Patient data API pivotal to DeepMind’s push into UK’s NHS

DeepMind CEO and co-founder Mustafa Suleyman talks to TechCrunch about its expanded collaboration with the Royal Free NHS Trust, including a forthcoming health data API infrastructure. He also respond

Announcing the last batch of tickets for the Disrupt SF Hackathon, plus the emcees, judges & API workshops

The Disrupt SF Hackathon kicks off this Saturday, September 9th at noon and you still have a chance to snag a ticket. Also, we’re excited to announce the hackmasters, judges and API workshops

Microsoft’s Excel API, which lets developers access data stored in spreadsheets, hits general availability

After a relatively short beta, Microsoft today announced that the Excel API -- a way for developers to programmatically use Excel for Office 365 for doing calculations, building dashboards and more --

Medium nabs Embed.ly to add to its list of publisher tools

Medium announced today that it has acquired Embed.ly to support publishers with backend APIs for embedding content. Embed.ly supports writers by providing analytics on content and customized recommend

Scale lets companies outsource their human-powered tasks with one line of code

A new startup called Scale, officially launching today, wants to make it easier for businesses to outsource their core processes and tasks that require people, not algorithms, to handle. This could i

New ticketing technologies will open more doors to live entertainment

Teams and artists aren’t able to manage their businesses effectively, e.g. they cannot move prices in real-time in response to changes in supply and demand (closed ticketing systems don’t expose t

An interview with the anonymous founder of PostGhost

PostGhost was a service that stored and displayed the deleted Tweets of celebrities and politicians. Created as a way to keep public discourse honest, Twitter shut it down with a cease and desist warn

Blackmoon launches in the US to match investors with balance-sheet lenders

It was only a matter of time before Tinder for balance-sheet lenders and debt investors became a thing. Financial matchmaking platform Blackmoon launched this week in the United States. The platform

Walgreens extends its developer efforts with two new APIs

Walgreens (yes, that Walgreens — the one that also owns Duane Reade and is trying to buy Rite Aid for $17.2 billion) has long offered a number of tools for developers who want to plug into both

Flipboard confirms it will get cut off from Instagram after the feed API ends this month

As Instagram continues to make moves to strengthen its platform with more features to keep users visiting it and staying longer, Instagram’s decision to kill off its feed API on June 1 has cl

Twilio launches add-on marketplace

Twilio today announced the launch of its add-ons marketplace. Using these add-ons, developers who use Twilio’s API to power the messaging features of their apps and services can easily combine

Oracle CEO claims it discounted Java by 97.5% to beat out Android on Amazon’s Paperwhite

Oracle and Google continue to fight it out in a retrial over $9 billion that Oracle claims Google owes it for using its Java code in its popular Android mobile platform. And in the process, we&#8217

Your voice is your password with Sesame’s Alexa app

Between Alexa’s built-in functionality and Skills API, you can now use the platform to do almost anything. Simple voice commands let you do things like order a pizza, send someone money on Venm

Aylien launches news analysis API powered by its deep learning tech

Text analysis startup Aylien, which uses deep learning and NLP algorithms to parse text and extract intel from documents for its customers, has launched a new tool specifically focused on analyzing wr

Square copies Stripe with new online checkout API

Watch out <a target="_blank" href="https://www.braintreepayments.com">Braintree</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://stripe.com/">Stripe</a> and other online checkout systems, Square is going after y

Uber announces a more immersive ‘Ride Request’ option for third-party apps

Uber added a ride request button to let third-party apps add the ability to order a ride last year, but today it has introduced a more feature-rich option that it says caters to requests it has receiv

Houzz opens its Commerce API to third-party vendors

Houzz, the home remodelling site with a focus on giving you house envy, today announced that it is opening up its Commerce API for third-party developers. While you may mostly look at Houzz as a mobi

Google launches new services for Android game developers

Google today announced a number of new services for game developers at its annual Developer Day at the Game Developers Conference. They include tools for managing virtual goods and currencies, the lau

Riff wants to replace YouTube for TV show reaction videos

YouTube is a beautifully weird world full of surprises. It turns out there’s a big community of TV show and movie reaction YouTubers out there. Some of them have hundreds of thousands of subscribers

Instagram kills newly launched ‘Being’ app, which saw 50K downloads its first week

In case there was any doubt where Instagram was drawing the line when it came to its shutdown of third-party feed reading apps, it appears that its decision to revoke API access doesn’t just ex
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