Twitter’s Acquisition of Gnip Highlights Rise of Aggregators in DaaS Market

Patricio Robles, April 17th, 2014

On Tuesday, social media giant Twitter announced that it is buying Data as a Service (DaaS) provider Gnip for an undisclosed amount. Gnip, which is one of several companies that sell access to the firehose of the content posted on Twitter, was founded in 2008 and today offers data from a number of popular user-generated services in addition to Twitter.


Enigma Opens Door to Public API and Platform Access

Mark Boyd, April 17th, 2014

Open data startup Enigma has released its platform to the public and now provides the open Enigma API so that developers can begin drawing on open data sources and feeding them into their applications. Co-founder Marc DaCosta spoke with ProgrammableWeb about the importance of encouraging developer involvement, and why Enigma can succeed when other open data platforms have had difficulties building a sustainable model.


Today in APIs: HTC’s Dual Lens SDK, and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 16th, 2014

HTC launches SDK for dual lens API. U.S. Department of Education asks what you can do with an API. Plus: the year of the API consumer, Currency Cloud raises $10M, and 10 new APIs.


Facebook’s Hack Language Speeds Up Development Cycle

Janet Wagner, April 10th, 2014

HackFacebook has released an open source version of Hack, a programming language developed by Facebook that targets HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) and is designed to interoperate seamlessly with PHP. Hack was built to maintain the fast PHP development cycle while allowing for addition of features available in other modern programming languages.


Today in APIs: Bellefield Launches iTimeKeep API, and 9 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 9th, 2014

Bellefield’s iTimeKeep API helps lawyers keep billing accurate. Prodea Jumps forward in the race for the Internet of Things. Plus: Survey Analytics API enhancements are on their way, Department of Energy continues hackathons, and 9 new APIs.


Seven Key Messages From Nordic APIs that Got Developers Talking

Mark Boyd, April 8th, 2014

Last week, the Nordic APIs team took on 4 events in 4 Northern European cities in 4 days. There was something for everyone in an agenda that covered API neo-security frameworks, the latest trends in B2B integrations, how government agencies are opening up their data, and API usability best practices.


SOA Software Releases Lifecycle API To Keep Pace with Enterprise API Maturity

Mark Boyd, April 8th, 2014

The API maturity cycle within the enterprise is evolving at two or three times the speed of previous software oriented architecture (SOA) cycles, creating an urgent need for tools that ensure new business integrations built with APIs are managed with respect to governance and industry regulatory requirements. To keep up with this pace, SOA Software has today released the Lifecycle API. This new API is part of the company’s Lifecycle Manager product that supports enterprises with flexible approaches to governing IT and business activities and processes.


Smartsheet Releases Updated API, New SDKs and Launches Smartsheet Labs

Janet Wagner, April 4th, 2014

SmartsheetSmartsheet, a leading work management and collaboration platform provider, has announced the release of new SDKs, the launch of Smartsheet Labs, and updates to the Smartsheet API.


18F Counts On APIs To Help Government Improve Service Delivery

Mark Boyd, April 4th, 2014

APIs are at the heart of a new initiative aimed at giving the U.S. government the agility and flexibility needed to serve today’s citizens, communities and businesses. The White House’s General Services Administration (GSA) has established “18F,” a new department aimed at providing open source tools and demonstrating new ways of working with entrepreneurs and innovators to deliver digital services to government agencies, businesses and citizens.


Today in APIs: 3Scale Launches APItools, and 5 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 3rd, 2014

3Scale Account Management3Scale launches free APItools for enhancing APIs. Amazon Web Services and Twitter called out by Greenpeace for using dirty energy. Plus: Google releases its Prediction API to public, TTM’s RESTjee software expedites APIs in remote data access, and 5 new APIs.


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