Patents for APIs or copyright? Find your way through the legislation and the regulations

Patents for APIs or copyright? Find your way through the regulations

If you are an API developer you are very likely to be interested in information about the legal framework for protecting the copyright on them. In this article for BBVAOpen4u, María Kovesdi offers several tips to help to navigate your way through the legislation.

BBVA Open4u - Design Thinking: introduction to a methodology on the rise

Design Thinking: introduction to a methodology on the rise

Design Thinking aims to harness the train of thought used by designers and apply this to general problems. Empathy represents the cornerstone for this extrapolation, so says Adam Royalty, professor at Stanford University, where this particular methodology is taught.
7 benefits of introducing APIs in an e-commerce business

7 benefits of introducing APIs in an e-commerce business

APIs are becoming the key to the success of an e-commerce business. This type of business is making ever greater use of this technology to increase its competitiveness.

The countless paths of open banking

Is it a bank? A service platform? A factory of financial products? A distributor? Does it sell or buy information? All this and more. APIs are revolutionizing the world of banks and are set to transform banking into the largest operations scalextric imaginable.

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How does the fintech sector use APIs?

And, what does the future hold for the banking business? The cutting-edge developments in the industry are coming via technology, which is being harnessed to improve the products and services offered to customers. We take a glimpse at the future via ten of the hottest APIs in the sector right now.
APIs are everywhere, but... what about their documentation?

APIs are everywhere, but... what about their documentation?

In a connected world, APIs are the glue that keeps all the parts that form our day-to-day lives in place. The same way the power of glue depends on the material it is used on and the knowledge of its properties, APIs are only as useful as their documentation allows for.
XaaS: create your own adventure

XaaS: create your own adventure

Digital transformation has generated a business environment where nobody wishes to be left behind. In 2019, the expansion of APIs and financial marketplaces, on the strength of open banking, has helped to promote Everything as a Service (XaaS), and infrastructure democratization by association.
Lean UX: what it is and how it helps users

Lean UX: what it is and how it helps users

Gantt charts, SWOT analysis, personas, empathy maps, focus groups, scope canvas… the documentation UX professionals deliver to their customers sometimes becomes an end in itself, rather than a means to achieve a better product for the user

Six notable trends for the Fintech sector

People need objectives, lighthouses that guide us and round numbers are always a good anchor. That is why 2020 is a huge container of milestones at all levels, also in the Fintech industry, and 2019 is the last year to confirm that that have been reached (or not).

Data APIs, essential in the development of smart cities

In this article we explain how data APIs, and specifically Paystats, are driving the advance toward smart cities.
APIs for business
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APIs for business

For some years now, APIs have been the great catalyst of change in business organizations. And that is essentially, thanks to its capacity to generate new business models and increase their...

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Big Data

The use of Big Data today offers an important added value for a wide range of sectors, from banking to retail.

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Mobile Payments

What is the current status of smartphone payments? Which companies are contributing the most to this new path of business? And what role can APIs play in the ecosystem of mobile payments?

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