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  • Amazon Cloud Drive Gets Its Own API

    Amazon Cloud Drive Gets Its Own API

    Amazon is working to make its Cloud Drive service more competitive in the crowded online storage market. After recently bundling free, unlimited photo storage on Cloud Drive for Amazon Prime customers, today the company is going after developers with a new Cloud Drive API. The API will allow third-party developers to integrate Cloud Drive into their own applications, so they can focus more… Read More

  • Dash Launches Chassis, An API To Build The “Internet Of Cars”

    Dash Launches Chassis, An API To Build The “Internet Of Cars”

    Dash was one of the earliest and most design-focused apps to offer direct connectivity to your car via their OBD-II port, which is designed to provide mechanics with detailed stats and information. Now, the app is expanding beyond its own software with the Chassis API, a connected car platform that gives other developers access to fuel consumption and efficiency data, driving stats like… Read More

  • Cloud Printing And Shipping Service Lob Raises $7M Series A

    Cloud Printing And Shipping Service Lob Raises $7M Series A

    Y Combinator-backed Lob, which creates a developer API that lets companies integrate printing and shipping services into their apps, has raised a $7 million Series A round led by Polaris Partners with participation from other investors including First Round Capital and Floodgate. Lob announced its $2.4 million seed round back in November 2013. Read More

  • Hailo Launches API For E-Hailing On The Same Day As Uber

    Hailo Launches API For E-Hailing On The Same Day As Uber

    Not to be left behind in the growing feud between Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and others, Hailo has launched a public API for its taxi hailing service, on the very same day Uber announced its own. The startup, which launched in 2011 in London but has since expanded to various cities across the UK, London and Canada, originally dealt in standard taxis vs. Uber’s black car focus, but has since… Read More

  • Uber’s API Launch Lights The Way For Sharing Economy Apps

    Uber’s API Launch Lights The Way For Sharing Economy Apps

    Convincing users to join new collaborative consumption ventures can be a tall order, but Uber’s API launch today gives us a glimpse at how others building businesses along similar lines might be able to juice usage and find a lasting place in the virtual toolboxes of smartphone owners. The fact is that most of the so-called sharing economy apps offer services that complement other apps… Read More

  • No, The New Gmail API Is Not Killing IMAP

    No, The New Gmail API Is Not Killing IMAP

    Yesterday, at Google’s I/O developer conference, the company announced a new way for developers to build apps that integrate with Gmail, via its brand-new Gmail API. Designed to allow programmatic access to messages, threads, labels and drafts, the API was initially misunderstood by some as Google’s attempt to “kill off IMAP,” an older email protocol that offers… Read More

  • Gogo Opens Up Its APIs To Allow Developers To Build Better In-Flight Apps

    Gogo Opens Up Its APIs To Allow Developers To Build Better In-Flight Apps

    Now that most airlines allow you to use your mobile devices during flights and many offer Wi-Fi on their planes, it’s no surprise that we are also seeing more applications that enable that in-flight use. Most major U.S. airlines use Gogo to power their on-board connectivity, and the company obviously wants to encourage people to sign up for its service. Its latest effort to get people… Read More

  • Kloudless Makes Connecting Apps To Multiple Cloud Storage APIs Easier

    Kloudless Makes Connecting Apps To Multiple Cloud Storage APIs Easier

    At last year’s Disrupt NY, Kloudless launched its service for easily moving data between email and various clouds. That, however, was just the first stage in the service’s evolution. Returning to the stage at Disrupt NY today, Kloudless CEO and co-founder Eliot Sun announced the launch of the company’s API that allows developers to easily connect their apps to multiple… Read More

  • Aylien Launches Text-Analysis API To Help Developers Extract Meaning From Documents

    Aylien Launches Text-Analysis API To Help Developers Extract Meaning From Documents

    Working with text is often a messy business for programmers. While code has to be unambiguous, words tend to be anything but. Over the years, a number of companies like Alchemy and Thomson Reuters have launched services based on natural language processing (NLP) and machine-learning algorithms to help developers more easily extract meaning from documents. Now, Aylien is joining the fray with… Read More

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