This how-to is a walkthrough on implementing the Ruby wrapper for the Bit.ly API. Written by Nasir Jamal, the tutorial gives step by step instructions on installation, authorizing client classes, how to shorten URLs, and more, all using "url_shortener," a Bit.ly Ruby gem that is open source on GitHub.
Ars Technica received confirmation via email this week that Instagram doesn't extend its copyright license to cover content that is embedded on external websites via the Instagram API. This news comes in light of an ongoing legal battle related to third-party use of the social platform’s data.
If Google wants to grow the user base for its social networking platform Google+ by targeting the business segment, an API might be just the thing. To that end, Google recently brought its Google+ Domains API out of beta. Now developers everywhere can use the API to integrate Google+ functions and services into their existing business tools.