First, a close friend loses everything in a house fire. Not long after, close family members are rocked when a flood destroys their belongings. What can be done in the face of tragedy and loss? For the noble minded the only thing to do is to work to better prepare your friends and neighbors for the next catastrophe to strike. This was the story told by Jennifer Morehead, CEO and founder of Lockboxer, a site to track your stuff that makes a refreshing use of shopping APIs to find out how much your stuff is worth.
Local coupon aggregation site The Dealmap will share the numbers behind its major growth, in part fueled by its The Dealmap API. The company, which says it reached 1.4 million users in nine months, sees 11 million daily queries to its API from its 271 developers.