Microsoft continues to built out its cogitative services API portfolio with two more APIs now generally available. The Bing Custom Search API and v7 of the Bing Search API are both GA and ready for production use. The Customer Search API enables targeted searches, and v7 adds filtering.
Google has added semantic time support to the time fencing feature of its Awareness API. Prior to semantic time support, time fencing was limited to absolute/canonical time (e.g. 10:00 AM). Semantic time enables the use of more natural time refererences (e.g. after sunset, the weekend, etc.)
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Artificial Intelligence, Messaging, and iPaaS. Several APIs for returning company information and an API for calculating travel time and most efficient routes are highlights. Here's a rundown of what's new.