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The Amazon Web Services team has announced a new "Requester Pays" pricing model for their Simple Storage Service (S3). Amazon's S3 service, which provides scalable access to Amazon's online data storage infrastructure, enables customers to rapidly scale their platform using a cost effective pay-as-you-go model. Now, the new S3 Requester Pays Model gives S3 customers the built-in ability to charge their users for specific data transfers. Furthermore, Amazon takes care of the billing for the requested data, eliminating excess accounting overhead for the data providers. From their announcement:
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Healthcare, Cryptocurrency, and Restaurants. Highlights include an API for genotyping and an API for retrieving crime statistics and safety quality by location. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
TD Ameritrade's open API, Veo, has been used to offer greater insight to traders through integration with third party applications and its own trading services (e.g. service accounts, process client data, money on demand, etc.). However, TD Ameritrade may have shown its true belief in the power of APIs with its acquisition of iRebal. By integrating iRebal's rebalancing software with the Veo API, TD Ameritrade is able to remove tedious, manual processes that typically appear with rebalancing.