The Zirra Timeseries Node.js Sample Code demonstrates how to access timeseries, a particular metric about Company entities tracked over time. For example, one timeseries might be daily number of times the given company mentioned in the news. Another might be the daily web traffic the company gets at its main website.
Lately we're seeing a lot more talk about API monetization. Last week we covered TweetPhoto's efforts at encouraging developers to use the TweetPhoto API through a transactional payment model (one penny or so for each photo uploaded via the API). Last month we covered Bandsintown, which provides affiliate earnings via use of its Bandsintown API. And more recently Touchnote announced an affiliate payment model (with a whopping 30% royalty) for developers working with its image API.
Data Explorers tracks financial data (i.e. securities lending, short selling, fund activity, etc.) and captures over 85% of global transactions each day. The Data Explorers API (DX-Open) allows “developers to integrate [the Data Exporers’] database directly into your current workflow.” DX-Open levels the playing field from a transaction standpoint. Now home-based, day-traders have access to the same robust data that was formerly limited to global financial institutions and seasoned practitioners.