Building on the success of Google Pay in the growing digital payments market in India, Google has announced the Spot Platform. Spot allows both physical storefront and websites to accept electronic payments through the creation of Spots - which are conveniently triggered by a number of actions.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Messaging, Payments, and Shipping. Highlights include an unofficial Google News API and an API for enabling applications to accept Bitcoin payments. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.