Less than a month ago, Google made all public activities available via its "firehose." Last week, the search giant updated the Buzz API again with several interesting features, including a limited firehose, which is calls a "garden hose."
Versium, big data solution provider, has opened access to its LifeData platform via the Versium Analytics API. The LifeData platform captures data created by customer and enterprise transactions. After capture, Versium consolidates massive volumes of customer and enterprise data and produces insights rarely understood without a powerful big data engine. API access to LifeData platform allows companies to utilize Versium's matching algorithms and verification technology within existing tools and applications.
The business social network LinkedIn is shutting off access to its LinkedIn API for one company over what LinkedIn calls a terms of service violation. Headhunting app Pealk released a notice that it "will be no more" by next week. It raises the importance of reading the legal details, as well as the different definitions of open.