This SDK is a Python client library to access the Alpaca Trading Platform. The Alpaca API allows you to access account information, orders, positions, assets, and more. The Alpaca Trade platform provides a Rest interface that connects applications with a real-time brokerage service to manage capital, stocks, and algorithms from one integrated service. Alpaca enables you with the ability to build and trade with real-time market data for free.
You ever wonder how Google is able to figure out just what the heck you're talking about when you search for "blue album cover" and you're not talking about the first Weezer album? Google is able to use your previous search, as well as a plethora of other sources, to predict what it is you are most likely trying to find. Pretty cool stuff, once you get past how uncomfortable that may be.
In what might be a first in the world of open APIs and mashups, a developer has been sued by a major corporation for developing an application using a third party web service API. As TechCrunch's Jason Kincaid reports, Ryan Sit, the talented developer behind a number of popular mashups is being sued by EMI for his application Favtape because it uses the Seeqpod API. Of course it's not unusual for a record label to aggressively use the courts to defend copyright, but this appears to take the battle to a new ground. As Jason describes: