This C# SDK allows access to Mastercard’s SpendingPulse dataset. The dataset is fed by near real-time with anonymous transaction data sourced from locations that accept Mastercard. Some features include; Cumulative monthly and quarterly trends, Track online purchasing trends, US gasoline sales data and more. SpendingPulse reports are available on a subscription basis, and are distributed weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually. MasterCard is a financial technical company that provides electronic payments globally for Individuals, Business, Travel and Leisure, Airlines, Telecommunications, Retail, Gaming, Entertainment and more.
Kasabi has just moved into public beta. The private beta is over, and Kasabi is openly ready and willing to become your data marketplace. This is similar to what the primates over at InfoChimps are doing: building a community around data sets and APIs. The Kasabi API collection feels like a first attempt at standardizing the task of designing an API for accessing a dataset.
Telefonica, one of the largest telcos in Europe, announced Telenor (Norwegian-based carrier) as its first carrier partner for the BlueVia API platform. The first BlueVia API available to developers is billing services. In-app billing services remove the need for marketplaces like the Apple's app store or iTunes for mobile app purchases. Instead, consumers' purchases are added to their phone bills.
In the digital age, many companies use customer touch points to collect information without capitalizing on its full potential. By allowing companies to harness the huge amounts of customer information that gets collected, APIs become a powerful tool for competitive advantage.