How many companies that sprouted in 1724 can boast of an API launch in 2012? Pearson, now in its 288th year, has announced its 7th API. Pearson, continually finding value in the API method of market strategy, expanded its resources available via API with the dkimages API. The latest in Pearson's API lineup consists of "an encyclopaedic collection of 90,000 high-resolution images, ready to [integrate, and range from] classic whilte background shots to in-situ images." The API allows developers to integrate the collection with existing apps through purchasing, listing, viewing, or searching for images.
Data may be the gold of the 21st century, but making it useful is often a big challenge. This is especially true when it comes to social data, which has proved very desirable but hard to filter. At its f8 Conference this month, social networking giant Facebook unveiled several new APIs that will make it easier for companies to spot trends on the social network and gain insight into the people behind them.