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Based on a filing with the FTC, Robert Scoble is reporting that Apple bought Siri and its voice-driven personal assistant. The iPhone app, which we covered in February, uses over 35 APIs to find the exact data the user seeks. With a price rumored at $200M, this is by far the most paid for a mashup.
To combat payment fraud, WePay, an API-centric payment provider that launched in 2008, built Veda. WePay recently unveiled a new API at the Finovate Spring conference.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Financial, and Monetization. Highlights include new APIs from Western Union, an API for comparing currencies, and an API for managing employee benefits. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.