Xignite, the provider of commercial APIs for financial data, has announced a new addition to its web service suite: XigniteGlobalQuotes. The new XigniteGlobalQuotes API provides users with programmable access to delayed stock quotes from global stock markets, including the Mumbai Stock Exchange (India), the Tokyo, Shanghai, and Singapore stock exchanges, the Brazil Stock Exchange, the London Stock Exchange, and many continental European exchanges.
Since Bebo brought its Facebook Platform-compatible API out of closed beta a few weeks ago, as we reported in this post, the initial growth shows a steep curve from about 50 launch partner applications available before Jan 12th to 714 on Jan 26th.
Over the last few years, one of the more painful things to watch (from a business perspective) is how Twitter hasn’t been able to seriously capitalize on its insane popularity. The stock currently trades at roughly the same level it did one year before the 2016 presidential election.