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. This library allows OSX users to develop their API in Java. As part of their Open Market Data Initiative Bloomberg API libraries are 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 OSX 10.7 and later, and can only be used with the Bloomberg Server API and B-Pipe data feed products (not the Desktop API).
TradeKing, who provides financial services APIs like the TradeKing API, has partnered with the 1M/1M global virtual business incubator program to provide a pitch fest contest. 20 entrepreneurs who submit their applications by September 10th will be selected to give present their pitch to Silicon Valley strategy consultant Sramana Mitra & TradeKing CEO Dan Raju. 12 teams will be selected from the group to receive a year of mentorship and guidance. The pitch fest will be broken into two presentation dates, October 4th and 10th.
Micro-commerce is an emerging global trend, from the microcredit pioneered by Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, to micropayment systems offered by companies like ZayPay. ZayPay is used for payments for online services, game sites, dating sites, and others. And now they have an API.