here’s an old saw among established technology companies that says innovation happens elsewhere, that big ideas can come from small, unexpected places.
The best way to tap into that potential, according to this view, is to throw open the gates and let all developers build products on top of your existing, proprietary technology. Make it easy for developers, and good things are bound to happen.
That, at least, has been the ethos behind the steady stream of music-related application software interfaces, or APIs. Last month, two companies, Gracenote and MediaNet, quietly added their APIs into the mix.
Via Jean-Luc Biaulet