SparkPost announced a version of its SparkPost API that is fully compliant with the upcoming GDPR in the EU. SparkPost EU is hosted in Europe as opposed the the US where the original API is hosted. The EU version brings compliancy as well as lower latency and increased performance to EU customers.
FullContact has announced the CardShark API. The CardShark API allows users to "to send images of business cards to FullContact, and...receive back a response containing transcribed structured contact data." The advantage the API method of optical character recognition over competitors lies in the ability to send contacts to devices and applications beyond the device that captured the initial picture.