Based in Vancouver, BC, Payfirma has created an XML-based API that promises custom forms and full shopping carts to keep you in control of developing the flow of your credit card processing. The idea is to make business's lives simpler by reducing development costs with the Payfirma API that accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express among others.
Plagiarism is a hot topic. The (ex) German Education Minister did it. George Harrison (yes, that one) did it. Jonah Lehrer, formerly of The New Yorker, did it (and got paid $20,000 for confessing!). As Pablo Picasso put it, "Good artists copy, great artists steal," but so do lots of other people.
From Captain America and Spider-Man to Wolverine and Iron Man, Marvel Entertainment, a Disney subsidiary, has built an empire by bringing more than 8,000 characters to life through a diverse array of mediums, including comic books, movies and other entertainment properties. Now, it's giving those characters a new medium to inhabit: the world of the API.