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New horizons at Innovate and beyond

September 30, 2011

It's been a little over fourteen months since I started regularly blogging on  A lot has happened during that time in the world of payments, and for me professionally, too.  I have some personal news to share in a moment, but let's recap payments developments and look at next month's big ticket item first.

Each month or so I've tried to post PayPal and payments highlights.  Here's a quick rundown of those since last summer:

July 2011 | June | May | April | March | February | January 2011-December 2010 | 2010 semiannual (July-December) | November | October | September | August | July 2010

Note the gap for August and September 2011 highlights.  There's been so much going on with the new X.commerce including recent site rework, plus lots of other big news in payments and the larger development world, that I've decided to link directly to weekly highlight posts on my own site so you have all the latest.  Drill into each for the most important payments news from that week.

As we head into October, all of the recent developments above point to one place:  the X.commerce Innovate Developer Conference in San Francisco.

I've written previously about PayPal's strategy and vision which will be on full display at Innovate.  I've also pointed you to the conference site including speakers and schedule, and teased you with a report that a big Facebook related announcement may be coming at Innovate.  Now my only question to you is, will you be attending Innovate to take it all in for yourself?

I ask because I'll be there meeting people, studying the latest in payments, and covering the conference for an upcoming article.  And I'd love to meet you and get your take on payments and X.commerce.  In fact, I'll also be at Android Open the two days immediately before Innovate; if you'll be attending that conference, I'd love to get a chance to chat there, too.  Please leave a comment below if you'd like to get together at either event.

And there's one more thing…

I've accepted a new position which I'll be starting soon.  Though I will still write articles for from time to time, I will no longer be blogging regularly there.  So if you'd like to keep up with my ongoing thoughts on payments or get the skinny on my new digs, please follow me on Twitter (@billday) or subscribe to my personal blog (

Good luck, have fun, and never stop learning!


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