AlchemyAPI Extends AI Economy into Publishing Realm

Michael Vizard, April 1st, 2014

A trend is starting to emerge: Advanced technologies are being made available first as cloud services that organizations can invoke easily via an API, rather than having to figure out how to deploy and master themselves. The latest example of that trend is a cloud service from AlchemyAPI that takes advantage of machine learning and computer vision technologies to allow publishers and providers of ad networks to more easily monetize content.

BoomTown and Zillow Form API Partnership to Sync Lead Gen with CRM

Eric Carter, February 19th, 2014

BoomTown, online marketing system for real estate professionals, has announced its first API integration with a third party lead generation source. BoomTown has partnered with Zillow to integrate lead information from Zillow’s Premier Agent system directly into BoomTown’s intelligent CRM platform.

Twitter Engagement Part 1: Moving Beyond Bulk Following

Guest Author, November 18th, 2013

TwitterSuccessful Twitter engagement is generally measured with the simple goal of gaining a high follower count, but true engagement doesn’t end with a follow-back—that is just the beginning. What you really need for success on Twitter is an ongoing conversation with like-minded individuals, folks who will provide informed feedback on your tweets, introduce you to their friends on Twitter who share your opinions and help spread your messages. This series of articles on engagement programming will show you how to use Twitter API 1.1 to move from simply following to truly engaging on Twitter.

The Newsroom: Public Insight Network API Connects Journalists with Local Sources

Mark Boyd, July 15th, 2013

Public Insight NetworkThe new Public Insight Network API from American Public Media aims to help journalists and media outlets more easily connect with community sources when drafting news content based on local issues.

Message Bus Plus Zapier Equals Endless Email Centric Possibilities

Candice McMillan, March 18th, 2013

Message BusIn a press release on 11 March 2013, Message Bus announced that its Message Bus Platform is now available for integration via Zapier’s drag and drop API integration capabilities. This is exciting news for anyone trying to create efficient integrations and workflows that make sense for business but don’t come with the associated efforts, long lead times and costs that custom API work entails.

iDreamBooks API Gives Developers Access to Crowdsourced Book Reviews

Eric Carter, February 12th, 2013

iDreamBooksiDreamBooks, book review aggregator, deems itself the “ for books.” iDreamBooks searches reviews across media outlets and compiles the data to a single, comprehensive repository of review. iDreamBooks offers developers access to the reviews through the iDreamBooks API.

Mimvi and Mashape Team Up to Bring Mobile Search to Developers

Eric Carter, December 31st, 2012

MimviMobile apps search engine Mimvi has announced a partnership with API marketplace Mashape that will allow the Mimvi API to be marketed, monetized, and distributed through Mashape’s marketplace. Mimvi aims to put its world-class tools in the hands of developers across the globe and empower users to better serve consumer needs.

Singly Launches App Connection Platform in Open Beta

Eric Carter, December 11th, 2012

SinglySingly has announced the open beta of its app connection platform. The platform consists of two main components (i.e. the App Fabric SDK and the Data Fabric infrastructure). The App Fabric simplifies social data sharing and shortens time to enable functionality such as friend finding and login across multiple apps. The Data Fabric allows developers to integrate features like synching, data querying, intelligent indexing, instant push, archiving, and more.

Highwire Press: The Scholar’s Platform

Greg Bates, November 8th, 2012

Stanford University’s Highwire Press API is SOAP-based and uses a SUSHI protocol to issue COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources) reports. The API aims to help its partner groups, of librarians, researchers and publishers in the scholarly community publish, manage content, communicate and network more easily. Hosting over 1700 journals, books and other publications,  HighWire provides a publishing platform that earned it recognition in EContent magazine as one of the top 100 companies in the digital content industry.

AP Enriches Third-Party Publishers Content with Metadata Services

Eric Carter, July 3rd, 2012

Associated Press MetadataThe AP Metadata Service that has internally powered the Associated Press’ award-winning news operation is now available to third-party developers and publishers. The service is aimed at publishers looking to “add rich metadata to their content, enabling them to connect their customers with more relevant news and information.” The AP delivers the Metadata service in a cloud-based offering via a set of APIs associated with the organizations news content.

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