The Latest News On The API Economy
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In yet another blunder, Facebook announced today that a bug in one of their APIs allowed third-party apps to access the private images of up to 6.8 million users. From September 13 to September 25, over 1,500 apps had access to photos that users never authorized.
ChainFront has announced the release of new public APIs and a developer portal. With the launch of these new APIs, ChainFront is helping developers build applications that require blockchain integration by handling the tasks of backing up keys and keeping track of on-device wallets.
Kong, the API platform formerly known as Mashape, recently announced the launch of Kong Cloud. This new service targets organizations that want the API Management capabilities of Kong Enterprise, but don't want the burden of managing the software itself.
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.
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.
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.
In aggregate, the organizations around the world that directly or indirectly monetize their APIs form the basis of what the media often calls the “API Economy.” As a subset of the total global economy, the API economy is responsible for the exchange of trillions of dollars of value annually.
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.
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.
The United States Postal Service confirmed recently that they have patched an API issue which exposed the account details for up to 60 million users. Additionally, in some cases, the vulnerability could have allowed hackers to modify other users’ account details.
In 2016 Google released Quick, Draw!, a digital version of Pictionary that uses machine learning to guess what users are drawing in their browser. Google is now providing the entire data set behind this algorithm as an open source API, allowing developers to research the way people draw.
BlockMarkets, provider of cryptocurrency market data, has announced a new API that will provide access to both real-time and historical cryptocurrency pricing. The company’s data set features over 500 assets in total, including leading cryptocurrencies, exchanges, and real-time USD spot rates.
ZeroBounce, provider of email verification services, has announced the addition of a new API for bulk email validation. The new API is designed for users with frequent email validation needs, that would prefer to automate the entire process.
Zype has announced the release of video analytics APIs that allow users to create custom views around video stream hours, impressions, and devices used. The APIs aim to further the company’s vision of connecting content owners directly with their audiences.
Google recently announced the beta release of three new AI features for the Google Cloud Video Intelligence API. With the addition of Text Detection, Object Tracking, and Speech Transcription, the API is now more capable of handling common video challenges.
Today, Google is hosting the annual Android Dev Summit and has announced a set of new features and upgrades aimed at increasing developer productivity and user engagement. The updates include a new In-App Updates API that allows applications to update in the background while being used.
Moonlighting, a freelance hiring platform that first opened in 2014, recently announced the open release of the Moon API. The API allows staffing professionals and recruiters to post short and long-term projects on the company’s platform, reaching over 650,000 users.
KeyedIn today announced a new API Version 3 that makes it easier for its customers to share or extract project and portfolio data with other business software solutions for a more complete view of their businesses in real time.
In support of the upcoming deprecation of Hashtag Search via the Instagram Platform API, Instagram announced the release of similar functionality for the Instagram Graph API. The new Graph API feature will still provide businesses the same basic functionality, but Instagram is imposing limitations.