Cisco announces a $150m Spark fund to fuel development on its Cisco Spark Platform, which provides a communication platform that combines messaging, call and meeting features. The service is similar to Slack with a focus on the Enterprise market. All 3 services are currently available in the US.
Thirty more APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Real Estate, Messaging, and Payments. Highlights today include the Beyond Verbal API for analyzing emotions in speech and the Plume API for retrieving air quality data. Here's a look at what is new.
Out of a beige windowless office in Chicago comes a product that just might revolutionize what you thought was possible on the web. X-Stream.ly is a pure play API service offering low-latency high throughput real time messaging with no server side coding required. The x-stream.ly API is a pretty competitive offering in the real time API space.