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In March of 2019, Facebook announced changes to the company’s advertising platform, these changes aim to reduce discrimination in job postings, housing ads, and credit ads. Developers will soon be required to comply with updated Marketing API standards based on these changes.
LinkedIn added an Audience Engagement feature to its LinkedIn Partner Program. Audience Engagement allows users to discover audiences, receive content recommendations, and benchmark content against competitors. LinkedIn offers the feature through API integration with limited launch partners.
Facebook has another data privacy scandal on its hands. This time, the problem comes from weak security practices from its Instagram app. A location-based marketing firm called Hyp3r has created a massive database of location and consumer profiling data that is largely scraped from Instagram posts.
Recent technology backed by machine learning is making it possible to recognize people and objects from images, videos, sounds, body parts, speech, phrases, characters, even typing. Developers can find over two-hundred APIs for Recognition on ProgrammableWeb. Here are some top choices.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Shipping, Identity, and Blockchain. Featured today is an API that identifies car make and model from a photograph, and an API that determines risk based on buyer reputation. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Proxy today announced a new open platform that includes a new Access API and Identity SDK. This new platform is designed to provide developers with all the necessary tools to build custom identity services that recognize individuals based on their personal identity signal.
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Machine Learning, DevOps, and Identity. Highlights include Microsoft Azure Cognitive APIs such as an API that recognizes handwriting, plus DigitalOwl semantic APIs. Here's a look at what's new.
Roughly half a year after Amazon first announced API access to the machine learning technology that drives its own Amazon.com retail business, the AWS team has made Amazon Personalize generally available. In its first release, the API is open to AWS customers in the US, APAC, and EU.
Whitepages Pro, a digital identity verification company, has introduced its Transaction Risk API. The API provides instantaneous risk scoring for transactions of all type. The risk score is based on email, IP, phone, address and name of the party attempting to complete a transaction.
As many carriers begin to block burst SMS campaigns from short codes and toll free numbers, Bandwidth is empowering businesses with the ability to perform burst campaigns from local numbers. Using 10DLC SMS routes, Bandwidth has introduced its Local A2P API to build trust through local numbers.
Google has announced updates to its Cloud Speech to Text and Text to Speech APIs that include additional languages, voices, and more affordable pricing models. The goal of these updates is to help developers build better intelligent voice applications and make the products more widely available.
Google has added a new category of devices for targeting to the AdWords API. Connected TV allows developers to target devices connected to TVs for display and video ads. This applies to smart TVs, gaming consoles, and streaming devices such as Chromecast, Roku, and AppleTV.
Neurotechnology introduced a lite version of its VeriLook SDK. The new SDK, Face Verification SDK, has a smaller library and is targeting mobile technology and apps that need enhanced security (e.g. banks, ecommerce, login providers, payment processors, etc.). SDK available across most platforms.
ProgrammableWeb's Most Clicked, Shared and Talked About APIs of 2018: eCommerce, Marketing, and Social Media
This segment of the past year's APIs focuses on eCommerce, Marketing and Social Media. Sub categories covered here include Advertising, Content, Printing, Products, Catalogs, Subscription, Taxes, Feedback, Auctions, Shipping, Ratings, Personalization, SEO, Engagement and others.
The Cognitive Computing section of our Most Interesting APIs in 2018 series includes APIs from categories such as AI, ML, Recognition, Predictions, Sentiment and more that aim to make computers think like computers. Dozens of APIs were added in these areas this past year, here are some highlights.
Algolia has added a personalization feature to its search results platform and API. Personalization collects data based on user behavior and allows the developer/owner to define how such data is used. The data and definition then empower Algolia to automatically produce relevant search results.
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.
Ten more APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Auto, and Marketing. Highlights include the Sonos API for home sound automation and the Arcentry API for architectural diagram creation. Here's a look at what is new for developers.
Google has announced the general availability of Cloud Text-to-Speech and a beta release of Cloud Text-to-Speech Audio Profiles. The company also announced updates to Cloud Speech-to-Text which include the addition of multi-channel recognition, speaker diarization, and language auto-detect.
Web developers often have to work harder than mobile app developers to get information about their site visitors. This article will introduce you to the ipstack API, a service that provides users with geolocation, timezone lookup, language, currency and organizational identity.