Gadgets Gone Commercial: Building Commerce Applications Based on the Gadget Spec

Farhang Kassaei (eBay), David Glazer (Google)
Location: 2014
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)

Sure, gadgets can be social. Did you also know they can make money? eBay has built the next generation of our API platform using the gadgets specification, allowing our marketplace to open up even further to developers. Our open e-commerce platform offers a huge market opportunity of over 84 million active buyers and sellers looking for new and better ways to do business. This latest opportunity allows developers looking to make money to embed their selling management apps directly on, where hundreds of thousands of sellers currently manage – and pay for – tools for their online business.

Join Farhang Kassaei from eBay’s Platform Architecture team and David Glazer, Director of Engineering at Google and member of the OpenSocial Foundation Board, to learn how eBay Selling Manager Applications support solutions developed using open standard gadgets specification, and what you need to begin participating in our exciting beta.
Sponsored by eBay.

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Farhang Kassaei


Farhang: Farhang Kassaei is a principal architect at eBay Marketplaces where he leads eBay platform design and architecture. During his career with eBay Farhang has been responsible for multiple infrastructure initiatives including identity and access management, open platform, user verification and risk, messaging, user generated content and user graph analysis and infrastructure. He is also a member of eBay Enterprise Architecture team.

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David Glazer


David is Director of Engineering at Google and currently leads the company’s social web efforts. Prior to joining Google in 2006, he successfully started two companies: Verity in 1988 and Eloquent in 1995. Eloquent was later acquired by Open Text in 2005. David has decades of experience working in the technology sector and holds an SB in physics from MIT.

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Mike Tran
04/02/2009 8:44pm PDT

over all good presentation, right level of deails. better than most of the stuff I heard in sponsor sessions

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