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Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Astronomy, Backup, Advertising, and Recognition. Highlighted are three new Payments APIs including the Openbucks cash alternative payment service API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
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:
TippingCircle, a social payments platform, has announced the launch of a brand new hybrid API that allows developers to integrate the TippingCircle platform into web, mobile and desktop applications.