Developer Roger Lee announced today that he would shut down Job Change Notifier, a LinkedIn app that sent an email every time a member of the user’s network changed his or her title on the site. The death of the app, which had 100,000 users, is evidence that users sometimes suffer when later-stage companies begin to restrict access to their APIs, or application programming interfaces, to drive their monetization strategies.
Feedly today launched a Web RSS reader to replace Google’s, which the company will retire on July 1.
Foursquare has tapped the social data reseller Gnip to be the exclusive distributor of its check-in data, the companies said today.
Last month, Google was able to expand its social log-in dramatically by simply integrating its log-in feature with identity management providers Gigya and Janrain. The deal shone a spotlight on service providers who are usually invisible to end users.
PeopleBrowsr, the parent company of Kred, and Twitter have settled a lawsuit over PeopleBrowsr’s access to Twitter’s data “firehose,” the companies said today.
After completing a troubled fundraising round earlier this month, Foursquare is investing in the places database it has developed from user check-ins, but the work leaves unanswered the question Foursquare has not been able to answer convincingly: how to motivate users to continue to check in.
In its ongoing efforts to police how its data is used by third-party apps, Twitter this week shut down mobile TweetDeck apps, Facebook integration with TweetDeck and use of the social commerce app Flattr on its platform.
Evernote iOS apps now allow users to scan business cards and make dinner reservations.
Gnip, which licenses so-called firehose data from Twitter, Tumblr, WordPress and Disqus to report to brands how they are being discussed on social media, will add data from several other major social networks, the company said today.
Twitter will soon add metadata to tweets that will allow users of its API to filter the tweets they call up by language and importance, the company said today.