The Associated Press Ruby library loads election data from the AP into MySQL. This code has been used by The Huffington Post since the 2012 with the main goal to obtain fast results of the AP's FTP server and into MySQL. The author clarifies that this repository is not affiliated with the AP. Developers should have a contract with AP and an account on the FTP server to use the code. Jay Boice authored in 2014.
Last week, HP officially launched commercial plans for Haven OnDemand, a machine learning platform that offers developers a suite of APIs they can use to "turn virtually any data into an asset anytime and anywhere." The platform entered beta in 2014 and offers more than offers more than 60 APIs.
How far back do your newspaper's online archives go? The U.S. Library of Congress has a database of thousands of newspapers dating back to the 1800s. In the case of over 150 of the papers, there are also digitized, searchable pages. And it's all available via its new Chronicling America API (technical details at our Chronicling America API profile).
Businesses are using a voice over Internet service to address a common problem: The gap between online users and customer care centers. A 2011 TeaLeaf survey found the abandonment rate for online shoppers reaches 41 percent when these customers encounter a problem. One way companies are addressing the problem is by integrating VoIP APIs within their websites so customers can click-to-call for help, according to a SureVoIP blog post.