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Vonage today announced that it is acquiring communications platform-as-a-service provider Nexmo in a cash and stock deal valued at $230 million. Nexmo counts some 350 customers and over 100,000 registered developers, and says that it is processing 5 billion API calls every year.
Google announced a complete rebuild of its Cloud Datastore API. The update provides an entirely new platform for cross-platform access to its NoSQL database. Google reports better performance and reliability during tests of the new offer. v1beta2 will remain available for 6 months.
Microsoft has made a number of important announcements throughout the first two days of the Microsoft Build Conference including the launch of the Microsoft Bot Framework (preview), the launch of Microsoft Cognitive Services (preview), and the addition of Cortana and chatbots to Skype.
Cloud communications provider RingCentral has announced an invite-only beta that gives customers access to WebRTC functionality through its RingCentral WebPhone Library, a WebRTC SDK. The SDK manages WebRTC signaling and registration, and provides functions for WebRTC events.
For developers to build their own telephony apps they need to be able to mimic the various legs of the telephony infrastructure (switching, call routing, event notifications, and more) known as flow control. The Bandwidth API allows developers to bypass building the flow control from scratch.
Today's developers have a vast array of databases and APIs upon which to build their products. Developing a data extraction framework for integrating the various data sources that can survive changes over time is a challenge however. This article looks at best practices for such integrations.
Microsoft announced availability of the ORTC API preview for Edge. ORTC API support is not yet available in other browsers which may pose some difficulties for app developers.
Business communications platform RingCentral releases new APIs, SDKs and integrations to help devs raise the playing field around customer experience.
Pivotal has announced the contribution of the HAWQ analytics engine and MADlib parallel machine learning library to the Apache Software Foundation.
A comprehensive report from Mind Commerce maps telecommunications industry APIs and identifies the business opportunities and challenges ahead.
Smoke Reports released an API for access to the cannabis industry's largest product database. Data includes seed company, strain, producer, product and batch.
Amazon has announced the availability of Amazon Aurora, a MySQL-compatible, relational database engine designed to be highly scalable and extremely fast.
Six APIs have been added to the directory including one for Mozilla's virtual reality project. Also added are many client libraries provided by Diffbot for use with Diffbot APIs.
Twelve new APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory as well as iOS, Node.js and Ruby client libraries for Weather Underground API.
Twilio IP Messaging arrives alongside support for two-factor authentication using push notifications that can even be delivered to an Apple Watch.