API Mashups (1)
Google has a lot of APIs, more than any other company we track. Perhaps as part of adding many APIs, the search giant also has to remove them from time to time. Recently the company has become more liberal in its platform pruning, with at least three separate announcements this year. Most recently Google dropped three more APIs, including the Google Buzz API.
It has been a long spell of “Operation Product Cleanup” at Google. Some of the high profile announcements like shutting down of the Google Translate API and the outrage have seen it being reframed as a paid version. Others, like Google Maps Flash, were not so lucky in the most recent round of API euthanasia.
Earlier today Google announced the release of Sidewiki, a universal web page commenting system that allows anyone with the Google Toolbar to add comments and feedback on any web page. The web is abuzz with the news. The video included below gives a good overview of how Sidewiki works.
Objective Revision Evaluation Service
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IBM Watson Concept Insights
||The IBM Concept Insights API enables developers to work with concepts and identify conceptual associations in the content they submit. The provided content is auto-tagged against a concept graph,...||Text||02.10.2015|
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