Cambrian Explosion

A Cambrian Moment – but not Just for Startups

The Economist this week released a 16 page special report (PDF directly here) on the extraordinary boom in startups around the globe. The article is excellent and well worth reading […]

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API Predictions 2014

2013 has been an impressive year for API technology both in terms adoption, technology and investment. The number of APIs listed in the ProgrammableWeb directory crossed 10,000 for the first […]

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Charity Navigator API: Information and Ratings on Charities

At Charity Navigator we believe that people are amazingly generous and derive great satisfaction from helping others, but are not always sure how to help. So we built an objective […]

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UNDATA

Reviving the Unofficial UNData API

The UN has an amazing repository of data hosted at data.un.org and back in 2009 we set up quickly built system to turn the zip-file archives of data into a […]

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Identity

Identity and The API Economy

This is a Guest post by Craig Burton who writes at http://www.craigburton.com/. He was also a special guest at the API Strategy Conference in San Francisco in October. I recently […]

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Indix API BETA – Enabling Product-Aware Apps for a Product Hungry World

This a guest blog post by Brian Resnik, Customer Advocate & Community Manager for Indix. Brian is all about building relationships and enabling others to share their passions. He previously worked […]

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Kairos Launches Facial Recognition API

Today Kairos launches a new facial recognition API for developers powered by 3scale. The Kairos API allows developers to bring the magic of identity to their applications and services and […]

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More Thoughts on an API Commons

At Defrag this week got together with Kin Lane at API Evangelist to talk about something we’d been working on together for a while – an initiative to try to […]

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The Age of Context and the API Economy – One can’t exist without the other

At the APIStrat conference last week there was a great panel on the API Economy and we were lucky enough to have Craig Burton speaking (thank you Craig). As a […]

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Building Great APIs (Part III) – The need for API Management and Infrastructure

In previous parts of the series we covered the need for APIs to be be valuable, have business models and be easy to adopt. In this post we’ll cover the […]

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