api economy

  • The last thing the API economy needs is copyright friction Crunch Network

    The last thing the API economy needs is copyright friction

    The Oracle versus Google verdict set a positive precedent for the future of the API economy, but will it last? What is at stake if the decision is reversed? While on the surface Oracle versus Google might seem like a battle for profit between two tech giants, the implications are much more significant. This is a battle for interoperability and the merit-based making of entire markets. Read More

  • The API for absurdity Crunch Network

    The API for absurdity

    Every important technology goes through a hype cycle. You’ve probably seen the Gartner Hype Cycle diagram: inflated expectations, followed by despair and eventually a pragmatic understanding of the technology’s value. World-changing promises tend to turn into mundane reality — if they don’t fall off the roller coaster entirely. Read More

  • How APIs Help Us Comprehend The Infinite Concept Of Data

    How APIs Help Us Comprehend The Infinite Concept Of Data

    Data is like oil. It only has a future value just sitting in a big pool. “Pure data,” as my fellow panelists said Friday night at API Days, has not proven to have much market play. I agreed with them but it’s the wrong way to look at the matter. More so, it’s about how the data is processed and refined. Explore that dimension and it’s apparent that a data economy… Read More

  • Speed And Automating The Connections Between Humans And Machines In The API Economy

    Speed And Automating The Connections Between Humans And Machines In The API Economy

    This coming Friday night, I’ll be at the API Days conference in San Francisco to talk for a few minutes about my perspectives of the API economy. I am not a developer — just an observer — so my views are not deeply technical. That just means I have to ask more questions and talk to more people about APIs and what they represent. But then I have to simmer it down, collect… Read More

  • Elastic Path Raises $8M For Commerce Everywhere API Platform

    Elastic Path Raises $8M For Commerce Everywhere API Platform

    Elastic Path has raised an $8 million debt round to fuel the development of its “commerce everywhere,” API — a hypermedia platform that abstracts backend complexity for the front-end developer and business person.  Wellington Financial out of Toronto provided the financing. Elastic Path has traditionally served as an e-commerce company. But over the past few years, it… Read More

  • Facebook And The Sudden Wake Up About The API Economy

    Facebook And The Sudden Wake Up About The API Economy

    What a two weeks it’s been. Something happened that has been simmering for a while. The API market exploded. Intel bought Mashery for more than $180 million and CA acquired Layer 7. 3Scale received a new $4.2 million round of funding from Javelin Ventures. Mulesoft acquired Programmable Web. And then Facebook jumped in and bought Parse. The acquisitions and funding point to a maturing… Read More

  • Tasktop Offers Open-Source Effort To Link And Sync The API Economy

    Tasktop Offers Open-Source Effort To Link And Sync The API Economy

    The complexity of connecting tools in this new API economy is getting compounded by the inability to link this new breed of services so people can talk in context about the code. Application development cycles are shorter and developers are picking tools that make them more productive. Read More