Microsoft has launched the Bing Maps Distance Matrix API which returns the travel times and distances between a set of origins and destinations. The API can be used in applications to solve the Traveling Salesman Problem and Vehicle Routing Problem returning the best route for a set of locations.
Foursquare if offering up some of its most valuable location based services at no cost to independent developers. A free tier of its Pilgrim SDK is now available to developers whose apps have 100,000 monthly active users or less. The company stressed the need to broaden access to its powerful tech.