Mehdi Medjaoui

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Is IoT all about low-tech and simple APIs?

IoT is all about low-tech and simple APIs, because you don’t build software for IoT the same way you do for web apps, and here is why. Last week, a smart lock company updated firmware that made hundreds of their own locks inoperable (more about it in the articles below). These are the kind of […]

How APIs will make your next fridge — or even your next car — free

We are in the fourth industrial revolution, where software can replicate value at zero-marginal cost and where data is the new oil. You may remember this story about Microsoft versus IBM in 1981, where IBM let Microsoft manage the operating system (DOS) thinking that the future was selling hardware? This famous negotiation deal that made […]

Making the case for API neutrality

A judge just obliged Linkedin to allow third-party companies to copy public LinkedIn profile data. Of course, Linkedin appealed this decision but this can be a precedent in the space — and for good, contrary to what first commentators are saying. This is typically what I call an API neutrality case. First, let’s agree that […]