By now you've probably heard the thunderclap that just went round the API ecosphere – Google is deprecating a host of APIs. After years of building developers' trust in their platform, Google is effectively pulling the rug out from under many services built not only for commercial means, but for non-profit and educational causes too.
Ten APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Optimization, Monetization, Hotels, and Identity. Highlights include an API for backcountry skiing data, and an API that removes the background from images. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
AlchemyAPI wants to make a type of artificial intelligence known as deep learning accessible not only to giant corporations, but to the public. Over the last year, the Denver company has been weaving the technology into its text mining API, recently announcing updates in the areas of relation extraction and named entity extraction.