This C/C++ library for OS X is for 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. Users should note that the OSX libraries are only compatible with OS X 10.7 and later, and can only be used with the Bloomberg Server API and B-Pipe data feed products (not the Desktop API).
You might not expect a company nearly 160 years old to innovate its industry. Perhaps that's why Thomson Reuters is looking to developers to create the next big thing for financial professionals. To get there, the company is sharing mountains of data via its new Knowledge Direct API and offering $25,000 in prizes for its app contest.
A partnership between a stock data site and open data platform Factual points to a potential direction of data sharing. Rather than build an API of its own, a company may choose to distribute its data through another platform, which in turn has the API for developers and other partners to access. That's the choice StockPup made and if monetization options were in place, others might do the same.
ForwardLane continues to build its FinTech brand on the value artificial intelligence brings to investing. It has introduced two new APIs (Personalized Insights & Expert Conversation) which aim to use machine learning to analyze various sets and forms of data to enhance investment decisions.