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eBay Sees Web 2.0 Light

eBay will make access to its application programming interfaces (APIs) free to its more than 21,000 developers. This should happen as soon as Monday.

Quoting Richard MacManus:

This is a common sense move in the Web 2.0 world, because it no longer matters if users buy and sell on eBay's official website. As long as eBay gets a cut of the auction, the User Interface could be in Timbuktu for all they care. To paraphrase Steve Ballmer, it's all about Data, Data, Data (cut to monkey dance).