The SlideShare API, part of LinkedIn returns XML formats, supports HTTPS requests, and requires username and password in some cases, and in others auth is optional. SlideShare allows storing, presenting, and sharing presentations.
SlideShare, the YouTube of slideshows, is firmly entrenched as the place to go for presentations. Its embedded player is also highly visible across web sites. Compared to Audio and Video, presentations fall somewhere in between and one wondered if there was a way that developers could mix them all up. With the SlideShare Player API, the company has given developers a tool that could bring about some exciting new applications.