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NodeShift wants to challenge the hyperscalers with its decentralized cloud

When the large cloud providers have excess compute capacity, they tend to discount it through programs like AWS’s and Azure’s spot instances. Any time a server idles, it isn’t making

Fertility tracker Glow fixes bug that exposed users’ personal data

A bug in the online forum for the fertility tracking app Glow exposed the personal data of around 25 million users, according to a security researcher. The bug exposed users’ first and last names, s

Social networks are getting stingy with their data, leaving third-party developers in the lurch

2023 was the year social networks realized that they were sitting on massive troves of data. And some companies, such as Twitter (now X) and Reddit, decided to change their terms to shut out third-par

Meta cuts off third-party access to Facebook Groups, leaving developers and customers in disarray

The recent surprise announcement that Meta will soon be shutting down its Facebook Groups API is throwing some businesses and social media marketers into disarray. On January 23, Meta announced the re

Instagram head says Threads API is in the works

Instagram head Adam Mosseri said today that a Threads API is in the works. This will give developers a chance to create different apps and experiences around Threads. Mosseri was responding to journal

Third-party Reddit app Narwhal hopes to survive Reddit’s app purge with a subscription plan

After a nasty battle between the developers of third-party apps and Reddit management, ultimately resulting in a site-wide protest, many app makers were put out of business due to Reddit’s price

Redditors are already using r/place to address API controversy

Reddit’s r/place is one of the most oddly inspiring events on the internet, as diverse communities from across the platform come together to paint together on the same massive digital canvas. Bu

OpenAI makes GPT-4 generally available

OpenAI today announced the general availability of GPT-4, its latest text-generating model, through its API. Starting this afternoon, all existing OpenAI API developers “with a history of succes

US Patent and Trademark Office notifies filers of years-long data leak

The federal government agency responsible for granting patents and trademarks has confirmed it inadvertently exposed about 61,000 filers’ private addresses in a years-long data spill. The U.S. P

Gladia turns any audio into text in near real time

Meet Gladia, a French AI startup that wants to change how companies interact with audio data. The company develops an audio transcription application programming interface (API) that you can integrate

Reddit CEO doubles down on attack on Apollo developer in drama-filled AMA

Reddit’s unpopular decision to revise its API pricing in a move that’s forcing third-party apps out of business has taken a weird turn. In an AMA hosted today by Reddit co-founder and CEO

Reddit makes an exception for accessibility apps under new API terms

Reddit says it will update its newly revised API terms to carve out an exception for accessibility apps, which allow users, including people who are blind or visually impaired, a way to browse and use

Escape dynamically scans APIs to find security flaws

French startup Escape has raised a $3.9 million (€3.6 million) funding round shortly after ending Y Combinator’s winter 2023 cohort. The company provides a cybersecurity product focused on securin

Multiple subreddits and moderators are protesting Reddit’s API changes

Multiple subreddits and moderators are protesting Reddit’s API pricing changes that may shut down many third-party clients. Popular subreddits such as r/aww, r/video, r/Futurology, r/LifeHacks a

Developers of third-party Reddit apps fear shutdown because of API pricing changes

Christian Selig, the developer of the popular iOS Reddit client Apollo, posted on the social network on Wednesday saying that the social network’s new API pricing might put him out of business.

A developer exploited an API flaw to provide free access to GPT-4

A developer is attempting to reverse-engineer APIs to grant anyone free access to popular AI models like OpenAI’s GPT-4 — legal ramifications be damned. The developer’s project, GPT4

Reddit will begin charging for access to its API

Following on the heels of Twitter’s decision to restrict third-party access to its data, Reddit today announced that it’ll begin charging for use of its API. It’s not a blanket polic

Coast, a demo platform for ‘API-first’ companies, lands $2.1M

Spencer Levitt and Austin Pager met early on as classmates at Northwestern University and spent the next several years building apps powered by a wide range of APIs. After developers kept tapping them

Coinbase launches wallet API to help integrate Web 2.0 devs into web3 world

Coinbase, the second largest crypto exchange by trading volume, has launched a new product to help onboard developers into web3, the company shared with TechCrunch on Wednesday. It should be easier to

OpenAI debuts Whisper API for speech-to-text transcription and translation

To coincide with the rollout of the ChatGPT API, OpenAI today launched the Whisper API, a hosted version of the open source Whisper speech-to-text model that the company released in September. Priced
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