Google has begun pushing out Google Play Services 4.4 and along with it a host of new APIs for developers to use in creating applications for Android devices. This new version of Play Services stuffs in improvements to maps, location services, game services, mobile advertisements and Google Wallet.
Yahoo has just released a major update to YQL, the Yahoo Query Language platform they first launched late last year as part of their Yahoo Open Strategy. YQL is a SQL-like programming interface to all Yahoo data that can also support non-Yahoo data as well (think of queries that look like: select id from flickr.photos.search where text='car'). This week's release adds a set of new features called Yahoo Execute which begin putting in place more pieces of a powerful cloud-based development platform.