The Amazon Marketplace Web Services Java SDK by William Speirs offers the updates of Maven (from Ant), Java 1.6, and HTTPClient 4.2. This SDK is a newer version of Amazon MWS and the work created in a Summer internship at The University of Advancing Technology.
Thread Genius recently launched with the goal of mapping the world's visual taste. Thread Genius believes that web recommendations based on text fall short of capturing consumers' true taste. Its computer vision technology captures taste on visual input. Its API opens the service to others.
While the market seems obsessed with Groupon, other leading deal aggregators are working their way to impressive number of deals offered, subscribers, developer mindshare and big partnerships. Dealmap, the coupon aggregator, has just announced a big partnership deal with Microsoft Bing, where its Dealmap API will be used to publish local and daily deal content to consumers via Bing on the web and mobile Bing offerings.
Warranty Hotel, leading developer of innovative technologies for product warranty storage and management, announced the open Warranty Hotel API for retailers and e-tailers. The API aims to complement Warranty Hotel's most popular product, Warranty Hotel Standard, a platform that easily integrates with POS systems and e-tailer checkout carts. The API allows retailers to include a QR code on receipts which allows consumers to access warranty information from various purchases in a single location.