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Just two months after Google announced its intention to retire the consumer version of Goolge+, the company has reported another vulnerability and expedited the shutdown. Instead of August of 2019, Google will retire the service in April 2019. Google+ APIs will be shut down in the next 90 days.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs has announced its first Health API. The Health API adds to VA's growing suite of APIs as the agency looks to become more technology driven and API-first. The Health API will help Veterans gain better access to and control over their private health data.
Microsoft is moving to an open source development strategy for its Edge web browser. Not only will further development rely on contributions from open source developers, Microsoft will start contributing to the core codebase that was created by Google, and continues to be the core of Google Chrome.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Mapping, Transportation, Financial, Transportation, and Nature. Featured today is an API from Shufti for identity verification via face image or document. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
In January 2019, Google is deprecating its Picasa Web Albums Data API and disabling all associated OAuth scopes. Any existing applications using the API will continue to work until that time. In March 2019, the Picasa Web Albums API will be turned off at which point all calls will fail.
SignEasy has taken the next step in its eSignature solutions with the release of the SignEasy API. Through the API, apps can take an eSignature without transferring to a third party solution, or send a document to another party for signature. Other features include white labeling, webhooks and more.
Earlier this week Google announced new tools that aim to make it easier for content providers to share when they are streaming live video. The announcement includes the addition of an update to the Indexing API and the addition of structured data for livestreams.
Microsoft Azure API Management allows developers to set up API facades between disparate applications and services. Microsoft is extending this offering through a Consumption tier aimed at supporting serverless environments. The Consumption tier is currently in preview.
The VCE-2018-1002105 bug was recently reported for many versions of Kubernetes. The flaw allowed for both the swiping of sensitive information and the injection of malicious code. The fix requires an upgrade to the latest version. No malicious use of the hole has been reported to date.
Certua, a financial services provider that aims to use data and the latest technology to transform the financial industry, has announced a new Enterprise Insurance platform that will provide customers access to their platform via APIs.
Seventeen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Games, Cryptocurrency and Video. Featured today are APIs for Sewio real-time locating system, CivicFeed API for political action, and Mixer API for streaming video. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Ping Identity announced a public preview of its PingOne for Customers. The platform allows developers to offload the growing number of identity services to Ping Identity, instead of managing such services on their own. Current services include registration, login, profile management, and more.
Carroll Publishing, a government contact data-delivery service, recently published the GovSearch API, exposing the company’s directory of over 260K government contacts. The database includes contacts from over 40,000 government agencies.
Xero, the small business platform, recently announced the coming launch of its open banking API, aimed at enabling banks, fintechs and financial institutions to offer their customers faster access to bank feeds. The API will let businesses import data in near real-time via direct bank feeds.
Google announced the release of the Google My Business API v4.3 with new functionality such as the ability to read and respond to questions and answers from customers, bulk-read reviews, see unclaimed locations that Google thinks you may own, report issues with GoogleLocations results and more.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Podcasts, Location, and Machine Learning. Featured today is the GitHub Security Advisory API, two APIs for Mapfit, and an API for obtaining FEMA flood zone data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
NovoPayment, provider of digital financial services, recently announced various upgrades to their developer hub that includes new APIs and enterprise customer functionality. The new APIs include back-end integration providing functionality from partners that include Visa, Facebook, and LexisNexis.
Amazon has spent over 20 years building AI that has made it become the most dominant retailer in history. Now, Amazon is bringing that AI to third parties through an API. Amazon Personalize allows contextual personalization and recommendations through the AWS SDK or the AWS console.
Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Chat and Funding. One highlight is an API that provides programmatic access to a huge database of nutritional information for ingredients and products. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Findaspot, a geolocation services company based in Los Angeles, recently announced the release of their flagship service and corresponding API. The service hopes to aid groups in finding a place to meet that is convenient for all parties.