Google has announced the general availability of important API security products. Google reCaptcha API is now generally available, after years of testing. Second, the Google Web Risk API which keeps lists of millions of unsafe URLs is also now generally available and ready for production use.
In one of the opening sessions at today's NordicAPIs, co-organizer of the event and CEO of Twobo Technologies, Travis Spencer, urged businesses to not only adopt an API strategy, but to reorient their businesses towards becoming an API platform. It is a bold assertion that previously has only been taken up by large players (US telco AT&T speak about reorienting as a platform for example), yet Spencer is saying that in order to succeed, all businesses will need to reorient - and the sooner the better.