Mobile phones and an increasing interest in location on the web have fueled a number of coupon and deal websites. Each seems gunning to be the site for local specials, albeit with a slightly different angle. And another thing in common? They usually have an API.
Have you noticed the many tools to share your location? There's FourSquare and Gowalla, both about a year old. Then there are old-timers like Brightkite. And now, there's one that works with all three (and a couple more).
Californian startup Espresso Logic has been given $1.6 million by investors who believe the backend service provider can create the "executable napkin". Espresso Logic also promises to make using SQL databases as simple as NoSQL, CEO R. Paul Singh told ProgrammableWeb after the funding announcement.