The API Economist is a resource dedicated to weekly interviews and news highlights on the API economy. We help API influencers and practitioners share their stories, experiences, and practices.

The API economy is a term that describes how application programming interfaces or APIs act as significant growth accelerators for organizations. APIs are a driving force behind mobile applications, the Internet of Things, integrated workflows, smart cities and making sense of big data. APIs allow businesses to react rapidly to changing market needs, monetize data and services, open new channels to new customers, and be more efficient and profitable.

As the API economy becomes more and more a part of our daily lives, we continue to shine a light on the API pioneers leading the future of the space.

The API Economist is a resource provided to the API community by the Azure API Management team at Microsoft.

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