Google Play updates its publishing API. Techcrunch's Disrupt Hackathon to be held September 6/7 in San Francisco. Plus: Rhomobile suite for App development upgraded, and Shiphawk launches API for shipping quotes.
The WebUSB API grants USB-connected devices direct access to web services. The draft API was recently published at WICG and the creators are open to feedback on GitHub. While the API is not a universal solution, it could have major implications for the advancement of the Internet of Things (IoT).
IBM has announced that it is acquiring the digital and data assets of The Weather Company in a deal reportedly worth more than $2 billion. The acquisition will hing on IBM's ability to create value by applying Watson to The Weather Company's data to create predictive weather analytics solutions.