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To laypeople, the high potential disciplines of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and data science are enigmas. Most people don't even know what these terms mean, let alone what to do about them. But, in its Einstein portfolio of AI offerings, Salesforce has cracked the code.
Looking to help businesses unlock the potential of the IoT, Salesforce has launched IoT Explorer; a console that gives organizations a comprehensive view of the sensors, devices and other things that they have assembled into their Internet of Things. ProgrammableWeb's David Berlind gets a demo.
TRX Systems' 3D "Indoor GPS" Solutions Guide First Responders In Lethal Situations (includes podcast)
Largely in response to learnings from terrorism-related events, there's a new protocol for first responders that involves their entry into buildings before they're fully cleared of any danger. Commanding a situation like that requires GPS-like 3D indoor mapping technology where no GPS exists.
Whether you're leading your decades-old organization through a digital transformation or you're a developer plotting out your career path, you'd better get to know and understand the new breed of developer. She or he is not just a software engineer, s/he's a businessperson too (includes a podcast)
Readme.io, a service that greatly simplifies the process of documenting technologies like APIs, is taking its popularity with API providers to the next level in a new offering called Build. Working off that tradition of simplicity, Build simplifies the design, provisioning and consumption of APIs.
After enduring controversy over its original license (referred to as "BSD+Patents") for the React framework and then capitulating by switching to the open source MIT license, Facebook has announced a license for GraphQL that open source pioneer Bruce Perens says is too restrictive (includes video).
Google has announced a developer challenge in hopes of promoting the creation of Google Fit applications. Submissions are being accepted until February 15, 2015.
Chris Dunleavy, strategist for Ziftr, talks about the growing number of companies that are building cryptocurrency-enabled products and APIs to support retail applications.
Slice, a company focused on shopping data, has just released an API that delivers its unique data set to partners.
Online learning company Versal has launched an open developer program that aims to help developers build "learning gadgets" that enable teachers to build online courses.
MediaMath opened up access to an exclusive Facebook API. We interviewed Wilfried Schobeiri, MediaMath's senior VP of technology, to get additional details on the big news.
Keen IO is working to enable analytics easily for all APIs. The company provides analytics and data science features for mobile apps and web dashboards. By providing the basic infrastructure, analytics for APIs is made easier. In an interview with Dan Kador, co-founder and CTO of Keen IO, he shares his vision and plan for a more analytically layered programmable web.
MuleSoft has launched a major upgrade to its Anypoint Platform for APIs, aimed at assisting businesses to take a design-first approach to their API strategy. The newest additions include Anypoint API Portal, Mule Studio with APIkit (an Eclipse-based GDE), and Anypoint API Manager.
Pinterest has begun releasing access to a new suite of API endpoints aimed at building strong business relationships and generating value flow to Pinterest end users.
Restlet, the French startup with a U.S. base in San Francisco, has secured $2 million in investment funding as part of their APISpark product initiative.