The Day We Fight Back: Protecting Your Digital Data Rights

Mark Boyd, February 12th, 2014

Yesterday marked the tech industry’s advocacy action, The Day We Fight Back. This campaign is aimed at raising awareness of the National Security Agency’s (NSA’s) mass surveillance program which is collecting content and metadata from e-mails, chats and social networks; harvesting contact lists; and gathering billions of records each day on cellphone locations, according to The Washington Post.


38 New APIs: Sunlight Foundation, WeatherSource and Hoppit

Wendell Santos, May 19th, 2013

This week we had 38 new APIs added to our API directory including a weather data service, national digital library, personalized restaurant recommendations and photos, U.S. political contributions database and remote home heating control service. In addition we covered an API that helps simplify event marketing. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.


Today in APIs: Netflix Public API Changes, Google I/O 2013 and 10 New APIs

Romin Irani, May 14th, 2013

Netflix’s Public API update drops access to expiration dates for titles. What you can expect from Google I/O 2013. Plus: Yookos unveils an API for African developers and techpreneurs and 10 New APIs.


Today in APIs: Instagram Pecks Twitter, Gilt Puts a Premium on Analytics and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, December 10th, 2012

InstagramInstagram pulls photos from Twitter’s stream. Gilt Groupe signs up Google Analytics. Plus: Scraping websites can stand in place of APIs, how to put together an API support team, and 11 new APIs.


83 New APIs: Mozilla Persona, Votizen and Social Crawlytics

Wendell Santos, October 28th, 2012

This week we had 83 new APIs added to our API directory including a candidate and issue advocacy service, website and application identity login service, social media metrics service, ecommerce shop creation service, social sign in and authentication service. In addition we covered TappingStone’s efforts to stand out from the crowd and how Datownia allows anyone to create an API. Below are more details on each of these new APIs.


36 Politics APIs: Sunlight Labs Congress, OpenSecrets and GovTrack.us

Wendell Santos, September 18th, 2012

Sunlight Labs CongressOur API directory now includes 36 politics APIs. The newest is the DemocracyEngine API. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Sunlight Labs Congress API. We list 19 Sunlight Labs Congress mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of politics APIs.


99 New APIs: Washington Post, Microsoft, Red Hat, 7-Eleven

Adam DuVander, September 2nd, 2012
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This week we had 99 new APIs added to our API directory including a global donations platform, Magic: The Gathering card price ticker, SMS text messaging service, charity and fundraising platform, time tracking service and bike sharing serviceBelow is more details on each of these new APIs.


API Spotlight: The Giving Lab, Plivo, HealthJibe and The Washington Post.

Matthew Scott, August 31st, 2012

The Giving LabOf the many APIs we published this week, ten were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, those ten will get thrown into the spotlight. Todays featured APIs include The Giving Lab API, which considers itself a charity and aims to help charities reach their goals through the technical side. To read more about how The Giving Lab is making giving, fundraising and paying money to charity easier, visit The Giving Lab API post and The Giving Lab Site.


Washington Post’s First APIs Lets Devs Get Political

Eric Carter, August 31st, 2012

Washington Post Campaign FinanceThe Washington Post has launched its first APIs, all with a political usage. The Washington Post staff created applications over the years that collected a lot of data. Now it’s making the data available, via its Washington Post APIs, to civic hackers.


Today In APIs: Facebook Platform Updates, Google Places API Challenge, GymPact and 12 New APIs

Romin Irani, August 30th, 2012
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FacebookFacebook to roll out breaking changes on September 5. Submissions are now open for the Google Places API Challenge. Plus: Learn how you can earn money by doing your exercises and 12 New APIs.


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