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Royal Fail

Oct 08, 2009 by Joseph Reeves

Royal Mail recently demanded the closure of a useful web based postcode API because they thought it was a cause of suffering to their business. Not long after Amazon cancelled their Royal Mail account (their second biggest, worth about £25 million) because of recent strike activity.

The conclusion? Giving people access to publicly funding data doesn't lose you business; losing the support of your staff and customers through strike action does. Royal Fail are obviously finding it hard to keep up in the modern world.

See also: Free our postboxes



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