Web APIs and mashups are not only of interest to the developer community. There are also research activities that look at how to improve various aspects of API design as well as services' and mashups' implementation and deployment. If you are interested in a cutting-edge research that may influence the future of Web APIs, then you should look at series of workshops on Web APIs and Service Mashups.
After three years of work, Rustici Software and partners are happy to announce that the Tin Can API version 1.0 will officially launch April 26, 2013. Tin Can constitutes an "experience API" that enables data collection from a wide range of sources. The API collects data from human interactions with each other, technology, and groups and can standalone or integrate with a learning management system (LMS).