This Monday, scraping-as-a-service provider Kimono Labs announced that it is being acquired by Palantir Technologies and will be shuttering its service. According to a message posted on the Kimono Labs website, the Kimono team will be joining Palantir, a private software and services firm.
Thirty-One more APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Stocks, Artificial Intelligence, and Location. Featured today are APIs for LivePerson customer chat services and an API for creating and managing Alexa Skills. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
In big news on the government data and transparency front, the premier provider of federal campaign finance information, Center for Responsive Politics (CRP), have announced they are opening for bulk download 20 years worth of data used to power their web site OpenSecrets.org. More than 200 million records are being made available of itemized contributions, campaign spending, lobbying, personal finance, and sponsored travel. CRP began tracking campaign contributions in the late 1980s. Their stats and staff are trusted and quoted by the Media as the gold standard reference.