Bitly, a popular URL shortening, sharing and tracking service, has announced the launch of Bitly Social Data APIs, a set of social data analysis APIs that allows developers access to a wide range of information about bitly data.
The ubiquitous U.S. corner store 7-Eleven is helping with an unlikely type of convenience: polling in the upcoming U.S. election. For the last three elections, the store has made red and blue cups to represent the candidates. When customers come to get their coffee, they have the opportunity to "vote" for one of the two main parties. For the upcoming election, that data will be included in the 7-Eleven Election API, so developers can have ready access to the current entirely unscientific polling numbers.