The business social network LinkedIn is shutting off access to its LinkedIn API for one company over what LinkedIn calls a terms of service violation. Headhunting app Pealk released a notice that it "will be no more" by next week. It raises the importance of reading the legal details, as well as the different definitions of open.
mBLAST has enhanced its mPACT API product in an attempt to target the academic community. Virtual-Strategy.com tells us that the new feature, titled mPACT API PhD,
"Is designed to provide discovery, scoring and analytics across traditional and social media for academic administrators and faculty alike, providing solutions to assist in faculty recruitment and assessment, in development and in alumni engagement."
The enhancement allows academic institutions to search for scholarly material presented by academics in non-traditional venues (e.g. blogs, social media, etc.).
I do not remember many of my friends birthdays; I am sure that they do not remember mine either. These days, many people rely on Facebook to notify them of such occasions. But what happens if you don’t feel comfortable posting your birthday on facebook, but still want to help your closest friends out? Look no further than the IsItBirthday API. This API, brought to you by morethanseven.net, allows you to create feeds to help people remember your birthday. A simple and fun way to ensure that you are not forgotten.