March 29, 2011
Open APIs are being adopted by a wide range of industries, even those outside the Internet sector. Most recently the pharmaceutical industry is realizing the benefits of APIs in sharing information around drug research. Thomson Reuters now provides the Thomson Reuters Pharma API for investigational drugs data. The service provides access the company's comprehensive source of global pharmaceutical intelligence on drugs.
The popular realtime web search provider OneRiot has announced the availability of their ad network RiotWize, which gives developers the opportunity to monetize desktop, mobile and web realtime web space applications by displaying ads relating to currently trending topics.
Blekko is a search engine which uses both algorithms and human interaction for producing high quality search results. Currently serving more than 3 billion pages, Blekko sorts through spam, content farms, and sites containing malware in order to offer only real information to the end-user.