Microsoft announced that it is launching a unified API for all of its AI speech services at its annual Build conference this week in Seattle. The new API, which is part of the company's Azure platform, will combine into a single API four APIs that are currently made available as separate services.
Twitter has spent much of this year bulking up its developer tools. Today, Twitter rolled out a more robust version of its Account Activity API this week for businesses. The main thrust of the toolset is to ensure enterprises have the power to manage customer service and chatbots via Twitter.
Take Twitter, add its concepts as a platform to banking and you get BankSimple, the unlaunched startup that you will definitely want to keep your eye on. BankSimple is a new take on online banking created by Twitter's former API guy, Alex Payne. BankSimple is aiming to create a banking platform, much as Twitter became a messaging platform.