The C/C++ library for Linux is for use with the Bloomberg API. The Bloomberg API provides free, unrestricted access to raw financial data on current market trades (either real-time or delayed), reference data on historical information, and records of intraday trading. As part of their Open Market Data Initiative the library is offered under a "free-use" license, which allows unrestricted access to the interface's header files, documentation, and programming examples. Extensive documentation, including code examples, is available in the Developer Documentation and at the API website. Note that the Linux libraries can only be used with the Bloomberg Server API and B-Pipe data feed products, and are not available for desktop API users.
You are shopping online and want to send a gift. But do you really want to have the retailer send one of those typed out cards with it? Sure, it includes your personal message but it just makes the recipient miss your handwriting and the ink. Sociagram offers online retailers an interesting alternative: the ability for their customers to add a video message. In many cases, that might be a a leap ahead from a pen and ink note--especially in my handwriting. The Sociagram API is the tool for retailers to use the service on their site. There are 15 APIs under "gift" in our API directory, but this could be the first to offer a "social video" twist to the topic.
VirWoX, the Virtual World Exchange for trading currencies in virtual worlds like Second Life, recently unveiled the VirWoX API. The API provides live access to real time quotes from the VirWoX marketplace, where the currency for Second Life, called Linden dollars, can be traded in several real-life currencies (see our VirWoX API profile for details). The Virtual World Exchange provides opportunities for Second Life members to buy and sell Linden dollars in U.S. dollars, Euros (EUR), UK pounds (GBP), and other currencies, potentially reducing the transaction costs for converting between real-life money and Linden dollars.