At the Enterprise Connect 2014 conference today Cisco announced it will be working more closely with Google to integrate conferencing services with various Google APIs. Rowan Trollope, Cisco senior vice president for collaboration, and Rajen Sheth, a product manager for Google Enterprise, took the stage to show a prototype of the Cisco Webex conferencing service running on a Chromebook. In the future, Cisco and Google will make it possible to launch WebEx directly from Google Calendar and start an instant meeting from the Google Contact Card and the Google People widget. Users will also be able to connect with others by clicking on phone numbers or extensions displayed in Gmail or Google Apps.
Gnip, never ceasing to expand access to social media data, has launched its YouTube Comments API. With the new API, Gnip hopes to offer more value to social media managers with regards to insight-rich comments that often prove difficult to harness as comments continue far after a YouTube post. Gnip includes the API as part of its famed Enterprise Data Collector.