April 3, 2015
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Gridspot beta's new API could be to Amazon's cloud services what Amazon is to bookstores: a fiercely disruptive competitor. The API details show how users can manage large-scale computing using idle computing power around the world. According to Gridspot, that is the secret behind their jaw-dropping cloud power pricing, which they claim is 30 times cheaper.
Textalytics believes that when it comes to tuning in on Internet banter, different types of businesses have different needs. To that end, the Madrid-based text mining specialist this week launched a family of industry-specific semantic APIs. The company claims its RESTful APIs are plug-and-play, easy to use, and multilingual.
Amazon just dropped prices on its popular Amazon S3 API, which provides storage to much of the web. The service will pass 1 trillion objects stored this year. With that volume comes opportunities to lower the costs, as we've seen from other companies whose entire product line includes APIs.