Nest is opening up its API for developers at long last starting with integrations from Chamberlain, LIFX, Whirlpool and more. Check out its ideas and see where it needs to go.
The enterprise is seeking ways to deploy best-of-breed infrastructure that spans multiple public and private cloud instances. This multicloud trend creates complex on- and off-premise IT estates that need careful management, creating a growing set of challenges for those following this path.
Expect Labs has revamped its MindMeld artificial intelligence API to support new languages, more devices and better speech recognition. The company is trying to power a new generation of apps that build on what Siri started.
Runscope, a startup providing API debugging tools for developers and enterprises, has raised $6M in first found funding led by General Catalyst Partners.
Searching through web video sucks, with most of the data coming from tags. But Op3nvoice wants to make audio from video searchable in the same way that the text-based web is today.
DueDil, a rather clever London-based outfit that uses open (and purchased) datasets to provide due diligence services, has raised another $17 million in a Series B round. The cash came from existing investors Notion Capital, Passion Capital and round leader Oak Investment Partners, and it comes on top of the $5m I reported on in April last year. In those 10 months, the “real-time decision intelligence” firm said, it has gained traction among most of the FTSE 100 companies. Customers can currently use the DueDil API to find out information about companies and directors in 22 countries, and the fresh capital injection should help spread that coverage.
The trend toward delivering ever more complicated processes as services is well established in the computing world, but CircuitHub wants to bring it into product manufacturing.
Watches, garages and data privacy are all topics of discussion in this weeks podcast featuring The Pebble Steel, a connected garage door opener and Sam Ramji of Apigee discussing business models for the internet of things.
The company behind many popular cable home automation systems is opening up to outside devices and developers. For now, a limited number of devices work with iControl’s OpenHome Partner Program, but it’s a start.
Android cameras are set to get a lot better, starting with the Nexus 5, thanks to a new API.