As announced earlier this year, Google officially retired the Hangouts API. As Hangouts is repositioned for enterprise use, the need for some of the social, consumer focused video features of the API are no longer a priority. Accordingly, the end of the API was first announced and now realized.
Do you wish there was an easy way to create animated movies where all you had to do was simply select the character, scene, provide the dialogues and the software would take care of the rest? What if all of this was possible right in your browser and as a bonus the video got posted to YouTube to share with your friends? The YouTube.com Create gives that power to anyone and your apps can join in the fun using the YouTube API.
A trend is starting to emerge: Advanced technologies are being made available first as cloud services that organizations can invoke easily via an API, rather than having to figure out how to deploy and master themselves. The latest example of that trend is a cloud service from AlchemyAPI that takes advantage of machine learning and computer vision technologies to allow publishers and providers of ad networks to more easily monetize content.