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Earlier this week, ProgrammableWeb reported that Amazon has released an In-App Purchasing API for applications and games developed for Mac and PC platforms. A Kindle Fire In-App Purchasing API has been available in the Amazon Mobile App SDK since early last year. Amazon has now announced that another tool will be made available for developers to monetize games and applications; Amazon Coins, a new virtual currency for Kindle Fire that will be launched in the U.S. this May.
Open data platform Factual continues its expansion into the local market. The new "monetize API," as the company is calling it, helps connect developers--and their users--to coupons, table bookings and other referrals to local places. The developer, in turn, gets a cut of whatever Factual earns from the deal. The addition to the Factual Places API comes with four launch partners, including the two most popular daily deal websites.
First, a close friend loses everything in a house fire. Not long after, close family members are rocked when a flood destroys their belongings. What can be done in the face of tragedy and loss? For the noble minded the only thing to do is to work to better prepare your friends and neighbors for the next catastrophe to strike. This was the story told by Jennifer Morehead, CEO and founder of Lockboxer, a site to track your stuff that makes a refreshing use of shopping APIs to find out how much your stuff is worth.