The self-proclaimed movie freaks behind MovieClips now have a platform that could allow for some really fun mashups. Unfortunately, even the most basic documentation is hidden behind an application form and a promise that "access to the API is granted only to approved partners."
Tokbox, the provider of OpenTok Video Conferencing platform is marching forward in establishing itself as a premier video conferencing platform. Earlier this year, it had announced its decision to become a pure platform play and that move had paid dividends with more partners and users adopting it, as interest in video conferencing has grown. TokBox has now enhanced its Tokbox OpenTok API by providing video archiving and a clear monetization plan.
Traditional media is going through a major upheaval at present, with paywalls proving an ineffective business model, Amazon chief Bezos buying the Washington Post, viral masters BuzzFeed promising to invest their revenue in investigate reporting, and Netflix overtaking traditional paid cable like HBO in revenue generation. At API Strategy and Practice, Kristin Calhoun from the Public Media Platform talks about how public media partners are using APIs to prepare for the changing landscape.