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We've added 6 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today in Graphics, CRM, and Games categories. Also added: client libraries for Apple developers and more Diffbot libraries.
Six APIs have been added to the directory including one for Mozilla's virtual reality project. Also added are many client libraries provided by Diffbot for use with Diffbot APIs.
Diffbot announced the release of a Product Pages API that hunts down product pages and curates useful information. Plus: Apigee Raises $35M, Chirpify raises $6M, and 4 new APIs.
The semantic text mining Alchemy API is now a member of the API Billionaires Club. The service, which makes sense of raw unstructured data, averages 65-75 million requests per day, according to Alchemy's Elliot Turner. That brings the monthly count above 2 billion API requests.
Diffbot has come out of beta announcing the APIs ability to extract content from sites that fit into two page-types: article and front page. The Diffbot engine can determine, just by rendering and looking at a page, what type of page it is. Is it an article or a front page news site? Maybe it's a profile page from a social network. Diffbot’s artificial brain has been literally trained to know the difference. Developers can make 50,000 calls to the Diffbot API per month for free with additional calls available for fractions of a cent. This pricing should encourage wide adoption and experimentation.
Diffbot is one of the coolest new ideas on the internet. The service brings monitoring to the web in a new and interesting way. The company is just about to release a whole slew of projects built on its collection of Diffbot APIs for following changes to web pages and RSS, as well as extracting clean text from websites.