Press Release: Borland teams up with eBay and PayPal to expand developer opportunities

By: David Intersimone

Abstract: Developers using Borland. Delphi will now be able to create Web services applications that tap into the power of the eBay and PayPal platforms.

Microsoft TechEd 2004 - San Diego, Calif.  May 26, 2004

At this weeks Microsoft Conference, eBay and Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq: NM: BORL) announced a new relationship that will provide Borland developers with access to tools and resources for creating Web services applications for the eBay and PayPal platforms and communities.

Through a joint distribution agreement, Borland will make the eBay and PayPal Software Development Kits (SDKs) available to Delphi developers. The agreement provides Delphi developers with access to tools and resources that can help them build highly-available .NET services. These Web services applications will allow developers to tap into the eBay marketplace as well as PayPals online payment services.

The eBay Developers Program and PayPal Developer Network (PDN) have already helped thousands of developers create unique, customized applications on the eBay and PayPal platforms. Earlier this year, both eBay and PayPal announced new Web services offerings, broadening the audience for these tools and making them more appealing to enterprise customers and Web services developers.

"This is mutually beneficial for both of our communities," said George Paolini, vice president, general manager of developer tools at Borland Software. "The eBay and PayPal Web services-based platforms provide new market opportunities for the many Borland developers working with Windows and Microsoft .NET."

We are pleased to team up with Borland, which has one of the industrys strongest developer communities for Microsoft Windows and .NET," said Randy Ching, vice president, eBay Platform Solutions. "With access to the eBay and PayPal SDKs, Delphi developers will have new opportunities to innovate on todays leading Web services platforms."

About the eBay Developers Program

The eBay Developers Program enables third-party developers to create innovative solutions that tap into the power of eBay, The World's Online Marketplace.. Members of the program gain access to eBay's platform and technical resources to create a wide variety of solutions to meet the diverse needs of the nearly 105 million buyers and sellers on eBay. To become a member of eBay's rapidly growing developer community, please visit http://developer.ebay.com.

About the PayPal Developer Network

The PayPal Developer Network (PDN) enables merchants and developers to quickly and easily add eCommerce capabilities to their Web sites and applications. PDN provides its more than 160,000 members with a wide range of standards-based technical tools, resources and solutions for developing solutions that incorporate PayPals secure and cost-effective payment service used by more than 40 million member accounts around the world. For more information and to join PDN, please visit http://www.paypal.com/pdn.

About Borland

Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq NM: BORL) is a world leader in platform independent software development and deployment solutions that are designed to accelerate the entire application development lifecycle. By connecting managers, testers, designers, developers, and implementers in real time, Borland enables enterprises worldwide to define and sustain their competitive advantage. For more information, visit: http://www.borland.com or for the Borland Developer Network, please visit http://bdn.borland.com

All Borland brands and products are trademarks or registered trademarks of Borland Software Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor Statement

This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal Securities Laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is subject to the safe harbors created by such laws. Forward-looking statements may relate to, but are not limited to, the projected acceptance by existing or potential customers of new technologies and the potential features of Borland Delphi, and the eBay and Payal SDKs, or benefits to be derived therefrom. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve a number of uncertainties and risks that may cause actual events or results to differ materially. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include, among others, the following: rapid technological change that can adversely affect the demand for Borland products, shifts in customer demand, delays in actions or announcements by competitors, and software errors. These and other risks may be detailed from time to time in Borland periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and its latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained from www.sec.gov. Borland is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


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