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Cloud communications platform Twilio, which offers a suite of APIs for text messaging, VoIP and voice, has filed its S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), setting the stage for the company to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering (IPO).
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.
DuraSpace has announced that the Fedora community is currently working on the initial phases of drafting a Fedora RESTful API specification that is better aligned with W3C and other modern standards such as the Linked Data Platform (LDP), Memento, WebAccessControl, and Fixity on ingest.
Last year Dropbox announced a preview of the new Dropbox API v2. The new version simplified the Dropbox developer experience. In hopes to move toward a more simplified platform, Dropbox also announced deprecation of its Sync and Datastore APIs.
According to the second annual IoT Developer Survey, security is the top concern of IoT developers. The survey, which polled 528 IoT developers, was conducted by the Eclipse IoT Working Group in partnership with the IEEE IoT and the AGILE-IoT research project and identified key IoT trends.
Since the Heroku Platform API v3 hit the market over two years ago, Heroku has announced the official sunset date for v2. On April 15, Heroku will no longer provide access to v2. Prior to the 15th, Heroku will stop supporting auth in query string for security purposes. Prompt migration is necessary.
Cloud orchestration platform provider Engine Yard has released a new "Core API" that will eventually replace its existing API. The new API has been used internally by the company and reached a level of maturity and stability that made the company comfortable making it available to customers.
Node.js allows the building of applications that handle executions on the server-side, offering an advanced feature set not always accessible with client-side scripting. Here, Niklas Heidloff explains how to deploy an API via Node to IBM’s Cloud Foundry-based PaaS, IBM Bluemix.
Facebook-owned backend-as-a-service (BaaS) platform provider Parse today announced a partnership with platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider Heroku.
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.
G2 Crowd released its fall 2015 PaaS Grid. The top score went to Microsoft Azure. Heroku and OpenShift joined Microsoft Azure in the Leaders quadrant.
Amazon has announced the availability of Amazon Aurora, a MySQL-compatible, relational database engine designed to be highly scalable and extremely fast.
Google Cloud Storage Nearline goes GA with Save and Switch program, On Demand I/O and Cloud Storage Transfer Service to ease migration.
3DIAX platform offers secure storage and developer tools, via API, as well as full access to Authentise's Design Streaming and Print Monitoring tools for 3D files.
We've added 6 APIs to the directory today in Email, Storage, and Collaboration categories, among others. Also added were client libraries for Amazon MWS and CareerBuilder APIs.
In just 18 months, back-end service provider Playblazer has grown its user base to 23 million game players, who have generated over 2.3 billion API calls on Azure.
Google has enabled a new feature to the Google Calendar API that enables users to attach Google Drive files to an event. A simple two-step process adds any Drive file to an event.