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Riding an API to platform status


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Happy Saturday, friends; I hope you are well. As you read this, I have scooted back to my regular digs up in the Northeast, leaving sunny New Orleans behind. Yes, next week’s writing will be more emo on account of the weather. Regardless, there are two things to talk about today, so let’s get busy! — Alex
When APIs evolve into platforms
Earlier this week, The Exchange chatted with Shippo founder and CEO Laura Behrens Wu about her company’s announcement that it has inked a partnership with Shopify.
Shippo is in the shipping game, offering a SaaS offering to merchants that gives them access to bundled, and therefore cheaper, rates for moving goods. Last year the co …

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