Great that Google decided to speak out on an issue like this (via Andrew Sullivan). I hope more companies take the political risk on this type of social issue. The impact is already obvious from the huge list of incoming references the post generated.
<p>September has been a busy month already and more to come. There haven't been posts here but over on the 3scale blog. Techcrunch was awesome for us - met a lot of great people and we're now deep into our private beta program, ironing out kinks and getting new partners on stream. Credit to Techcrunch for setting up the event - despite the WIFI outages it really lived up to its billing for us.</p>
<p>Still - now we're working up to full launch and a lot of cool stuff coming - hopefully we can give away more peeks in the days to come. If you've signed up for the beta but aren't in yet - apologies for that, we're getting through the list as quickly as we can!</p>
<p>The API space is also really opening up with Best Buy launching a set of APIs and Reuters releasing a commercial version for their Calais service. These are great signs that main stream companies are seeing the value of opening up their services and leveraging them with partners. Many of the companies at TC50 that we met also had API releases on their roadmaps, so hopefully 3scale's infrastructure tools will help them make that step even more quickly. </p>
<p>Oh and my vote for best gadget not launched at TC50 - the human airbag, great equipment for coming home after a few too many beers...</p>