Last week Amazon announced that it is adding cooking capabilities to the Smart Home Skill API, which enables Alexa to control and check the status of cloud-connected devices.
Initially, the API will be extended to allow Alexa to control microwave ovens but support for other devices is coming.
Sure, we live in networked times, but the phone still plays a big role. In about a dozen digits, you can reach anyone in the world with a phone. Now there's also a way to get at much of the metadata that goes along with it, such as where a phone number is likely based. That and more is being made available for free via the Cloudvox Digits API (our Cloudvox API profile).
Sometimes, there's more API economy news than there's time to cover it. But you deserve to know, right? So, here's another installation of ProgrammableWeb's "Briefly, In other API Economy News" so you see some of that other stuff that comes our way, but that might not otherwise get covered.