After merging with Alimama.com, Taobao.com, the auction website of Alibaba Group, has formally announced plans to open its application programming interface platform and third-party developers are able to visit data of Taobao.com through various open interfaces from September 8, 2008.
With the opening of API as its core, this platform opening program of Taobao is named TOP: Taobao Open Platform. By this opening policy, developers and companies will be able to construct various e-commerce products and realize internal and external value-added applications based on the data and model of Taobao.com.
Jack Ma, chairman of the board of directors of Alibaba, told local media that the first goal for Taobao and Alibaba in the next ten years is to become the world's biggest e-commerce services supplier. He says the company believes that most companies w...
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