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A new study by Ovum and Distil Networks released today shows that a third of all APIs are designed and implemented without any input from an enterprise’s security team. This continues through to management of an API, where there is often disagreement internally over who should manage API security.
Google released a new version of Android Studio today, and the new IDE has everything developers need to build apps for Android smartphones, tablets, watches, and other form factors. Want to put the latest APIs to use? Android Studio 2.0 is what you need. The update is free.
Square is moving beyond the retail terminal thanks to a handful of new APIs meant to help companies accept payments in more places. The E-Commerce API and Register API target retailers large and small with a simple set of tools that integrate fully with Square's payment processing platform.
Google wants to see more voice-enabled apps and the search giant took a big step in order to help make that become a reality. Today Google offered its Cloud Speech API to developers, who can add transcription, dictation, and spoken command features to their own apps. The API is initially free.
BBVA and Sutor Bank have opened APIs to third parties on the heels of Capital One doing the same last week. They join a growing list of banks that are exploring open API platforms but, does this signal a trend? There are roadblocks to open platforms, namely the banks themselves.
Under the rubrick of what it calls a "Sales Channel SDK," Shopify has launched a series of APIs so that developers can build new sales channels that Shopify's merchants can then use to extend the visibility of their catalogs. The company also announced new partners who will be using those APIs.
Last week, HP officially launched commercial plans for Haven OnDemand, a machine learning platform that offers developers a suite of APIs they can use to "turn virtually any data into an asset anytime and anywhere." The platform entered beta in 2014 and offers more than offers more than 60 APIs.
Cisco announces a $150m Spark fund to fuel development on its Cisco Spark Platform, which provides a communication platform that combines messaging, call and meeting features. The service is similar to Slack with a focus on the Enterprise market. All 3 services are currently available in the US.
U.S. bank Capital One has launched a developer portal and three new open APIs in a move that signals a significant shift in open banking platforms. Demonstrating their desire for street cred and aiming to appeal to developers directly, the announcement was made at SXSW in Austin, Texas yesterday.
Google today made an early preview version of Android N available to developers. The company released a new SDK to accompany the preview, which includes an initial, small handful of new APIs. The APIs add functionality to apps while also allowing developers to refine the user experience.
Lyft is launching a developer program of its own in order to better compete with Uber. Lyft's first partner in this new endeavor is Facebook Messenger. Lyft hopes the program will eventually expand to see a wide number of developers add Lyft-hailing buttons to their own apps.
The way the Square API delivers JSON output makes it possible for an attacker to engage in a cross-site scripting (XSS) under certain circumstances. The vulnerability was discovered by security researcher Ajay Chavda and reported to Square on August 7, 2015 through its bounty program on hackerone.
Mobile payment service Venmo, which is owned and operated by PayPal, abruptly shut off new developers from its public API, which handles payment invoices and distribution of receipts to external web services. Venmo had created confusion after first stating that it was shuttering its API altogether.
Two security researchers discovered insecure, authentication-less APIs that made the world's best-selling electric car, the Nissan LEAF, vulnerable to hackers who could obtain private information about a vehicle's operations and travels and even control key vehicle functions.
Global API conference series APIdays will kick off its 2016 international program in Melbourne when APIdays Australia is held on March 1 & 2. The conference has a particularly strong range of international and local speakers talking about the uptake of APIs in government, health and fintech.
At this year’s Mobile World Congress, while the official theme is “Mobile is everything,” the underlying theme seems to be taken from the real estate industry: Location. Location. Location. This ranges from virtual reality allowing you to go anywhere to relentless big data talks on privacy.
A new API from Facebook will deliver recommendations to advertisers. The feedback should help advertisers create more successful campaigns. Facebook is offering insights on what works and what doesn't to help advertisers navigate the ins and outs of advertising on Facebook.
The latest update of Built.io Flow, an Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) product by Built.io, includes general availability of the Enterprise Gateway, the addition of a Realtime API Listener, and over 400 new integrations including Slack Chat Bot, Cisco Spark, Uber, Stripe, and Pinterest.
This Monday, scraping-as-a-service provider Kimono Labs announced that it is being acquired by Palantir Technologies and will be shuttering its service. According to a message posted on the Kimono Labs website, the Kimono team will be joining Palantir, a private software and services firm.
This year’s Mobile World Congress to be held in Barcelona from Feb 22 - 25 will see the agenda expand beyond mobile to incorporate the Internet of Things. An API meetup event on Feb 22 will focus on mobile, APIs and smart cities with speakers from Barcelona City, Built.io, Stripe, and WIP Factory.