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YouTube API Discussed In Latest Office Hours

It’s sometimes easy to forget that YouTube is part of the Google family of products. Good thing we have developer hangouts to remind us that the folks at Google are constantly improving the YouTube experience for developers who use the API. The latest YouTube API Hangout featured the YouTube Product Management team talking about the new CORS support in the …

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Google Maps Still Bleeding Developers, Businesses

If you’re Google Maps these days, you’re not really watching the dominoes fall away from you so much as those dominoes have sprouted legs and started fleeing from you to distant, more agreeable climes. First foursquare bailed for MapBox, Apple’s been developing its own in-house mapping software, and Wikipedia decided it preferred to hold hands with OpenStreetMap. Concerning that last …

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Google Analytics Switching Over To Core Reporting API Next Week

If you’re a user of Google Analytics, then no doubt you’re familiar with the Data Export API. You are also probably aware that Google replaced the Data Export API with the Core Reporting API in December of last year. Google gave developers six months to switch over to the new API and those six months are just about up. Google …

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YouTube API Gets Better Playlist Support

Back in March, YouTube launched a new feature for the YouTube API that would allow people to include lists of videos in the player. It was great since it let users watch a continuous stream of content without ever leaving the embedded video player. The only problem is that the playlist wasn’t readily available to the user at all times. …

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Google APIs Explorer Gets Updated Look

One of the best things Google has done for developers over the last year was the Google APIs explorer. It allowed developers to try out the various APIs that Google offers while giving them tips on how to best take advantage of it. It didn’t seem like it could get much better than that, but Google has a habit of …

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Google Ads API Getting Java Client Library Rewrite

Java is really popular or so says Google. The Java Client library for Ads API is still used by a lot of developers despite the fact that it’s really old. Google tried to fix what was already there, but old dogs can’t learn new tricks. That’s why Google got a new dog that can learn all kinds of new tricks. …

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Hangouts API Version 1.1 Discussed In Office Hours

The metahangout that is the Google+ Office Hours went down this week and the discussion is one that developers will want to check out. J.D. Salazar and Richard Dunn from the Hangouts API team took time to answer developer questions and talk about the new features in Hangouts API Version 1.1. This week’s hangout is chock full of details clocking …

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Bing Search API Now Available With Tiered Pricing Structure

Microsoft turned some heads last month when they announced that the Bing Search API would be heading exclusively to the Windows Azure Marketplace. A lot of non-profit groups like libraries were understandably upset because Microsoft wanted $40 a month just to use the new API. After hearing the criticism from non-profit groups, Microsoft has adjusted the pricing to include a …

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Google Maps API History Revealed In Office Hours

The Google Maps team does some of the more interesting things on the Web. It’s always a pleasure to hear what they have to say so this week’s Office Hours hangout is a treat. This week has Josh Livni and Peter Birch of the Google Maps and Earth team talking about the Google Maps API. They start the hangout with …

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Google Releases API .NET Client Version 1.2

Updates are a common thing in the land that Google occupies on the Internet. One of the more rare updates to come from the company, however, are for its Google APIs .NET client library. You can celebrate today as a new version has been released into the wild. Austin Skyles, a software engineer for Google and Developer on the .NET …

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Google Chrome Gets Experimental Web Intents API

Google launched the lastest stable release of Chrome yesterday. The big update was the addition of tab syncing across all platforms using a Google ID that’s signed into Chrome. There was another update, however, that is much more valuable to developers. Announced last year, Google’s Web Intents project is now available in the stable release of Chrome. As was explained …

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Google Implementing Places API Search Refinements

One of the more interesting things Google has been involved with recently is its Places API. When it brought search along for the ride, it made the Places API even more valuable. There were still areas in which search could be improved. Thankfully, Google has been proactive in bringing updates to the Places API to make it more valuable to …

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