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Face.com Aims To Make Fake IDs Useless With Age Detection in API Face.com Aims To Make Fake IDs Useless With Age Detection in API
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Face.com is adding age detection to its API. This news was delivered to us in an email with the subject, “Fake ID’s useless thanks to Face.com (college Freshmen mourn).” “Yep, no more lying about your age,” a spokesperson tells us. …

Spotify, Echo Nest APIs Get Integration To Make Apps More Dev-Friendly Spotify, Echo Nest APIs Get Integration To Make Apps More Dev-Friendly

Spotify and The Echo Nest have a new API integration. Sure, there were plenty of app integrations between the two before, but now a combined API offering should make things easier on developers. “Integrating Spotify’s artist and song IDs creates …

Google Apps APIs: What You Can Do With Them Google Apps APIs: What You Can Do With Them

Google, never shy about uploading videos to help people use their products better, has been uploading a lot lately. That includes this 45-minute Google Apps Fireside Chat: API Overview. “One of the many benefits of the Google Apps platform is …

Google Maps API: Make Your Maps 3D With Just Four Lines Of Code Google Maps API: Make Your Maps 3D With Just Four Lines Of Code
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Google has posted an interesting video about how to easily add a 3D view to your map, when using the Google Maps API, by taking advantage of Google Earth. In the video, Josh Livni, of Google Maps Developer Relations talks …

Bing Webmaster Tools Gets Organic Keyword Research Tool, API Bing Webmaster Tools Gets Organic Keyword Research Tool, API
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At SMX West today, Microsoft’s Bing revealed some updates to Bing Webmaster Tools. There’s a new organic keyword research tool and an API. On the keyword research tool, Bing’s Duane Forrester explains, “This tool allows you to perform keyword research …

Google Ends Picnik, Urchin, Needlebase, Social Graph API, Google Message Continuity Google Ends Picnik, Urchin, Needlebase, Social Graph API, Google Message Continuity
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“Take heed! The ants have invaded.” Picnik users will be familiar with all of those cute little picnic-related messages that appear while Picnik carries out various functions. Well, that’s the message that appears now, as Google prepares to shut down …

Google Affiliate Network API Launched Google Affiliate Network API Launched

Google just announced the release of the Google Affiliate Network API. This allows publishers and advertisers to automate various tasks related to the Google Affiliate Network. Publishers can use it to look up advertiser data or their own info. Advertisers …

Google+ APIs Get Search Google+ APIs Get Search
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Google announced some updates to the Google+ APIs, including search. The API will let developers include the ability to search public Google+ posts and people on Google+ in their applications. These are achieved using two methods: activities.search and people.search. The …

Google+ API Launched Google+ API Launched
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Google announced the launch of its first available API for Google+, which only gives access to public data. Perhaps now we get to see what Google+ is really made of. While Google will no doubt launch various APIs for its …

Google-Backed Developers Reportedly Getting Early Access to Google+ APIs Google-Backed Developers Reportedly Getting Early Access to Google+ APIs

Google isn’t expected to make its Google+ APIs broadly available for months, but it appears that developers that Google actually invests in might be getting special early access. MG Siegler is sharing an email he says was sent from Google …

Twitter Media Upload API Launched Twitter Media Upload API Launched
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Last week, Twitter rolled out its new photo sharing feature, and now they’ve announced they’re sharing the Twitter Media Upload API. This will allow developers to attach images to tweets. Jason Costa, who works on Platform at Twitter writes: If …

Web Apps to Get More Useful Web Apps to Get More Useful
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Google announced via the Chromium blog that it is working on the Web Intents framework, which will essentially manifest itself as an API that will allow web apps to communicate with one another, similar to how Android apps can. The …

Yahoo Adds Blog Search to Search BOSS Yahoo Adds Blog Search to Search BOSS

Yahoo announced today that it has added Blog Search (in beta) to Yahoo Search BOSS, the company’s “Build Your Own Search Service” open search and data platform. “Developers looking for a blog search API often find the APIs that do …

Facebook Ads API Opened Up Facebook Ads API Opened Up

Facebook has made its Ads API available to application developers that can prove they are able to provide something of value. Until now, the company has been testing the API with select partners. “To gain access to our ad creation …

Twitter’s Photo Feature and Third-Party Apps Twitter’s Photo Feature and Third-Party Apps

As you may know, Twitter announced a partnership with PhotoBucket and the ability for Twitter users to upload photos and attach them to tweets right from Twtiter.com. The functionality will also roll out to Twitter’s mobile apps. This leaves questions …

Google Introduces OAuth 2.0 Support

Today, Google made available the spec for OAuth 2.0, an update on their original OAuth for Google APIs. OAuth, which debuted in 2007, was described as a “valet key” by Eran Hammer-Lahav. The way a valet key gives only limited …

SXSW: TED Opens API to Developers SXSW: TED Opens API to Developers

TED Media Executive Producer June Cohen says TED follows a concept of “radical openness,” which is the basis for opening up the TED API. “We’re going to allow developers around the world to build their own TED apps,” she said. …

Yahoo Search BOSS Documentation Released to Developers

Last month, Yahoo announced pricing info and search advertising/branding policies for the upcoming version of Yahoo Search BOSS, which is expected to be released this summer. Now, the company has released the technical documentation for developers. 

Google Gives Third-Party Apps Access to Goo.gl
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Google has launched an API for its URL shortener, goog.gl. The API can be used to interact with the service and develop applications that store, share, and manage goo.gl URLs. 

Top Searches Will Be Influenced By Changes in Search Habits, APIs
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Tired of top ten of 2010 lists yet? Me too. We’re 4 days into 2011 now. Enough is enough. Yahoo got the memo, as now it is looking back on the past decade in search beginning with 2001, and looking at how much has changed (and how much hasn’t). 

Google Intros API Console, New Custom Search, Translate APIs
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Google announced some API news today. "Primarily, we introduced a new dashboard for APIs (APIs Console) to help developers manage their API usage across all their sites and apps," the company tells WebProNews. "We also rolled out a Custom Search API and a Translate API (all built on the API Architecture introduced at Google I/O), and we have rewritten and re-organized API documentation."