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Google Partners with Cisco to Integrate Services

At the Enterprise Connect 2014 conference today Cisco announced it will be working more closely with Google to integrate conferencing services with various Google APIs. Rowan Trollope, Cisco senior vice president for collaboration, and Rajen Sheth, a product manager for Google Enterprise, took the stage to show a prototype of the Cisco Webex conferencing service running on a Chromebook. In the future, Cisco and Google will make it possible to launch WebEx directly from Google Calendar and start an instant meeting from the Google Contact Card and the Google People widget. Users will also be able to connect with others by clicking on phone numbers or extensions displayed in Gmail or Google Apps.

AT&T Pilot Mixes Location Accuracy, Context and Mobile

The way that US telecom carrier AT&T is approaching APIs for the enterprise offers key insights for app developers and business stakeholders looking for market entry opportunities into a global ecosystem. ProgrammableWeb spoke with AT&T Vice President of Ecosystem Development and Platform Solutions, Laura Merling about the broader API strategy. Meanwhile Chris Aron, Product Manager of AT&T Location Information Services, demonstrated how the AT&T approach translates into an industry-specific partnership with Sabre, the global travel tech company.

HeyWire Business Launches Partner Program for Mobile Messaging API

Mobile messaging, a technology that is often associated with smartphones, is now being more broadly applied within the enterprise. Application of this technology is increasing in areas typically dominated by legacy instant messaging applications. One providers of such a service is HeyWire Business, which today launched a channel partner program designed to reward partners that leverage the company's API.

AWS Unveils CloudTrail: API Call Tracking and Visibility Service

AWS has launched CloudTrail: a resource tracking and user visibility API. CloudTrail records API calls made to AWS accounts and returns log files. CloudTrail records calls across AWS services. Whether you need to track calls made to the AWS Management Console, AWS SDKs, command line tools, Cloud-Formation, or other AWS services; CloudTrail's call history helps increase security analysis, resource change analysis, and compliance.

APIs to Stream Car Crash Data to 911 Systems in Real-Time

Even in the age where services such as OnStar from General Motors can be used to call for help in the event of an automobile accident, seconds still matter when it comes to major trauma injuries. As part of an effort to save more lives by relaying critical information faster, Rave Mobile Safety and public safety officials from King County, Washington, in cooperation with automotive providers of telematics data such as OnStar, demonstrated how APIs are being used to stream information in real time to the call centers manned by emergency services personnel.

AT&T Pursues Telecom Industry API Opportunity, Launches Enterprise-Focused API Program

AT&T has announced the launch of a brand new enterprise-focused API program that allows enterprise customers and solution providers to use AT&T network APIs to create innovative new applications. AT&T has already launched a successful API program that provides developers access to nearly a dozen AT&T APIs including web services such as Call Management, In-App Messaging, Speech, SMS, and Location.

Response Tap Launches API that Bridges Online and Offline Tracking

Response Tap, leader in voice-centric marketing technology, recently released the Response Tap API. The Response Tap API enables developers to include Response Tap's number provisioning, call features, and reporting features within third party apps. Response Tap's proprietary software allows companies to track a caller's actions on a website before, during, and after a call. Such tracking technology provides better understanding of marketing activities.