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Adam Trachtenberg is the Director of the LinkedIn Developer Network, where he oversees developer relations and marketing for the LinkedIn Platform. Before LinkedIn, Adam worked at eBay in platform product management and marketing. Even earlier, he co-founded Student.Com and TVGrid.com. Adam is the author of PHP Cookbook and Upgrading to PHP 5. He lives in San Francisco.

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More from MIX 06

Ever since I started at eBay, I’ve been excited about using our Web services to improve the eBay experience for buyers. In particular, I think there are lots of interesting ways to integrate eBay into programs other than Web browsers. So, when we looked to put together demos for MIX 06, we decide to show off a Live.com search widget and Outlook 12 integration (see yesterday’s post for more information).

After poking around Feedster and Technorati, I’m glad to see other people are equally excited by these ideas:

The best demo was one that showed how you can integrate eBay with Microsoft Outlook, giving you a single place to manage your auctions. One can envision many similar uses that aggregate task-based communications into your email software.


Trapper Markelz

[Joe Belfiore] demo’d a cool add in that eBay created for monitoring auctions. Although not an avid eBayer this is something I’ve wanted for a while.

eBay had a talk about building their live.com search gadget – source speaks louder than words – it’s available on www.microsoftgadgets.com.

Jon Gallant

Later today I’m hosting a round table, so if you’re still at MIX, come on by the eBay table and I’ll buy you lunch.

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