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Developers working with Google's next generation of its popular mapping API (our Google Maps API Profile) will be pleased to learn that some new features have been added to the API. Since its initial release a little less than a year ago, v3 of the Google Maps API has steadily been growing in terms of features and functionality. The latest addition of features are three new "layer classes" that make it dead simple to add KML (or GeoRSS), traffic, or bike routes as overlays on a Google Map.
PeopleBrowsr is another “noise to signal” processor of the social media tidal wave. The Research.ly platform they provide is impressive and engaging. I had to pry myself away from it. It is a tool to answer the question, "who in this social media landscape is relevant on this topic?" but that is just the beginning. The PeopleBrowsr API is a pay to play way to gain social media intelligence.
Keen IO is working to enable analytics easily for all APIs. The company provides analytics and data science features for mobile apps and web dashboards. By providing the basic infrastructure, analytics for APIs is made easier. In an interview with Dan Kador, co-founder and CTO of Keen IO, he shares his vision and plan for a more analytically layered programmable web.