This SDK is a Perl API for MaxMind's GeoIP2 web services and databases. The MaxMind GeoIP2 Database Reader and Web Service Client lets you discover information about a specific IP address and provides web services, subscription-based downloadable databases, and free downloadable databases. MaxMind provides IP intelligence services that prevent online fraud.
There are major advantages to today’s applications being built atop APIs. If you’re reading ProgrammableWeb, there’s a good chance you know all about integrating with other services. The major disadvantage of modern distributed architecture is pretty obvious—someone else’s service could go down and it’s outside of your control. You might not even know a service is down, which is why many top API providers are now making status pages available. These sites help communicate to developers when anything is amiss with the API.
With Facebook's IPO scheduled for the 18th this month, many are questioning the nearly $100 billion valuation. No one argues that individuals and companies of many shapes and sizes currently use facebook as a marketing tool. The argument boiling around Facebook is whether advertising on Facebook works. Most social websites that drive revenue through selling ad space have proprietary tools that measure ROI. However, Buddy Media hopes to remove the "anarchy" of social media marketing and give deeper insight to advertising across multiple social media sites with its new unified social media API.