay/PayPal and Magento remain separate companies and operate separately.)

The new X.com homepage describes the change thusly:

X.commerce is the first cloud-based platform enabling developers, merchants and service providers to create innovative solutions in the commerce space.  Using an open source environment, X.commerce offers the fundamental technologies needed for commerce – shopping carts, payment services, inventory management, marketplace integration, SEO, tax guidance and more, all in one location.

You can watch the CEO of eBay describe this merger and the X.commerce vision below (or if the embedded link isn’t working correctly, click here to watch it on Youtube):

Click here to read the complete post on the PayPal X Developer Network including a link to the new X.commerce blog.

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