application programming interface

application programming interface

'Random Shopper' bot buys and sends Amazon gifts to owner without help

Google threatens site that rips YouTube music videos into MP3s

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Google has reportedly threatened legal action against a website that uses the YouTube API to turn the audio from YouTube videos into downloadable MP3 files. The API, or application programming interface, gives Web developers various ways of pulling YouTube features into other websites. It, of course, has a set of...
Google threatens site that rips YouTube music videos into MP3s
Apple devs may get an SDK to create apps for iTV at WWDC

Google Releases 'experimental' Full-text Search API for App Engine

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Google is testing a long-awaited full-text search API (application programming interface) for the Google App Engine, the company said on Tuesday....
Google Releases 'experimental' Full-text Search API for App Engine
Why IBM Paid Big Bucks To Expand In The Cloud With SoftLayer
This Timeline Suggests A Twitter IPO Might Happen In August

[Infographic] Mapping the Tools in the Mobile Development Ecosystem

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The mobile development ecosystem is a large, complicated space. There are innovative startups making tools for native and mobile Web apps along with large enterprise-grade companies that offer solutions from cloud support to frameworks and developer environments. For a mobile developer, it can be confusing to know where to turn...
[Infographic] Mapping the Tools in the Mobile Development Ecosystem

Craigslist backs off on exclusive rights to user posts

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Craigslist may be tiring of its recent role as Villain of the Valley.  This week, it dialed back on a controversial term of service that gave it exclusive rights to the classified ads posted by users. As reported by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Craigslist is no longer requiring users to give...
Craigslist backs off on exclusive rights to user posts
Twitter makes nice with developers, with a timeline of upcoming changes
Craigslist posts to be "exclusive," users cannot republish

Facebook Adds API Support For Offers

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Facebook is putting some elbow grease behind its offers initiative, adding support for creating and managing offers via its application-programming interface, and expanding the beta-test to five more countries. continued… New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media....
Facebook Adds API Support For Offers

Developers: Win up to $25K in cash and prizes in The StreetApps Challenge

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As you may know, OpenCalais is a strategic initiative from Thomson Reuters, which is an industry leader in providing timely, accurate information to financial professionals.   With those professionals increasingly turning to mobile devices, Thomson Reuters is challenging developers to build the most useful, high-quality, and visually appealing mobil apps,...
Developers: Win up to $25K in cash and prizes in The StreetApps Challenge
Developer says Twitter should shut him down. He may be about to get his wish
Stormpath gives companies an easier way to authenticate users, with $8.2M

Backtracking, Google makes maps a lot cheaper for developers

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Foursquare, Google wants you back. Google is making some major price cuts to its maps application programming interface (API) in a bid to draw developers back to the service. Big users like Foursquare and StreetEasy abandoned Google Maps in the wake of Google’s price hikes. Now the company is...
Backtracking, Google makes maps a lot cheaper for developers

Amazon launches 'Login with Amazon' API for iOS, Android, web

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Online retail giant Amazon took a step to expand its footprint on the mobile platforms of both Apple and Google, introducing a Login with Amazon application programming interface that developers can integrate with their sites and apps in order to save time for their users.    ...
Amazon launches 'Login with Amazon' API for iOS, Android, web

The truth about Twitter

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Bashing Twitter has become easy. It’s making fabulously unpopular moves by restricting what developers can do with its data and application programming interface. It’s pushing your favorite third-party clients out and replacing them with its own apps, which are unfortunately inferior in a lot of ways. And it’s communicating these...
The truth about Twitter

Twitter Competitor App.net Launches File-Hosting Feature

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App.net, the paid social website that aims to take on Twitter, released its file application programming interface on Monday, allowing users of the service to host up to 10 GB of file storage on their App.net account. Users can host files like photos or videos without “siloing” them in a...
Twitter Competitor App.net Launches File-Hosting Feature
CA Technologies confirms it has acquired Layer7

Microsoft to Start Charging for Bing Search API

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Microsoft will begin charging developers to use the API (application programming interface) for its Bing search engine, the company announced Thursday....
Microsoft to Start Charging for Bing Search API

Get Ready for More TaskRabbit, With New Open API

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TaskRabbit, the Bay Area-based start-up that farms out human “rabbits” to perform the odious chores you hate to do (like build IKEA bookshelves #firstworldproblems), is introducing a version of its application that allows other companies to tap into the rabbit-hiring. In short, it’s offering an open API. For casual app...
Get Ready for More TaskRabbit, With New Open API

Google tries to destroy Oracle's case, asks for judgment on Java copyrights

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With the first phase of the blockbuster Oracle/Google case nearly headed to the jury, Google last night asked the court for a judgment that would invalidate at least a portion of the copyrights Oracle claims over Java APIs. Google's motion asks for a "judgment as a matter of law...
Google tries to destroy Oracle's case, asks for judgment on Java copyrights

OpenGL developer to create API for controlling smartphone cameras

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The Khronos Group has announced plans to create an open and royalty-free application programming interface for controlling mobile and embedded cameras and sensors, giving developers access to features such as burst modes and flash....
OpenGL developer to create API for controlling smartphone cameras
With Updated App, Path Hints at a Mature Business Model

OpenDaylight is building on our work, SDN group's director says

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The OpenDaylight Project may have won attention last week with a founding list of vendors including Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks, but it's standing on the shoulders of others, according to the head of the Open Networking Foundation.OpenDaylight will be building part of its planned framework for software-defined networking...
OpenDaylight is building on our work, SDN group's director says

New Online Tool Gives Public Wider Access to Key U.S. Statistics

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The U.S. Census Bureau today released a new online service that makes key demographic, socio-economic and housing statistics more accessible than ever before. The Census Bureau's first-ever public Application Programming Interface (API) allows developers to design Web and mobile apps to explore or learn more about America's changing population and...
New Online Tool Gives Public Wider Access to Key U.S. Statistics
Google axes Reader and Google Voice for Blackberry

Pixable sheds its Android beta tags, giving you a 'photo inbox' for all your friends' shared snaps

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Pixable has been doing a pretty good job of helping iOS users sort through the myriad of media shared by friends across a range of online services. And now it’s officially launching on Android. Just to recap, Pixable has always sold itself as “your photo inbox”, surfacing the top photos...
Pixable sheds its Android beta tags, giving you a 'photo inbox' for all your friends' shared snaps

Lunch.com Implements Facebook "Like Import" Feature

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Lunch.com, a year-old personal recommendation network that functions somewhat like Yelp, is implementing Facebook's newly launched Open Graph API (application programming interface) in an interesting way: it's doing Facebook "like" imports. In the next 24 hours, this feature will appear on the Lunch website for all users to try. Sponsor...
Lunch.com Implements Facebook "Like Import" Feature

Researcher: Twitter flaw gave third-party apps unauthorized access to private messages

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Users who signed into third-party Web or mobile applications using their Twitter accounts might have given those applications access to their Twitter private "direct" messages without knowing it, according to Cesar Cerrudo, the chief technology officer of security consultancy firm IOActive. The issue is the result of a flaw...
Researcher: Twitter flaw gave third-party apps unauthorized access to private messages
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