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oDesk Powers X.commerce Directory for E-commerce Developers

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—October 12, 2011 —oDesk, the largest and fastest-growing online employment platform, today announces a partnership with X.commerce, the new open source e-commerce platform launched today via a joint effort between eBay, PayPal and Magento.

This partnership provides X.commerce users access to a directory of highly skilled developers, enabling merchants to connect with pre-screened online contractors with the Magento, eBay, and PayPal development experience for successful e-commerce development.

“Our partnership will help strengthen the X.commerce ecosystem, and also provide oDesk users exclusive opportunities for e-commerce development work,” said oDesk CEO Gary Swart. “In combination, the powerful X.commerce platform and the expansive oDesk online workforce create an effective way for merchants to customize their offerings.”

X.commerce is a platform to enable developers, merchants and service providers to create innovative solutions in the online commerce space. Using an open source environment, X.commerce offers the fundamental technologies needed for end-to-end commerce – shopping carts, payment services, inventory management, marketplace integration, SEO, tax guidance and more, all in one location.

Businesses looking to build X.commerce-powered sites and innovative commerce solutions can find web developers with Magento, eBay, and PayPal expertise in the X.commerce Developer Directory. Through the Developer Directory, merchants can find developers that have expertise with a specific technology platform or relevant industry experience to suit their particular needs.

For developers, oDesk offers access to an expansive marketplace of job opportunities, the tools to track time spent on work contracts, and facilitates invoicing and collections. Additionally, oDesk guarantees payment–ensuring developers that every hour worked is an hour paid.

“X.commerce is the future of e-commerce & oDesk is the future of work; both are critical to my company’s success,” said Joshua Warren, founder of Creatuity Corp., a thriving web development company in Dallas, Texas. “When it comes to looking for clients and growing my business, oDesk is my primary source.”

About oDesk

oDesk (www.oDesk.com) is the world’s largest and fastest-growing online employment platform.

With $21 million in work performed every month, and over 1.4 million tested-and-rated contractors offering their services, oDesk enables any business to hire, manage, and pay a flexible online workforce.

Doubling in size over each of the past five years, oDesk is rapidly changing how the world works.

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Erica Benton
PR Manager