APIs

Tighter API Rules at LinkedIn Spur Closure of Popular App

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Developer Roger Lee announced today that he would shut down Job Change Notifier, a LinkedIn app that sent an email every time a member of the user’s network changed his or her title on the site. The death of the app, which had 100,000 users, is evidence that users sometimes suffer when later-stage companies begin to restrict access to their APIs, or application programming interfaces, to drive their monetization strategies.

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