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eBay Inc. Developer Community Invited to Sixth Annual Developers Conference.

Developer and Technology Communities From eBay, PayPal, Skype, ProStores and Shopping.com Gather for the First Time on the East Coast

SAN JOSE San Jose, city, United States
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, Calif. -- eBay Inc. (Nasdaq:EBAY)(www.ebay.com) today extended an invitation to developers, affiliates and entrepreneurs to join the company at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) is the largest exhibition center in the Northeast United States, with some 1,700,000 square feet (15.8 hectare) of contiguous exhibition space.  in Boston, MA, June 11-13, 2007 for its sixth annual Developers Conference. eBay Inc. provides an unprecedented global opportunity for third-parties to build innovative applications, expand their businesses and create new revenue streams on its platforms.

The eBay Developers Conference 2007 will feature industry thought leaders and innovators such as Pierre Omidyar Pierre M. Omidyar (born June 21, 1967) is a French-born Iranian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist/economist, and the founder/chairman of the eBay auction site. Omidyar and his wife Pam are well-known philanthropists who founded Omidyar Network in order to expand their , founder of eBay and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of Omidyar Network Omidyar Network was founded in June 2004 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam in Redwood City, California. Omidyar Network is intended to expand the investment scope of the Omidyar Foundation by funding not just non-profit projects, but also for-profit ventures and , John Donahoe John Joseph Donahoe II has been the President of the eBay Marketplace Business Unit since March 2005. In this role he is responsible for the flagship business, eBay Marketplace, including all North America and International operations. , President of eBay Marketplaces, Kevin Lynch Kevin Lynch may refer to:
  • Kevin A. Lynch, American urban planner
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, Chief Software Architect at Adobe, Scott Thompson, CTO (Chief Technical Officer) The executive responsible for the technical direction of an organization. See CIO and salary survey.  of PayPal, and other executives from eBay, PayPal, Skype, ProStores and Shopping.com. Keynote speakers will discuss technology innovations happening on the eBay Inc. platforms and across the Web that will allow developers to help shape the future of commerce.

"Developers are a huge driver of innovation on the eBay Inc. platforms, across the Web, and throughout the world of commerce," said Matt Carey, chief technology officer of eBay Marketplaces. "Through eBay, PayPal, Skype, ProStores and Shopping.com, our goal is to offer thousands of developers the resources and economic incentives they need to succeed at what they do best - developing real world, real revenue applications."

The eBay Developers Conference 2007 will kick off with keynote speeches and product and program announcements to help developers realize the economic and innovation opportunities available to them through the eBay Inc. developers programs. Attendees will gain ideas and inspiration through demos of applications developed internally by the eBay Disruptive Innovation team, as well as by fellow third-party developers. A particular focus at this year's event will be innovations and applications that enhance the buyer experience on eBay.

The conference will be organized on three tracks: affiliate traffic and buying applications; selling and merchant tools; and commerce consulting and integration. These tracks will incorporate in-depth technical and business sessions as well as hands-on labs and demonstrations. Advanced topics covered will include customizing a shopping cart, search engine optimization Designing a Web site so that search engines easily find the pages and index them. The goal is to have your page be in the top 10 results of a search. Optimization includes the choice of words used in the text paragraphs and the placement of those words on the page, both visible and hidden , and Web services integration using Ajax and Flash.

Registration for the eBay Developers Conference 2007 includes admission to eBay Live! 2007 (June 14-16), eBay's sixth annual community conference, also at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The standard conference fees are $595 for the general attendee package. Developer attendees who register before May 25th will receive a 20% discount, paying only $475.

Register online at www.ebay.com/devcon.

About eBay

Founded in 1995, eBay pioneers communities built on commerce, sustained by trust, and inspired by opportunity. eBay enables ecommerce on a local, national and international basis with an array of websites - including the eBay Marketplaces, PayPal, Skype, Kijiji, Rent.com and Shopping.com - that bring together millions of buyers and sellers every day.
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