With Facebook's IPO scheduled for the 18th this month, many are questioning the nearly $100 billion valuation. No one argues that individuals and companies of many shapes and sizes currently use facebook as a marketing tool. The argument boiling around Facebook is whether advertising on Facebook works. Most social websites that drive revenue through selling ad space have proprietary tools that measure ROI. However, Buddy Media hopes to remove the "anarchy" of social media marketing and give deeper insight to advertising across multiple social media sites with its new unified social media API.
Stage of Life, loyalty marketing agency, has launched its Coupon API. The API pulls from the Stage of Life Merchant Network. The network includes hundreds of national brand merchant offers, coupons, and discounts. Access through the API gives developers the flexibility to enhance current loyalty programs, or build stand alone applications.