I thought the social network space was filled up by the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, kind of like how online bookstores have been dominated by companies led by Amazon. Sure, there are new social network competitors, but we grok the beast. But just when LinkedIn seemed to define the boundaries of social networking, Instagram comes out of nowhere and suddenly we understand less than we thought. Far from set in its ways, of social networking is being rocked by waves of game changers. In an article in Fortune, HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes serves up 7 contenders to watch in 2013.
Just months ago, Chirpify was known as the company that "turns tweets into transactions." Chirpify has now deemed such commerce "in-stream commerce" and CEO (Chris Teso) has an interesting outlook on the industry that he feels Chirpify leads.
Today in APIs: Yelp Aqcuires its European Rival, Social Commerce Expands to Instagram and 14 New APIs
Yelp takes a big step forward by acquiring Qype. Chirpify expands its social commerce platform to include Instagram. Plus: Zuckerberg and Facebook have thought about charging for its APIs, but advertising is better, Rackspace Cloud Block Storage is now in unlimited availability and 14 new APIs.
W3C Payment Request
||The W3C Payment Request API integrates payment methods into merchants' applications. Callbacks are available via JSON and token and system-level are required to authenticate.||Payments||05.24.2016|
||EasySize API is an integrative solution that simplifies the sizing and purchasing of clothing from online fashion stores. The API is responsive to a variety of e-commerce platforms and it is designed...||eCommerce||05.16.2016|
||FitPay offers payment processing enabled by user biometric information. Consumers will not be required to carry cash, credit cards or even a smartphone when integrating this API. This payment...||Payments||05.10.2016|
||The PriceJSON API returns detailed pricing offers for over 340 million products sold through Amazon.com. It provides product price, shipping price, buy box, seller name, and seller rating. API uses...||eCommerce||05.10.2016|
Transpay Mass Payout
||The Transpay Mass Payout API allows developers to integrate straight-through processing for payouts into their applications. The API can process and distribute funds in real time in the recipient's...||Payments||05.05.2016|