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Accurate Background enhanced its employee screening API to include international search. The feature arrives after a decade of developing in-country and regional contacts, language skills, and regulatory compliance knowledge. API access to the resources streamlines international background checks.
APIs are largely hailed as the driving force behind digital innovation, and it is difficult to argue with this concept. Yet despite many high-profile API evangelists preaching the good word about APIs in general, there is a need for more localised evangelism, according to a post by Sam Macklin.
RealNetworks hopes wireless network operators around the globe will take advantage of its new RealTimes Stories SDK, which will allow carriers and developers to offer customers automated, cloud-based media management tools. The SDK and integrated API do most of the heavy lifting.
The stock photo site Unsplash recently launched APIs that grant users access to the site's entire library of over 30,000 high quality images. The API comes in two flavors: Unsplash Source and an entire JSON API. Unsplash launched a few years ago as a basic Tumblr blog.
Box announced the general availability of its new Box Developer Platform. The platform provides the ability to create third party apps directly in the Box ecosystem.
Adobe has announced that new e-sign capabilities and APIs will soon be added to the Adobe Document Cloud platform. Adobe has also announced a partnership with Dropbox.
Google's App Indexing API sits at the core of Google's ability to retrieve data from web apps. With more information available, Google provides a rankings boost for use of the API.
Twitter has announced stylistic changes to its Tweet and Follow buttons. The API changes associated could affect developers tracking shared Tweets.
Salesforce has announced App Cloud, a new platform that provides tools and services for CIOs and other IT professionals to quickly build connected enterprise applications.
Google has announced the pending termination of CSV download scripts. Last month, Google announced the Search Analytics API, which will take the downloads scripts place.
International civic tech startup DataLook is hosting a replication marathon to encourage local reuse of 10 projects to highlight the potential of open source for civic good.
The new Bing-related API from Microsoft will let developers integrate Bing search directly into their own apps, which touts the benefit of keeping users engaged.
Access to Google's unpublished Autocomplete API ends today. Google announced the end of such API access in July. Google CSE serves as the alternative moving forward.
By providing a platform that allows scalability, flexibility and fluidity, APIs are encouraging businesses to grow in new ways that remove the need for traditional partnerships.
The USDA and Microsoft have partnered to host the Innovation Challenge for Food Resilience. The challenge features access to APIs created through the partnership.