Google, Amazon and eBay are increasingly becoming large scale computational platforms available to other applications through web services. See recent announement from eBay.

At this week's Microsoft Conference, eBay and Borland Software Corporation (Nasdaq: NM: BORL) announced a new relationship that will provide Borland developers with access to tools and resources for creating Web services applications for the eBay and PayPal platforms and communities. [Borland Teams Up with eBay and PayPal To Expand Developer Opportunities]

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May 27, 2004
Thom Hickey

Does this give us a model for what OCLC might be able to do for libraries? A more open IFM would mirror the eBay PayPal.

--Th