More than 250 million domain names have been registered, and behind each domain name registration is a wealth of data that may be useful to many companies across a broad range of applications. JsonWHOIS, an API-based provider, enables its customers to retrieve WHOIS records through a RESTful API.
Rapleaf wants to see more personalization apps built on its Rapleaf Personalization API. To support the expansion, the company will provide grants and services to companies via its just-launched $1 million fund. The investment approach is quickly joining contests and hackathons as ways for providers to woo developers.
Hey there, bit.ly. You've been garnering your share of praise--and jealous criticism--lately. It's barely past your first birthday and you've raised a few million in venture capital and are going steady with Twitter, one of the hottest sites of the moment. Your competitors publicly proclaim you as unbeatable. What's your secret, bit.ly?