Look out, CloudMade. Google announced a new feature in its Maps API that lets developers control the underlying map imagery. Map Styling gives you control of colors and whether types of features are included in the map. Previously this level of map styling was only available by paying for underlying map data, or using the Open Street Map project that CloudMade is based upon.
It's been over three months since Foursquare announced V2 of its Foursquare API. At the time the company announced that its original API would no longer exist sometime this year. With an announcement to its developer list, Foursquare has now made the exact date known: August 1, V1 will be no more.