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18 API Business Models Deconstructed

Behind ecommerce’s social and omnichannel evolution lie APIs, whether they be internal or 3rd party. Powering apps, widgets, sharing tools and content feeds, APIs enable systems to communicate with other systems, and empower you to expand your catalog ...
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23 Fun Facts About APIs [Infographic]

It can be difficult for non-techies to grasp the concept of APIs, and their usefulness. This week’s infographic is by Rackspace highlighting fun examples and stats about application programming interfaces. Tweetables: 60% of eBay transactions ...

Hot as HATEOAS: Why We Built A HATEOAS Server From Scratch

What is HATEOAS, why should you care (and how do you pronounce it)? Technically, “hey-dee-us” is a constraint of Level 3 REST application architecture. An acronym for Hypermedia as the Engine of Application State, HATEOAS allows a client to interact ...
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The Rise of Shopping APIs [Infographic]

Infographic Friday comes early this week, we’ve teamed up with Monetate on the Rise of Shopping APIs. Click image to enlarge Tweetable stats: 100 new APIs are launched every week Tweet this Programmable Web estimates there’ll be 30K APIs ...
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Meet BEV: The Twitter Activated Vending Machine

Now this is innovative — a South African beverage company has built an iced tea slinging robot that connects to Twitter’s streaming API to recognize tweets containing the hashtag #BOSTweet4T. It dispenses samples when it detects based on geolocation ...
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