Today in APIs: Twitter Monitoring, Python REST APIs and 17 New APIs

Adam DuVander, July 23rd, 2012

TwitterTwitter’s terms of service are causing a stir again. A developer provides a technical introduction to REST APIs in Python. Plus: four types of APIs, a user experience wake-up call to OAuth providers and 17 new APIs.


338 Shopping APIs: Cupónica, Amazon and eBay

Kevin Sundstrom, July 11th, 2012

eBayOur API directory now includes 338 shopping APIs. The newest is the Cupónica. The most popular, in terms of mashups, is the Amazon eCommerce. We list 413 Amazon eCommerce mashups. Below you’ll find some more stats from the directory, including the entire list of shopping APIs.


Today in APIs: Google Compute, New YouTube API and 22 New APIs

Romin Irani, June 29th, 2012

Google Announces its competitor to Amazon EC2. YouTube wants you to create awesome experiences using their new APIs. Plus: Zynga reveals API for third-party developers, the health graph expands and 22 New APIs.


Today in APIs: Facebook Music, New AppFog Features and 11 New APIs

Adam DuVander, January 20th, 2012

YouTubeFacebook is apparently in talks with music video site Vevo to take over streaming of the videos from YouTube once the contract runs out. That would take the company’s more than 30,000 videos out of the YouTube API. In another story, AppFog has expanded its platform-as-a-service offering to include database and email from within your apps. That and 11 new APIs rounds out today in APIs.


Google Prediction API Making Many Applications Smarter

Romin Irani, May 20th, 2011

Google PredictionIt seems that the gadgets and equipment that we use today are getting smarter by the day. They are not only taking doing routine tasks but even helping out make decisions based on trends and recommended practices. The Google Prediction API allows you to tap into Google’s machine learning algorithms that crunch data and give your possible outcomes, thereby helping you make your applications smarter. And car-maker Ford may even be using it.


Yahoo to Pull the Plug on MyBlogLog on May 24

Adam DuVander, February 24th, 2011

MyBlogLogNow there’s a date. MyBlogLog has been on deathwatch for over a year. It’s been clear that Yahoo would kill it and its MyBlogLog API, but still it kept dragging on, avoiding an execution date. According to several reports, Yahoo informed MyBlogLog users that the service will be extinguished May 24.


How to Make Money With Your API

Guest Author, August 25th, 2010
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NPROne of the questions that I am most frequently asked regarding content APIs is “how can I make money with my API?” Before answering that question, however, it is important to ask for whom the API is designed. After all, the audiences for your API will determine what business opportunities exist.


Mine the Information Behind the Search with These APIs

Adam DuVander, July 12th, 2010

YolinkLife on the web is full of search terms and human filtering. Even good results often require some effort to determine which has the information we seek. There are several services attempting to help with this problem and they’re making their applications available via API.


Use the Factery API to Get Important Text From Searches

Adam DuVander, April 18th, 2010

FacteryFactery is a search API with a twist. Instead of links, it returns facts. Actually, it returns links, too. But the real interesting stuff is that it extracts the sentence or two that best answers a user’s search.


VC Funded Map Mashup Zooms Out

Adam DuVander, March 1st, 2010

PlatialThe writing has been on the virtual wall for some time, but it’s official: mashup pioneer Platial (our Platial profile) is shutting down. Former CEO Di-Ann Eisnor cites server costs of $7,000 per month in an interview with GigaOm.


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