GoogleBooks is a Ruby wrapper that queries the Google API to search for publications in the Google Books repository. It is authored by Zean Tsoi and provides additional methods and search options. Queries return results, each with their own set of attributes that can be individually configured.
Wikia Search has announced a new feature called Wikia Intelligent Search Extensions, or WISE, which founder Jimmy Wales likens to "Facebook Apps for search results." The new platform allows third parties to build applications, called WISEApps, that Wikia Search users can enable in their accounts and which add additional functionality to relevant search results (more at our Wikia API profile). For example, the results for an ordinary search for "Chicago weather" will include a link to AccuWeather.com, but if the user enables the AccuWeather.com WISEApp, the search result will include a full graphical five-day weather forecast.
Short is the new long. Twitter keeps you to 140 characters, which means sometimes you have to cut things short. Help make sense of the acronyms with the Abbreviations API (our our Abbreviations API profile). Pass a term and receive its many meanings, along with the context where each meaning is used.
Discover has just become the first major credit card issuer to use the new Google "Save to Wallet" API for Payment Cards. Cardholders now have the ability to save cards to Google Wallet via the Discover account member benefits center.