November 27, 2014
Single purpose API
ForWhereIAm is a service that offers real-time, short-lived and localised information. Businesses use it as a place to post information they want to share with their customers, and users can visit the site to get information on deals and announcements that are relevant to their specific location. The ForWhereIAm API makes some of this data available to third-party developers.
Cisco announces a $150m Spark fund to fuel development on its Cisco Spark Platform, which provides a communication platform that combines messaging, call and meeting features. The service is similar to Slack with a focus on the Enterprise market. All 3 services are currently available in the US.
The Rekognition API differentiates its feature set by processing images to recognize more than just the location of faces. Rekognition's technology will analyze a given photo and present a list of scenes, each with a probability rating. Faces are not simply identified, but are also classified for age and emotion.