Paris Hilton Photos Leaked via API Security Breach

John Musser, June 9th, 2008

What happens when the API is technically secure but the environment, whether widget, web site or mashup, is not? Recent security breaches in MySpace and Yahoo, which led to the release of semi-embarrassing photos of prolific celebs Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, points out the added opportunities for hackers in the open web.

Google’s New Visualization API

Raymond Yee, April 1st, 2008

Besides releasing the new AJAX Translation API, Google also launched the Google Visualization API, a JavaScript API which lets you access multiple sources of structured data that you can display using a large selection of visualizations.

New YouTube API Means YouTube Anywhere

John Musser, March 12th, 2008

The most popular video API is about to become more popular. As just announced by Googe’s Jim Patterson on the YouTube blog, YouTube Everywhere, the YouTube API has just been upgraded with some very powerful new features.

Facebook Extends Their Platform

John Musser, January 27th, 2008

An announcement by Facebook late on Friday spotlights how they are attempting to stay ahead of the curve in exploiting the social graph.

iGoogle’s New Themes API

John Musser, January 22nd, 2008

If you’ve ever wanted to create your own custom iGoogle theme, there’s now an API from Google that will let you do it.

Yahoo Launches Mobile Developer Platform

John Musser, January 8th, 2008

At yesterday’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Yahoo announced the early preview of their Mobile Developer Platform.

New APIs: Widgets, Travel and Patents

John Musser, June 26th, 2007

Here are a few of the more interesting new APIs added to our API listings in the past week. They are top quality entrants in popular categories — our listings include 54 mapping-related APIs, 15 widget-related APIs, and 11 APIs tagged “government”.

ClearSpring API: The folks at widget creation, deployment and tracking service ClearSpring have been [...]

Mpire Uses APIs for Shopping Widgets

John Musser, May 9th, 2007

Mpire, the meta-shopping service that uses APIs from eBay,, and others, today launched a new widget service with variety of interesting shopping widgets. The Mpire widgets are unique in that they leverage their database of trillions of shopping transactions to show trends in a variety of product categories. People who install the widget [...]

New APIs: Widgets, Music, Events

John Musser, April 4th, 2007

In addition to the new enterprise APIs, the latest entries to our API listings in the past few days cover widgets, events and music. Here’s a summary:

yourminis: Launched last fall, this Flash-based widget startpage from the folks at Goowy now has a Flash API so you can develop your own widgets. Because they’re Flash widgets [...]

Netvibes Universal Widget API

John Musser, March 16th, 2007

As promised, the team at Netvibes, the very popular customizable homepage, has released the developer preview of their Universal Widget API (UWA). Widgets developed using this API work not only on Netvibes but many other widget platforms and blog systems: Google IG, Apple Dashboard, and so on. It also includes the ability to widgetize any [...]

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