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When you have a site called Hacker News that’s a destination for developers, startups and anyone interested in the startup world, it only only makes sense to have an API. Today the Y Combinator run Hacker News site announced its own API so developers will no longer have to scrape the site for information. The API is read-only for now, but the YC-backed site could enable to private per-user info using OAuth in the future. Y Combinator explained why it has created an API for its news site: Most importantly, the reason we released an API is so that we…

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