Developers with their own geographic imagery will soon be able to publish it as a layer on the Google Maps API and Google Earth API. Dubbed Google Earth Builder, the service will launch in the third quarter. From the looks of the announcement here at Where 2.0 conference, Google is dipping its toe into the traditional GIS industry. The maps developers upload will be available via API, but only to enterprise customers who pay Google for geo services.
Reddit announced upcoming changes to its API reporting. Starting September 21, free form reports will not be allowed from communities that have not chosen to allow such reports from users. Currently, developers can disallow custom reports, but that doesn't restrict third party clients from doing so.