A number of ad tech sources reported that Snapchat has engaged select ad partners for an advertising API development. Snapchat declined to comment, but many have anticipated an advertising API from Snapchat. While an ad API makes sense, Snapchat has an unfortunate history with API vulnerabilities.
Twitter's announced "promoted tweets", a way for businesses to send their status messages into the timelines of users who may not follow them. Many developers are wondering how it affects updates via the API--will promoted tweets show up in results from API calls?