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API management allows Web gift services strategy to flourish

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Prepaid gift and reloadable-card company Blackhawk Network decided to transition from physical to digital card offerings, especially in the mobile computing arena. To achieve this, the company needed to expose its network though a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) to digital distribution partners. In this interview, Blackhawk CTO Mike Gionfriddo discussed API management best practices and technology choices, and how he went about choosing an API server.

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