The state of Mobility as a Service

Over the course of this summer, we have embarked on a roadshow to get in touch with leaders and innovators in mobility across two different continents, three different countries, and four different cities. Gathering people in San Jose, USA, Berlin and Hannover, Germany, as well as Paris, France (with the help of the awesome team of Five by Five), has given us the opportunity to gain insights from very different markets and further specify our vision of the future of Mobility as a Service.

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The Evolution of the API Economy

15 years after front-runners Amazon and eBay pushed for APIs, and 10 years after the proliferation of API management layers such as Apigee (acq. by Google), Mashery (acq. by Tipco), Layer 7 (acq. by CA Technologies), and 3Scale (acq. by Redhat), the API economy is at the beginning of a new wave. Platforms like programmeableweb.com (acq. by Mulesoft) reached peak popularity around 2010-2012, but has been replaced by Product Hunt, Mashape, Github, Stackoverflow, and Google searches for API information.

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Industry insights Daimler & BMW finally have the glimpse of a chance to compete with Uber & Didi

Reaching the scale of UBER and Didi who achieved an aggregate amount of 10+ billion trips last year will be hard given that the new joint venture of Daimler & BMW clocks way below 100 million—but at least there is a chance to become relevant in the market of mobility services.

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