“Catch Them Young” is a time tested principle and the latest API contest to hit town, the TradeKing Campus Challenge wants undergraduate business and tech students to come together, use its TradeKing API in innovative ways and win prizes. TradeKing is an online stock and options broker, that provides an API to manage trading activity, access to market data and account management.
Of all the markets being impacted by the booming API economy, perhaps none has seen as much activity and innovation as the payments space. The past several years have seen the launch of a number of disruptive and successful API-centric upstarts, including Stripe and Balanced. Meanwhile, entrenched players like PayPal and Verifone have responded with new offerings of their own.
Twenty One APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Games, Advertising, Financial and Spam. Highlights today include APIs for locating cell towers, integrating chat for customer service, and querying financial information of businesses and individuals.