We have recently seen plenty of notable IPOs coming out of the tech space, but as TechCrunch notes, we have yet to hit the peak.
Of past IPOs, Facebook (FB 198,31 +2,46 +1,26%) (which raised $16 billion on its opening day in 2012) and Alibaba (BABA 208,57 +0,57 +0,27%) (which still holds, at $21.8 billion, the largest IPO of all time) are undoubtedly jewels on the crown. Read more
People develop APIs for all sorts of reasons. They might be trying to create a tool to facilitate internal processes where they work, they could be building an external product for customers, or they might be building a third party tool designed to mash-up other services. Read more
Guest Post by RapidAPI with benchmark data on 1,800 APIs
There’s big money in the API economy. Last year alone, $500 million was invested into API-driven companies. But the rise of this new economy begs some key pricing questions. Read more
Here’s an interesting fact: If you live in the EU your personal data is yours. You are the owner of your data, a fact enshrined in law under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). As owners of data and citizens of many economies — internet, application, information, API — we have a myriad of tools and technologies available to mine, mash up, and generally manage our data as we see fit. Read more
If you’ve been paying attention to the API space over the last year, you won’t be surprised to hear that there has been a lot of movement amongst companies that provide API-related solutions.
The most noteworthy example is Google’s $625 million acquisition of API platform provider, Apigee, in the fall of 2016. Read more