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Diffbot Uses Robots To Extract Data From E-commerce Sites

Diffbot announced today that it is relasing a new API that uses robots to understand and extract data from e-commerce sites. The robotics company, which uses vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence to analyze and extract data from web pages, appeared at the Bing-sponsored LAUNCH event last year, where it laid out is plans to make the entire web machine-readable. …

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Facebook Launches Local Currency Payments API, Sets Date For Facebook Credits Death

About a year ago, Facebook announced that it was launching subscription payments and local currency support for in-app payments while getting rid of Facebook Credits. In March, the company previewed local currency payments for game developers. Today, Facebook announced that it’s launching the local currency payments API for all game developers, and that on September 12, it will no longer …

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Google Launches Google Maps Engine API

Google has announced the launch of the Google Maps Engine API, which lets developers use Maps Engine in their own apps for the first time. Last year, Google relaunched Google Earth Builder as Google Maps Engine. “Maps Engine lets organizations use Google’s fast and reliable cloud infrastructure to layer their data on top of a Google Map and share their …

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Google Analytics Gets Content Experiments API

Google announced today that is launching a Content Experiments API for Google Analytics. This is a tool developers can use to test site content with programmatic optimization, and turn Google Analytics into an A/B testing platform. “By utilizing our multi-armed bandit approach, you can maximize results by efficiently determining which assets on your site perform best to offer an improved …

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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Google Play Game Services

During today’s Google I/O keynote, the company announced Google Play game services – a series of APIs that help developers add more features and value to their Android and iOS games. Much like Apple’s Game Center or Xbox Live, Google Play game services adds a number of features to Android or iOS games that users expect, and developers have been …

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Google Aims To Simplify Mobile Shopping With ‘Instant Buy’ [Google I/O]

According to Google, the abandonment rate of shopping carts on mobile is a whopping 97%. With that, they’re providing an HTML5 autocomplete function in mobile Chrome, and a new Google Wallet “Instant Buy” API to fill out info in three steps: checkout button, review billing and shipping, and submit. That’s down from these 21 steps, as outlined during today’s Google …

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Want To Build Something For Google Glass? This Video Is A Good Place To Start

Google held a developer talk about Google Glass at SXSW last month. Developer advocate Timothy Jordan spoke to developers about the Google Mirror API, which is what they’ll use to build services for Glass. He also gave a demo, and talked about guidelines and examples of new experiences that they’ve been building. “Glass is a very ‘right now’ device,” he …

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Adobe, HootSuite Talk About New Twitter Marketing Integrations

As previously reported, Twitter has officially launched its Ads API. Initial partners include: Adobe, HootSuite, Salesforce, SHIFT and TBG Digital. Adobe shared some early results, as its Media Optimizer tool (which manages over $2 billion in annual ad spend) utilizes the API. The company worked with a few of its customers, including Levi Strauss and Threadless as well as its …

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Twitter Officially Launches Twitter Ads API

Twitter has announced the official launch of the Twitter Ads API after testing it with partners since January. The first five partners include: Adobe, HootSuite, Salesforce, SHIFT and TBG Digital. “Since we launched Promoted Tweets in April 2010, marketers have come to Twitter to reach new audiences and engage with more than 200 million active Twitter users on the web, …

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Google Makes AdWords API Usage Free

Google announced that it is going to start making AdWords API usage free starting March 1. They’re doing away with the preferred pricing model. There will be two levels of API access once the changes take effect: basic and standard. The former will be the default, allowing for up to 10,000 operations per day. The latter will be available to …

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Facebook Blocks Yandex’s New Wonder App (And Twitter’s Vine) From Data

On Thursday, Russian search company Yandex launched a new social search app for the iPhone, called Wonder. The app relied on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, iTunes and Last.fm data. Unfortunately for Yandex, Facebook pulled access to its data, which was kind of a key feature. In fact, Facebook has been putting the kibosh on a number of apps it sees …

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Google Adds Review Info To Places API

Google announced the addition of Place Summaries to its Google Places API. This means developers will be able to use review information in their apps. “For example, car manufacturers can use the API to provide drivers with detailed reviews of local establishments directly in their in-car system,” explains Google Places API product manager Justin Chu. “Place Summaries are curated expert …

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