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Google Announces the Spot Platform

Building on the success of Google Pay in the growing digital payments market in India, Google has announced the Spot Platform. Spot allows both physical storefront and websites to accept electronic payments through the creation of Spots - which are conveniently triggered by a number of actions.

Daily API RoundUp: MTN MoMo, Amazon Polly, Monetizr, TomTom, Golfbert

Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Text-to-Speech, Passwords, and Travel. Highlights include APIs from TomTom for electronic vehicles and an API for displaying detailed golf course maps in applications. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.

Square Announces Orders API

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.

PayPal Announces Invoicing API

PayPal has announced the release of a new PayPal Invoicing API, which aims to provide small businesses with the tools necessary to easily create, send, and process invoices. Although targeting small businesses, the company has noted that the API has a global reach.

Daily API RoundUp: eBay, FARA.gov, Knock, ReplyBot, Tatum

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.

13 Most Popular Financial APIs

If the number of APIs available in the Financial category of ProgrammableWeb is any indication, the FinTech industry has jumped all the way into the API Economy. There is a variety of subcategories, but the Financial category contains definitive API favorites from our members. Here are the top 13.

eBay Expands API Strategy

"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.