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Three months after its initial launch, much-talked-about data portability service Gnip has released version 2.0 of its API, as well as the first glimpse of a business model. As we covered back in March, Gnip's goal is to "connect Data Consumers to Data Publishers in a low-latency, highly-scalable standards-based way." Gnip is a sort of proxy that makes data from diverse Publishers--services like Delicious or Twitter, which create activity content--available in a unified format, and notifies Consumers--like FriendFeed or Plaxo--via a push interface when new data is available. The new version of the API adds full data delivery, XMPP support, and advanced data filtering.
Gravity, focused on personalizing the internet, has launched a new series of free APIs to further its mission. The APIs enable web publishers to recommend content to users in addition to sponsored stories from paying advertisers. Prior to the API offering, Gravity tools provided recommendations based on demographic and interests through widgets and home page personalization. The API should expand Gravity's reach into mobile apps and deeper web adoption.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb library, including offerings from Meerkat, the live streaming service, and Stream by Dextro, for visualizing data from Periscope.