Social data aggregator Gnip is partnering with Twitter to provide access to the microblogging giant's firehose at various levels through its Gnip API, but only for analysis, not display. Additionally, Twitter is transitioning all "gardenhose" developers--those receiving 10% of the Twitter stream--over to Gnip's service. Twitter, which has carefully chosen firehose customers in the past, now can focus on its core product, rather than directly selling access to its users' data.
Balanced, online payments solutions provider, has launched a new API: Balanced Payouts. The new API allows developers to integrate next day ACH deposits into existing apps and web properties. The next day deposit functionality was previously available through Balanced's full marketplace payments platform; however, after considering customer feedback, the company decided to offer the functionality as a standalone product.