The Rdio Web Service Ruby SDK by Rdio allows API interaction to implement audio and music streaming. Examples show how to authorize user credentials and create playlists from artists. Rdio has been recently acquired by Pandora. For integration updates, follow @Rdio on Twitter.
TranscribeMe and MindSwarms, two San Francisco based technology start-ups, have announced that the companies have formed a partnership to provide consumer insights through speech processing of video content and to provide searchable and shareable video consumer feedback.
In another example of the ongoing battle over copyright, LyricWiki, the popular song lyric index and wiki, recently announced a major change that significantly reduces the functionality of its API (our LyricWiki API Profile). Although the API has not been shut down completely, the recent modification removes the core functionality that allows users to retrieve song lyrics.