Open APIs Help Social Site Launch With a Bang

by Ron on August 15, 2012, a new micro-blogging service launched with a bang last weekend when it blew through its initial fund-raising goal of $500,000. One of the reasons for that success was a pledge to build the site using open APIs. While developers pay a yearly fee, they can build applications on top of the service without being bothered — in stark contrast to larger social meda companies like Facebook and Twitter.

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Cross-posted on by Ron Miller.

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