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Last week, National Public Radio (NPR) announced the formation of a new non-profit organization to oversee development of a Public Media Platform (PMP) which "will allow public media producers and stations to gather their digital content in one place, and cost-effectively distribute it across digital platforms." The PMP also received $8 million in funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to support building APIs to provide access to that content.
Programmer Adam Green can already see the impact of Twitter on the 2012 U.S. presidential primaries and general election. "Having an active base on Twitter may not be a requirement for success," Green said, "But it will be a huge advantage to anyone who does." Using the Twitter API, Green collaborated with his son, Zachary, to create a site to visualize tweets, mentions and retweets of potential candidates.
Taking inspiration from enterprises that adopt an API-first culture, the new IT leadership team for the state of Arizona defined their strategy, changed the culture and built a cloud-based digital platform that leverages APIs to drive digital transformation of a decentralized enterprise.