Microsoft Acquisition of Apiphany Portends Rise of API Economic Zones in the Cloud

Michael Vizard, October 28th, 2013

If two is a survey and three is a trend then API management has arrived. With the acquisition of Apiphany last week by Microsoft many of the independent providers of frameworks are being gobbled up as leading vendors vie for control of an emerging API economy.

52 New APIs: Redbox, Burning Man, and Quantcast

Melody Clark, October 27th, 2013

This week, we had 52 new APIs added to our API directory including new APIs for movie rental service Redbox, a text analytic service, and an API for the Bureau of Economic Analysis. We also attended and covered the API Strategy and Practice Conference. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.

Today in APIs: Elastic Path Partners with SOA Software, Mulesoft Releases RAML, and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, October 24th, 2013

ElasticPathElastic Path turns to SOA Software for API strategy. Mulesoft, making it easier for software to eat the world, releases RAML. Plus: Google updates the CalDav API, Microsoft acquires API management service Apiphany, and 10 new APIs.

PW Interview: Scott Gimpel Founder and CEO

Ajay Ohri, October 23rd, 2013

Here is an interview with Scott Gimpel Founder and CEO of The site used to be known as and provides NFL statistics. The site claims to have almost 25 million API calls /month during football season with over 300 developers working with it’s API.

Today in APIs: Twilio Expands Messaging to Europe, and 22 New APIs

Greg Bates, October 21st, 2013

TwilioTwilio Messaging Now in Europe. Plus: GOTO Berlin outlines DO’s and DON’Ts in Web API, as well as how to build and run a public API, and 22 new APIs.

Interview with 3scale CEO Steve Willmott: The Case for Out-of-the-Box API Management Tools

Greg Bates, August 5th, 2013

3scale Service ManagementIn this final part of a 3 part interview series, Steve Willmott, CEO of 3scale, an Apigee competitor, gives his take on the API space and what Apigee’s $35 million round of funding signals. This follows part 1, Interview with Apigee CEO Chet Kapoor on its $35 Million Funding Round, and part 2, Interview with Promod Haque, Norwest Venture Partners: Apigee, the API Economy and “Sticky Infrastructure”. As noted previously, some questions overlap intentionally, in order to get different views on an issue.

API Management Platforms Focus On Helping Business Monetize APIs

Mark Boyd, July 29th, 2013

A new wave of business support services is emerging from API management platforms. Leading platforms are increasingly focused on offering services that help businesses develop and monetize their API products and services. New services are focused on offering a flexible platform that allows companies to experiment with various business models as they test the income-generating potential of their new API-based services and products.

Today in APIs: NFLdata Touchdown with API, Canonical API to Boost Ubuntu, and 3 NEW APIs

Greg Bates, July 25th, 2013

NFLData.comNFLData releases gridiron API. Canonical prepares to take aim with Ubuntu smartphone in 2014, releases API now. Plus: Samsung launches its own dev conference, Google TV update will include Google Cast API, and 3 new APIs.

Today in APIs: Counterpath’s API for Bria Desktop, Goinstant’s Multiplayer Web Platform, and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, July 18th, 2013

Counterpath launches API for its desktop softphone software Bria. Goinstant launches developer platform for multiplayer web. Plus: Daedalus launches Textalytics (Meaning as a Service), YC Startup Standard Treasury connects App developers and Banks, and 10 new APIs.

Today in APIs: ParkerData API, Apiphany API Management Service and 10 New APIs

Romin Irani, June 25th, 2013

Developers get access to 20,000+ Garage and Parking Lot Data. Apiphany lowers price point for API Management Service. Plus: Google Webmaster Tools API is likely to have the ability to retrieve Search Queries and Backlinks data, and 10 new APIs.

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