April 7, 2006

It’s like McCartney and Lennon, but with javascript

Posted in Technology at 2:56 pm by antonello

Discussion on O'Reilly about why Google Maps has spawned so many more mash-ups than Yahoo or Mapquest, both of which now offer their APIs for free.

Google gave their API first. Getting there first is a big deal for tech especially in the world of del.icio.us and digg. People see a mash-up of all the best pizzerias in New York and google maps on digg, and are tempted to top it.  Google Maps is extremely easy to read – techies are suckers for a good-looker.  


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