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Companies Eager to Expand Digital Business Learn Value of the Once-Obscure API

“Gartner Inc. estimates that by 2020 more than 75% of businesses will have multiple delivery and operating systems running their digital business tools” writes Angus Loten for wsj.com. San Francisco-based API maker MuleSoft was acquired in March by Salesforce.com Inc. for $6.5 billion, the business-software giant’s largest acquisition to date.First, however, it needed to confront a lingering problem: An ever-growing pile of incompatible data trapped inside a patchwork of old and new IT systems.Once considered the duct tape of enterprise IT, the use of APIs has grown rapidly in recent…

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Game Devs Express New Fears Over Future of Mac Gaming as Apple Deprecates OpenGL and OpenCL in macOS Mojave

“Alongside the new features, Apple has confirmed that it is deprecating OpenGL (Open Graphics Library) and OpenCL (Open Computing Language) in favor of Metal.This means that apps built using OpenGL and OpenCL will still run in Mojave, but they will no longer be updated after macOS 10.14 launches” writes Am Pdt for macrumors.com. Notably, OpenGL is an open-source, cross-platform solution that made it simple for developers to build games on both Mac and PC at the same time, providing some parity to a platform that many have agreed is lacking…

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Unprotected T-Mobile API Let Anyone Get Customer Data With Just a Phone Number

“A security vulnerability in T-Mobile’s website let anyone gain access to the personal details of any T-Mobile customer using just a phone number, reports ZDNet An internal T-Mobile employee tool, promotool.t-mobile.com, had a hidden API that provided T-Mobile customer data when a customer’s cell phone number was added to the end of the web address” writes Hours Ago On for macrumors.com. Data that was available included full name, address, billing account number, and for some customers, tax identification numbers.Account data, such as service status and billing status was also included,…

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Here’s what’s really happening to third party Twitter apps on August 16, 2018

“Almost nothing is going to change in terms of third party Twitter apps on mobile” writes Joe Hindy for androidauthority.com. To summarize, this means that most third party Twitter apps won’t change much.Additionally, the few third party Twitter apps with true push notifications will lose those as well.We certainly hope that Twitter doesn’t limit the third party apps any further, but let’s face facts, they probably will eventually.We reached out to Luke Klinker (developer of Talon for Twitter, Pulse SMS, etc), as per his request, to find out what’s really…

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Slices & App Actions are Android P APIs that bring your app’s content to Google Assistant

“App Actions appear based on usage and relevance across multiple apps such as the Google App, Play Store, Google Assistant, and the Pixel Launcher” reports xda-developers.com. As users shift their attention away from individual apps to content aggregators such as Google Feed, you need to find a way to surface your app’s content where people are spending most of their time. Source: xda-developers.com Share This:

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DMG Blockchain Tackles AML For Crypto Exchanges

“Last month, cryptocurrency exchange platform Vaultbank announced a partnership with Gordian Compliance Solutions to ensure AML and Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance” reports pymnts.com. DMG Blockchain Solutions announced a new tool for crypto exchanges and enterprise payment platforms that facilitate cryptocurrency transactions aimed at enabling anti-money laundering (AML) and anti-fraud capabilities for users.In a press release on Monday (May 7), DMG said its BitScore API is now available to exchanges and payment platforms.Users submit a cryptocurrency source or destination address to the API, which then returns the risk score of…

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Former Boehner aide named CEO of top oil and gas trade group

“API is the the main trade group representing the oil and natural gas industry” writes Ap Images for washingtonexaminer.com. For decades, Gerard has been a prominent energy lobbyist in Washington, leading top fossil fuel industry trade associations from coal to chemicals to natural gas and oil.It supports the White House’s “energy dominance” agenda, including the administration’s draft proposal to expand oil and natural gas drilling into nearly all federal waters.Sommers replaces Jack Gerard, who is retiring this summer as the oil industry’s top lobbyist in Washington. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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FitBit to use Google’s Cloud Healthcare API to connect user data with electronic medical records

“Google Cloud will provide Fitbit with next-generation cloud services and engineering support, allowing Fitbit to scale faster” reports firstpost.com. Global wearable brand Fitbit has announced to use Google’s new Cloud Healthcare API to help the company integrate further into the healthcare system, such as by connecting user data with electronic medical records (EMR).By enabling Fitbit to connect and manage key health and fitness data using our Google Cloud Healthcare API, we are getting one step closer to this goal,” said Gregory Moore, vice president, Healthcare, Google Cloud.Using Google’s Cloud Healthcare…

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Armies of bots are still gathering social media info even as platforms tighten privacy rules

“They don’t need to consult the users, who posted the info publicly, or the platforms where the information is posted” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Facebook-owned Instagram is limiting the amount of data that developers can pull on users, but some businesses have found a simple workaround: Get a bot army to “read” public social media data just as any human would do.The information collected by these bots is often not as detailed or as useful as the information that could be obtained directly from the platforms. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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