The U.S. Federal Government has been making a push to increase accessibility to data managed and maintained by various government agencies and departments. Recently Business.gov, the government's official web site for small businesses (sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration), has released an API that provides access to various types of data that will can benefit small businesses.
They say it’s the Age of the Consumer because people have more access to a lot of information about any given product they buy or vendor they do business with. But for all that information one thing most of us don’t have much control over is the rewards programs their credit cards generated points towards every time they buy something.
We bring you a review of the news we could cover with today's look at what is going on in the API economy. Included in this roundup is a story about MasterCard releasing several new APIs on their payments platform and Amazon's update of CloudTrail and what it means for users of the CloudWatch API.