Two Great Social Data Platforms: How DataSift and Gnip Stack Up

Janet Wagner, February 10th, 2014

Social Data has become critical to developing business strategies, marketing brands and products, and gaining insights into consumers’ thought processes and buying patterns. The availability of real-time social data, along with the growing trend of Data as a Service (DaaS), has led to the development of platforms that provide business-critical social data on demand. Many platforms not only provide access to streams of social data, but incorporate business intelligence (BI) technologies and analytics capabilities as well.

39 Answers APIs: Yahoo Answers, Quora and Stack Exchange

Wendell Santos, August 7th, 2013

Yahoo AnswersOur API directory now includes 39 answers APIs. The newest is the SlimSurveys API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Yahoo Answers API. We list 28 Yahoo Answers mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of answers APIs.

PW Interview: Amber Feng, Stripe API, The Payment Web

Ajay Ohri, April 24th, 2013

Here is an interview with Amber Feng, software engineer for a leading payment API on the web, Stripe. In this interview we will discuss Stripe security and dealing with multiple currencies. Check out our Stripe API profile.

Today In APIs: AWS slashes prices, Role of APIs in BYOD and 9 New APIs

Romin Irani, February 1st, 2013

Amazon EC2AWS heats up the IaaS space with price cuts and global availablity of M3 instances. How APIs can help solve BYOD. Plus: Canadian Yellow Pages now has 2300 API-related partners and 9 new APIs.

Today In APIs: PunchFork API shutdown, FullContact Account Stats API and 6 New APIs

Romin Irani, January 4th, 2013

PinterestPinterest plans to shutdown its first acquisition PunchFork, including its API. FullContact API nows offers Account Stats endpoint to monitor your usage. Plus: Google Offline Conversion API is both a blessing and a curse, Facebook announces better open graph stories with Flexible Sentences, and 6 new APIs.

34 Tagging APIs: Zemanta, 43Things and Evernote

Wendell Santos, October 23rd, 2012

ZemantaOur API directory now includes 34 tagging APIs. The newest is the Ontos API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Zemanta API. We list 6 Zemanta mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of tagging APIs.

YourTrove Wonders: Is a tweet a status?

Guest Author, September 20th, 2012

At YourTrove, a lot of what we do involves ingesting social content via APIs and then regularizing that data within our system. For a lot of data, this is pretty straightforward. For example, while Facebook and Flickr might return different meta data, or name fields differently, no one disagrees that a photo is a photo. This is true for essentially all uploaded binary user generated content.

How to Make Open APIs Enterprise Ready

Loraine Lawson, September 17th, 2012

Typically, when anyone talks about APIs, they talk about internal or enterprise APIs and external or open APIs. But as the cloud services become more widely adopted, we’ll see an interest in more hybrid situation, where internal IT departments use external APIs or other services as part of a broader architecture.

The $30,000 API? Animoto’s Unique Money-Making Strategy

Loraine Lawson, September 10th, 2012

AnimotoA company named Animoto is experimenting with an unusual API business strategy: Revenue sharing. And because the company takes a customized approach, it often negotiates significant advances from its API partners.

Today In APIs: WhyGo Conference Facilities API, Socialcam Opens API and 22 New APIs

Romin Irani, September 4th, 2012

SocialcamGet access to more than 3000 public video conferencing facilities via WhyGo API, Socialcam gives API access to public videos. Plus:  Speed up your API Integration, Open Source Civic Wiki Adds API to Project and 22 New APIs.

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