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.
It may seem like lately geo APIs and mashups are getting a lot of coverage here on ProgrammableWeb, and for due reason: the geo API providers have been busy. From the release of v3 of the Google Maps API to the release of Yahoo!'s Placemaker "geo-enrichment" platform, there has been a lot of activity on the mapping front in the last few weeks.
Commodity traders are always looking for an edge. The Market intelligence Network API could be an indispensable one that now offers the geospatial ability to track ships delivering energy products from coal to oil and natural gas by combining both satellite and shore-based data. By visualizing the flow of oil products and combining that with a wealth of data that includes vessel movement histories, porot data and a wealth of other data.