Private social network platform Yammer added a developer portal to support its Yammer API. Yammer has had an open API for some time, along with community features such as a developer blog, but the site reorganization prepares Yammer for a growing developer community with new must-have features.
As business computing migrates to SaaS applications, developers must address the problem of the data silos the software creates. APIs let you move data in and out of these online applications but, they present a new set of problems: managing data in several applications using several APIs.
The humongous amount of data that Twitter generates daily, is spawning a new breed of company that is analyzing the data and providing value-added services on it. While the data mining and intelligence applications are still in their infancy, there are interesting applications that you can use today.