eBay's X.commerce platform is an initiative for ecommerce developers and businesses, led by Chief Architect Carriere. It incorporates a range of commerce-related applications, from open source ecommerce platform Magento to online payment giant PayPal, with the goal of creating an all-encompassing ecosystem for anyone doing business online, and the developers who make it possible. Developers use the ecosystem to sell their own applications and build plug-ins to existing services like Magento or Salesforce.com. Businesses buy those applications and can benefit from third-party development of plug-ins.
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