The cloud came tumbling down for many startups and sites based on the Amazon EC2 API today. There's a perception that storage and scaling in the cloud is supposed to mean we don't have to deal with outages. It's pretty clear that's not actually the case, as some popular sites like Heroku and Foursquare nosedived.
Google has announced changes to the Google Drive and Google Picker APIs that will change the way that developers authenticate download requests. The authentication changes will affect all users that currently authorize Google Drive download requests via an access token in a query parameter.