The Tesseract.Net SDK by Patagames offers an efficient optical character recognition library for .Net and provides high level service in equipping your application with text recognition abilities. Tesseract is an accurate OCR engine and can read a wide variety of image formats and convert them to text in over 60 languages. It can also easily convert your scanned document into searchable PDF.
Google has announced the release of Google App Engine version 1.8.1. which includes bug fixes and several significant changes. Google App Engine allows applications to be maintained, managed and run using Google infrastructure.
APIs tend to go wherever the data is, so with more data than ever showing up in Hadoop, it stands to reason that APIs would soon follow. At the Strata Conference and Hadoop World 2013 event today, Cloudera announced a Cloudera Connect: Innovators program under which developers are invited to build applications that invoke an API that Cloudera in partnership with DataBricks has created for its distribution of Hadoop.