Within most enterprise IT organizations there is a tension between classic approaches to middleware based on software-oriented architectures (SOA) and approaches based on APIs that are easier to build and deploy but potentially more difficult to manage.
After a decade of helping sellers list items on eBay, power seller software maker Auctiva is launching its own marketplace. Or, more accurately, it's launching a platform, named AMP, where anyone can create a marketplace. Auctiva and its partners have 500,000 products ready to be included in any store via its API (our new AMP API profile).
A year ago Twitter was just a microblogging platform. Sure, it was a popular one, but it wasn't until the announcement of its geotagging API that it took its first step toward being a location platform. Since then, it has expanded its offering to include the four geo APIs I've categorized below.