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In partnership with Intuit, the provider of the very popular QuickBooks Online SaaS app, Lighter Capital has established a $15M investment fund in order to make additional financial resources available to 3rd party developers who are part of Intuit's growing developer network.
Developers were angered when Yahoo Finance deactivated a CSV download feature that was being treated as an API. As a result, it appears as though several applications broke and developers voiced their disappointment. But, as it turns out, they were taking a big risk in the first place.
Capital One has added another API to its DevExchange portfolio of banking APIs. This one is called the Merchant Insights API and it applies machine learning to transaction data in order to unearth interesting insights about a business such as the hours that it is open during each day of the week.
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.
Among a slew of product announcements, Google introduced its latest smartphone; the Pixel 2. The new smartphone packs some incredible capabilities, especially when paired with Google's new Pixel Buds. But as industrial designs go, the Pixel 2 is nothing special to look at. But that doesn't matter.
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).
On the heels of major industry fallout over Facebook's license to use React, the company is now embroiled in another legal controversy that puts any implementation of GraphQL (also a Facebook technology) at risk of patent infringement. Accordingly, it may be wise to halt any GraphQL work.
After it was revealed that over 143 million Americans may have been impacted when their personally identifiable information may have been breached through the credit reporting agency Equifax, there were further revelations that the so-called secret PINs issued by Equifax were actually timestamps.
Although most of the technical details regarding the breach of Equifax are not known, the scope of the damage and the questions it raises should be enough to stimulate some organizational introspection regarding all that you have done to safeguard your Web services, sites, and APIs.
Elcomsoft has upgraded Phone Breaker; commercially sold software that has been implicated in API attacks that resulted in the exfiltration of personal info from iPhone users' iCloud accounts. With this recent upgrade, now it can extract secrets like IDs and passwords kept Apple's iCloud Keychain.
ProgrammableWeb editor in chief David Berlind will be in Austin, TX on Thursday August 24, 2017 to participate in a panel discussion regarding APIs while sampling a variety of IPA beers. So, if you're in the neighborhood and want to join the conversation, c'mon down and join us!
We've heard all the doomsday-like warnings about how the human race might one day be in a fight for its life against the Artificial Intelligence that it built. But forgetting the science fiction-esque possibility of an AI with its finger on the button, what about the threat that AI poses right now?
A federal judge has ruled that Microsoft's LinkedIn service must make the data found in most of its users' profiles freely available to third parties who want to programmatically "scrape" the site for that data instead of going through the service's official API and abiding by its Terms of Service.
If you've ever used CodePen to prototype your own web apps or to closely inspect and fork someone else's code, then you know that one thing CodePen can't do is hide the API keys of any APIs that your app consumes in the process of doing whatever your app does. But now, there's a workaround.
Cybersecurity solution provider Trend Micro has issued a pair of reports that highlight how chat platform APIs can and are being used by cybercriminals to achieve their nefarious objectives. Because of the degree to which Webhook APIs are involved (an API attack vector not previously discussed
With Congress in August recess and President Trump on vacation, the debate over Obamacare and whether to leave it, fix it, or repeal it has reached a full stop. The uncertainty about where things will head once the debate resumes is impacting an important corner of the API economy; Healthcare APIs.