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Last month, ProgrammableWeb reported that KidoZen, a leading enterprise mobile middleware provider, had released the KidoZen Enterprise Systems APIs platform which allows developers to seamlessly integrate corporate and enterprise systems into mobile applications. KidoZen has just announced the availability of Salesforce.com APIs as part of the KidoZen mBaaS platform which will now allow developers to integrate Salesforce.com platform features into enterprise mobile applications.
There is the old hat of publishing giants struggling to find viable business models in the digital world. Then there are countries and legislations that are even trying to turn the very principles of the internet upside down, by making the creation of links an act that one should pay for. On the other end of the spectrum there are newspapers that have public APIs to their content. These newspapers are striving for innovation, by exploring new grounds, instead of sticking to what they know.