The Yahoo BOSS API provides sets of data to create customized search engines and innovative user experiences. This Yahoo BOSS Ruby library created by Tobias Begalke contains configuration and parameters. Within parameters, developers can find image search service, news search service, blog search service, spelling service, and related service. For more information, check the BOSS API guide at https://developer.yahoo.com/boss/search/boss_api_guide/
Facebook has released a Canvas API for Advertisers that can be used to create compelling canvas ads on Facebook. Advertisers can now create canvas components via API such as header, carousel, button, and text. Advertisers can add Canvas to any Facebook photo, video or carousel ad.
During the past four months we've seen not one but two well known real-time search engines disappear. First there was OneRiot, which in October 2010 decided to focus on advertising. More recently, Collecta closed it's real-time search engine and API to focus on alternative real-time products. Digging further into real-time search offerings you will also discover that crowdeye has also decided to pull its real-time search engine. This now appears to leave Topsy, and of course Google as the main players focusing on building a real-time search destination. Does this trend signal the end for all real-time search engines or just that their focus has been wrong?