Last month mobile-to-mobile communications company Bump decided to share its technology, which allows for data transfer between two iPhone or Android phones. For example, its flagship iPhone app swaps contact info and photos when two phones "bump" (as in "fist bump") near each other. Bump introduced an API, but to little fanfare.
A few months ago, Chirpify launched its e-commerce platform that turns Tweets into transactions. Now the company has entered the political scene with tweetlection, a fundraising platform for politicians.