August 21, 2015
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Developers with their own geographic imagery will soon be able to publish it as a layer on the Google Maps API and Google Earth API. Dubbed Google Earth Builder, the service will launch in the third quarter. From the looks of the announcement here at Where 2.0 conference, Google is dipping its toe into the traditional GIS industry. The maps developers upload will be available via API, but only to enterprise customers who pay Google for geo services.
Multi-factor authentication platform provider LaunchKey has announced new API integrations for web and mobile applications. The LaunchKey platform improves privacy and security through decentralization of credentials from personal identification information. In addition to native apps, LaunchKey offers a central API, multiple SDKs and plugins that allow for cross-platform integration with mobile devices.
A lot of developers just naturally assume their applications will run on Intel x86 server, but following the announcement of a $1 billion investment in building out the ecosystem around Linux running on Power processors IBM is hoping to alter that perception.