November 24, 2014
Single purpose API
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This week Microsoft announced a partnership with five of largest social networks to allow users to export their contacts from Windows Live directly into those services.
Defensio, the anti-spam service, offers an API that can be integrated into blogs and web sites to fight spam comments and other unwanted spam (details at our Defension API profile). The service appears to be run by a small team, and is similar in purpose to Akismet, the much larger spam filtering service from Automattic (which powers WordPress.com), who also offer an anti-spam API.
As anyone with multiple social networking accounts can attest to, keeping track of them all can be time consuming. AIM Lifestream is a service from AOL that aggregates a number of social networking sites, and now Lifestream has been integrated into AOL Instant Messenger.