Latest APIs: Spam, Invoices and Ads

John Musser
Sep. 28 2006, 12:20AM EDT

New APIs continue to arrive at a rate of 1 every 2 days here in the ProgrammableWeb API listings. Now up to a total of 281. Here's a rundown of some of the newer entries over the past two weeks.

  • Akismet API: Automatic Kismet, or Akismet, is a collaborative effort to track and prevent blog comment and trackback spam. They offer a hosted service, an API and also this interesting Spam Zeitgeist stats page with 218,684,318 spams caught so far and 93% of all comments they see are spam.
  • Freshbooks API: Nice online invoicing and time tracking service with a web services API. Formerly named 2ndSite, headquartered in Toronto.
  • Microsoft adCenter API: While this new service has an API it is currently only offered to a limited number of partners. Some details are available via the links from the profile page here.
  • Commission Junction API: "CJ", the well-established online advertising company (est. 1999) with one of the largest affiliate networks, now offers an API. For more see their recent press release.
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