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11/03/2005
  Google should clone Yahoo APIs

Greg Yardley agrees with Dave Winer - that Yahoo and MSFT could help the world by "cloning the Google API". I, however, don't think Google's approach to APIs is anything to emulate...

Google's search API sucks right now. They haven't updated it in several years. I'm guessing there is NOBODY even working on it at Google.

Meanwhile, Yahoo has 15+ search related APIs, in easy-to-use REST form, with generous query limits. I hope Microsoft emulates Yahoo.

C'mon Google, where are the related searches? Contextual? Audio, Image, Video? Not to mention Local and News!?

 


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