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As promised, the team at Netvibes, the very popular customizable homepage, has released the developer preview of their Universal Widget API (UWA). Widgets developed using this API work not only on Netvibes but many other widget platforms and blog systems: Google IG, Apple Dashboard, and so on.
Last month CIO Insight magazine published a piece by Edward Cone "Inside eBay's Innovation Machine", an interesting report on the importance of APIs and developer network to eBay's overall strategy. It's a worthwhile read, especially in terms of the scope of their program, how it's run, and where the money is.
Time once again to see what's most interesting from the latest set of mashups. And, as you can see from the post's title, a bit more serious in the subject matter this round. First some general ProgrammableWeb metrics: 1337 total, 174 in the past 30 days, and a 30 day average of 5.80/day.
Do you have a online product or service that offers an API, or perhaps you are considering offering an API? If so, the new startup Mashery wants to talk to you. Launched yesterday, their service is designed to provide an out-the-box hosted solution provisioning and managing APIs.