Over 8 years since Flickr launched their API & it looked like the web would be an open coral reef, a vibrant ecosystem of creator-consumers
It didn't happen. HTTP is the best integration layer ever, and companies see a RESTful API as a threat. What was missing? The biz model?
What if Yahoo invested in open APIs for Flickr, Tumblr, Hulu, etc? Made them work well with each-other… but also open to others?
Could Yahoo bring about UPnP for web + mobile, based off RSS, REST, OAuth, etc? I can't see anyone else doing it.