The FourSquare Networking Library by FourSquare (FSN) is a small library for HTTP networking on iOS. It comprises a single class, FSNConnection, and several small Cocoa Foundation categories. FSNConnection uses NSConnection, blocks, and NSConnection's operation queue delegate or GCD. The library is written in Objective-C.
Traditional media is going through a major upheaval at present, with paywalls proving an ineffective business model, Amazon chief Bezos buying the Washington Post, viral masters BuzzFeed promising to invest their revenue in investigate reporting, and Netflix overtaking traditional paid cable like HBO in revenue generation. At API Strategy and Practice, Kristin Calhoun from the Public Media Platform talks about how public media partners are using APIs to prepare for the changing landscape.
Alcatel-Lucent (ProgrammableWeb's parent company) launched a new API consulting and professional services practice to help "customers transform their businesses to take advantage of a changing landscape where APIs have emerged as the language of the information economy," according to the press release. The practice is aimed at those providing network-based services and the "repeatable innovation" model is part of the Creative Commons.