APIs in Business

European Banking Authority Opens a New Era of Open Banking

September 8th, 2015 |

Required API-based Banking Ecosystem Will Give Customers More Control and Insight The European Commission (EC) has mandated that banks must provide standardized API access across the EU as part of the Directive on Payment Services (PSD2), a set of rules […]

Building Effective API Programs: Key Success Factors

July 6th, 2015 |

This is the last part of Building Effective API Programs. We’re concluding this series with a “cheat sheet” summary of the key success factors. In the introduction, we explained that exposing assets via APIs can prove to be extremely valuable […]

3scale Copyrights Database Store API

June 30th, 2015 |

In response to today’s Supreme Court decision not to rule in the Oracle v. Google case, 3scale has decided to reconsider its previous position on copyright and APIs and is today announcing its copyright ownership over the newly developed Database […]

Building Effective API Programs: API Operations

May 7th, 2015 |

This is the sixth part of the Building Effective API Programs blog post series. In the previous parts we covered benefits of APIs, alignment between API programs, strategy and business models and API design and implementation. In this part, we discuss […]

Why mobile first really is API first: McKinsey’s South Korean e-commerce insights

May 6th, 2015 |

According to the very recent McKinsey & Company Insights publication Learning from South Korea’s mobile-retailing boom (May 2015), South Korea has a the highest smartphone penetration in the world. What is especially important for retail is that South Korean consumers spend […]

Imagining a Pied Piper API

April 30th, 2015 |

At 3scale we’ve been following the amazing story of Pied Piper, the hot new startup of Silicon Valley, for more than a year now. We were in the audience when they won TechCrunch Disrupt, and we’ve gotten really excited about […]

Growth in the API Economy – Congratulations Apigee on the IPO Plans

March 20th, 2015 |

  Some exciting news for APIs and the API Economy today — Apigee just announced its plans to IPO. Congratulations to them, and a great further validation of the booming API Infrastructure market. 3scale is now over 550 customers and growing quickly. […]

Building Effective API Programs: API Design and Implementation

February 12th, 2015 |

In the previous four parts of this series, we discussed API benefits, strategy, and business models. Good API design has some core principles which that may differ in implementation. The authors of APIs: A Strategy Guide have a great analogy: Every car has a steering wheel, brake pedals, and an […]

Building Effective API Programs: API Business Models

January 29th, 2015 |

What is the Right API for the Business Model? As discussed in the previous post, an API program must be embedded in the overarching business strategy and aligned with business goals. The business model is where the rubber meets the road […]

Building Effective API Programs: APIs and Strategy

January 8th, 2015 |

This is the third part of the Building Effective API Programs series. The introduction can be found here. To take advantage of the API benefits we discussed in the previous post, an effective API program must be rooted in an organization’s overarching […]