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Daily API RoundUp: Loudr, Patreon,,

Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Stocks, Shipping, Funding, and Music. Highlights include the Spatial Neighborhood API which delivers data about human behavior based on micro-locations, and the Patreon API for crowdfunding creative services.

TigerText Raises Funding to Further Develop API

TigerText, secure mobile messaging platform, announced a $21 million second round of funding. The new funding will be dedicated to growth and further development of the TigerText API. The API focus will concentrate on integration with EHRs, PACs, and laboratory information systems. TigerText CEO, Brad Brooks, believes that secure messaging is moving towards a new era. Instead of a compliance tool, Brooks believes secure messaging will soon be considered a value add.

Practice Fusion Lands New Funding and Will Expand API Offering

Programmamble Web has covered the electronic health records leader Practice Fusion as its API story has developed. Apparently, its API strategy will continue to grow as Practice Fusion just bagged $15 million in additional funding to expand its tools and API portfolio. The expanded API offering aims to expand the opportunities available to health device developers.

Foundation Center Launches Open Data Tool and Foundation Stats API

The Foundation Center, a leading provider of philanthropy data, analysis, and training, has just announced the launch of Foundation Stats, a brand new online tool that generates tables and charts from a vast collection of data about the U.S. foundation community. In addition, the Foundation Center has also provided a Foundation Stats API allowing developers programmatic access to the philanthropy data available at Foundation Stats.

Interview with 3scale CEO Steve Willmott: The Case for Out-of-the-Box API Management Tools

In this final part of a 3 part interview series, Steve Willmott, CEO of 3scale, an Apigee competitor, gives his take on the API space and what Apigee's $35 million round of funding signals. This follows part 1, Interview with Apigee CEO Chet Kapoor on its $35 Million Funding Round, and part 2, Interview with Promod Haque, Norwest Venture Partners: Apigee, the API Economy and “Sticky Infrastructure”. As noted previously, some questions overlap intentionally, in order to get different views on an issue.

Stormpath Uses New Funding to Enhance API

Stormpath, user management and authentication service, recently announced a new round of funding that will allow it to enhance the Stormpath API. The Stormpath team believes that its API presents a disruptive technology that empowers developers at the SMB level through technology not available to enterprises utilizing legacy tools and software.

Inside MailChimp's Innovative No Equity $1 Million API Fund

Email marketing service provider MailChimp announced last week a new $1 million dollar fund for startups building products that integrate with the service's MailChimp API. MailChimp's program is somewhat unique in that they won't be asking for equity from the companies they fund. It's a pretty attractive deal for prospective partners and a trail-blazing move for a platform in an increasingly competitive industry.

US Government Launches API - Gives Free Access to Small Business Resources

The U.S. Federal Government has been making a push to increase accessibility to data managed and maintained by various government agencies and departments. Recently, the government's official web site for small businesses (sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration), has released an API that provides access to various types of data that will can benefit small businesses.