Coinbase’s App Store Serves up Bitcoin Applications

Patricio Robles, April 14th, 2014

Despite volatility and growing pains common in new markets, many believe that crytocurrencies like Bitcoin are going to revolutionize digital commerce. That has created a gold rush as entrepreneurs and companies move to take advantage of the opportunities Bitcoin has created.


OpenAura’s API Creates New Monetization Opportunities for Artists

Patricio Robles, April 2nd, 2014

Music is an integral part of daily life for countless millions of people around the world, and in many cases, the artists who create it touch our lives in ways that go beyond sound. In fact, musicians are some of the most visible and talked about individuals on the internet. To help artists control how they’re represented to their fans online, and to help them monetize their online content, San Francisco-based OpenAura has created a digital identity platform for artists and the record labels and content partners they work with. Through this platform, third parties can license premium content, including pictures, artwork, reviews and social feeds, enabling them to build deeper, more dynamic experiences for fans.


FI-WARE Opens Up the IoT Future to Everyone

Mark Boyd, March 20th, 2014

The open-source, Internet of Things (IoT) platform FI-WARE wants to become the core infrastructure that will empower our connected future. FI-WARE promises to support smart city infrastructure, enable intelligent factories and precision agriculture, and help entrepreneurs to carve out viable market share in a connected, IoT-enabled world. ProgrammableWeb spoke with the Chief Architect of FI-WARE, Juanjo Jose Hierro, about the progress of the open-source platform and how it will create a space at the table for innovators and businesses of all sizes.


Payfirma Launches Multichannel Payments API

Patricio Robles, March 19th, 2014

Of all the markets being impacted by the booming API economy, perhaps none has seen as much activity and innovation as the payments space. The past several years have seen the launch of a number of disruptive and successful API-centric upstarts, including Stripe and Balanced. Meanwhile, entrenched players like PayPal and Verifone have responded with new offerings of their own.


Beats Music Seeks Market Share with API

Patricio Robles, March 11th, 2014

Launching a new streaming music service in 2014 is not for the faint of heart. Companies like Spotify and Pandora have significant market share, Apple entered the space in 2013 with the launch of iRadio, and electronics giant Samsung wants in on the action, too.


3Scale Opens Alchemy API Portal

Michael Vizard, February 6th, 2014

When it comes to APIs there’s no shortage of information or, for that matter, opinions. In the hopes of bringing some clarity to that discussion, 3Scale has launched API Alchemy, a portal through which developers and other interested parties can discover relevant API content that has been vetted by the API management platform provider.


Marvel gives comic book characters their own API

Patricio Robles, February 4th, 2014

From Captain America and Spider-Man to Wolverine and Iron Man, Marvel Entertainment, a Disney subsidiary, has built an empire by bringing more than 8,000 characters to life through a diverse array of mediums, including comic books, movies and other entertainment properties. Now, it’s giving those characters a new medium to inhabit: the world of the API.


MuleSoft Adds New API Design and Monetization Features to Anypoint Platform

Mark Boyd, January 23rd, 2014

Today, MuleSoft has launched a major upgrade to its Anypoint Platform for APIs, aimed at assisting businesses to take a design-first approach to their API strategy. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Uri Sarid, CTO at MuleSoft just prior to the launch.


5 Reasons Your API Is Still Private

Guest Author, November 18th, 2013

It’s easy to forget that private APIs are the norm. Putting together the right public/private API strategy requires identifying the risks and needs of your business, and making smart moves to take things in the right direction.


Runnable Launches “YouTube of Code” Service

Mark Boyd, October 3rd, 2013

With developers already sourcing code snippets to cut and paste into their dev projects, Runnable has launched to provide a “YouTube of code” social network. Runnable have calculated there are over 200 million code searches each month, as developers look to stand on the shoulders of giants – or at least each other – when creating quick, workable solutions to include in their projects.


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