Google yesterday unveiled Google Maps Platform, which it is calling "the next generation" of its Google Maps business. Google Maps Platform includes streamlined APIs. In its announcement, the search giant stated, "Our core APIs work together to provide the building blocks you need."
Following the launch of the Amazon API Gateway, Amazon has introduced Usage Plans for the Gateway. The Usage Plans allow developers to monetize APIs and build ecosystems around such APIs. The Usage Plans control various aspects of API consumption including throttling, quotas, and API stages.
Forget famous names like Dropbox and Rapidshare. They've been eclipsed, at least temporarily as measured by the rate of sign ups, by Mega, the new cloud storage brain child of Kim Dotcom. Check out this graphic he tweeted, January 22, claiming that Mega, "is now the biggest .co.nz site in the world!"