November 26, 2019
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Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Finance, Animals, Games and Security. Highlights today include an API for determining the cost of an education and ab API that helps online merchants to deter fraud. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.