For developers using Solaris operating system and coding in Java the Bloomberg API offers this library. Solaris users should be aware that the Solaris libraries can only be used with the Bloomberg Server API and B-Pipe data feed products and are not compatible with the Desktop 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 of the interface's header files, documentation, and programming examples.
At some point before long mashups will start becoming more utilitarian and less one-off novelties. Currently one of the more useful utilities built on web APIs is the blueorganizer Firefox extension from adaptiveblue (a ProgrammableWeb sponsor).
BancBox, payment services provider, has announced a new service and correlating API: BancBox Crowd. BancBox Crowd consists of the first independent escrow service for debt, equity, and revenue share crowdfunding portals. The service provides an online portal that eliminates the legacy escrow process (e.g. paperwork, waiting, etc.).