The Latest News On The API Economy
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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.
Square continued its move beyond payments into ecommerce in general by announcing its Orders API. The Orders API allows developers to build solutions that allow customers to place orders online, in-person, and in-app. Orders can be sent to other Square products or centralized POS systems.
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.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Blockchain, Auto, and Video. Highlights an API for getting data about the FARA act, an API for astonomy events as they relate to positions on Earth, and new eBay APIs. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Amazon released its AWS Cloud Development Kit last year as a preview. Now, the CDKs for TypeScript and Python are now generally available. The CDK allows administrators to manage their infrastructure using the same language and tools they use to build applications, a move towards DevOps practices.
Microsoft has developed new API standards in an attempt to modernize its portfolio and respond to developer feedback. Microsoft published the first version of the standards and released its first set of SDKs for Azure Storage, Cosmos DB, Key Vault and Event Hubs that comply with the standards.
As government regulators and consumers grapple with the extraordinary control and commercialization that Facebook exerts over personal data, and the extent to which Facebook has abused that privilege, a bigger question looms; what hope exists, if any for the emergence of a legitimate alternative?
"APIs are first class-products at eBay," Gail Frederick, eBay Vice President of Developer Ecosystem, commented in a recent news story. In support of this statement, eBay this week announced numerous API enhancements and brand new APIs with the intent of empowering developers.
In an effort to meet the needs of businesses that are serving customers across multiple digital channels, Adobe announced the launch of a headless commerce capability for its Commerce Cloud platform which provides core APIs that can be used to develop experiences for different digital touchpoints.
Shopify wraps up its annual developer conference today. The story of the week has been new and updated APIs. Shopify announced and introduced more than 11 new and updated APIs throughout the conference. The focus was on everything from international stores, to nuanced fulfillment control.
Fauna announced that the GraphQL API for its FaunaDB database is now generally available. With the massive migration towards GraphQL, Fauna has expanded its already versatile database product with some of the latest serverless technology. Its general availability comes after a successful prerelease.
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.
Cloud-based storage has opened up new possibilities for managing and analyzing data. However, not all information stored in the cloud is as easily accessible as it could be. This article looks at the different types of APIs that let you sync to the cloud and have a safe way to access your files.
Fugue has evolved its platform and risk manager offerings into one SaaS offering. The new product allows cloud users to manage security and compliance through a single product, streamlining visualization and management of their cloud infrastructure. Access to the Fugue API automates the process.
Google recently introduced Kubernetes Operators which helps admins better author, release and manage applications built on top of Kubernetes. Built specifically with Kubernetes knowledge baked in, Operators work with apps built on top of Kubernetes and managed through the Kubernetes API.
Don't let the name fool you: VoiceSell will not sell your voice data to third-party entities. In fact, quite the opposite. The company, which emerged from stealth today, offers e-commerce vendors a secure way to add voice support to their web sites. The idea is to improve accessibility and security.
Last week, Amazon announced a plan to end path-style API requests for its AWS S3 object storage solution starting on September 30, 2020. Currently, Amazon offers S3 users the ability to choose between two URI styles, path-style and virtual-hosted style, and it had decided to retire the former.
Microsoft kicked off its annual developer conference, Build, yesterday. Most of the day 1 headlines surrounded Microsoft Azure products and services. Azure products making news included Azure IoT Edge, Azure Maps, Azure SQL Database Edge, Azure Data Factory, and Azure Managed Disks.
APIs are some of the best ways to get access to data and to share files—large and small—back and forth between users. But are they the only option out there for businesses to utilize? Depending on what your company does—and what it needs its data for—there are other options instead of APIs.