July 30, 2015
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A company hyper-focused on improving address books via its FullContact API has landed itself on several U.S. television shows. But they aren't talking about FullContact's technology. Instead, Good Morning America and others are focused on the company's new policy to pay $7,500 per year for each of its employees' vacations.
Germany-based "business social network" XING announced this week that the XING API is now officially out of beta, and invited external developers to register for access at dev.xing.com. Since March of this year, the XING API has been available as a "closed beta," and XING reported that over three thousand developers tried out the API during that period, "creating almost 150 active apps and producing around 17 million API requests per day."
Busy week! We've got nine job openings this week in a variety of roles. Also notable this time around is the platform positions at companies not typically known for their API work: Visa, Bloomberg and Getty Images. As more and more companies continue to build an API strategy we'll continue to see even more of these types of openings.