Alcatel-Lucent (ProgrammableWeb's parent company) launched a new API consulting and professional services practice to help "customers transform their businesses to take advantage of a changing landscape where APIs have emerged as the language of the information economy," according to the press release. The practice is aimed at those providing network-based services and the "repeatable innovation" model is part of the Creative Commons.
TigerText, secure mobile messaging platform, announced a $21 million second round of funding. The new funding will be dedicated to growth and further development of the TigerText API. The API focus will concentrate on integration with EHRs, PACs, and laboratory information systems. TigerText CEO, Brad Brooks, believes that secure messaging is moving towards a new era. Instead of a compliance tool, Brooks believes secure messaging will soon be considered a value add.