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LinkedIn readying an API, are they too late?

linkedin to get apisReid Hoffman made a "somewhat late" announcement on Friday at the Supernova 2007 conference to Dan Farber, that LinkedIn would finally deliver API's.

Developers have been eating up API's this past year alone, for every type of online environment including Google's mapping applications, to the recently released Facebook API's. However, it's not going to be available for quite a few months, nine to be exact. It's a little late for this long established business networking company to come to the table especially since Facebook is on the verge of stealing their thunder.

Taking a lead from the popular social newcomer, Facebook, this move by Founder Reid Hoffman is a way to develop LinkedIn into more of an online platform, and a way to get users who spend time on other social networks like Facebook, a way to get LinkedIn notifications wherever they are.

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