US Air Force Goes API-first, Apiture $10M, New Relic AIM
The API Changelog issue 2023.47
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Sentry, the only developer-first application monitoring platform, announced upgrades like new support for its growing European customer base with EU data residency support, enhancements to Performance Monitoring and Session Replay, as well as the addition of new platforms, integrations, and public APIs.
Salesloft has enhanced its AI-powered revenue workflow platform by adding new features and capabilities. These include an open API for customers to input custom data into Salesloft's platform, Rhythm. Launched in the Summer of 2023, Rhythm translates buyer behavior into specific actions for sellers in a single, personalized workflow.
Nylas has formed a partnership with Twilio to enhance customer engagement through API integrations, enabling advanced developer experiences and more efficient customer interactions. The combined use of Nylas' communication APIs with Twilio Flex promises to simplify workflows, improve automation, and provide unified access to email, calendar, and contact data.
Infura, a web3 API provider developed by Consensys, has partnered with 18 other internet infrastructure companies, including Microsoft and Tencent Cloud, to create the Decentralized Infrastructure Network (DIN). This decentralized RPC-as-a-service offering will provide a new way for developers to connect to Ethereum-based blockchains.
The U.S. Air Force's CTO, Jay Bonci, announced an API-first strategy aiming to standardize APIs to enable real-time data sharing across Defense Department systems, underscoring the move's importance for joint and coalition operations. The DAF’s upcoming API strategy, which includes tools for standardized API formats and procedures, will soon seek public feedback to ensure alignment with DoD and allied partners, promoting interoperability and mission success.
Apiture, an API-centric digital banking solutions provider, has secured $10 million in funding to expand its product development and sales for its platform aiding over 300 financial institutions. Having raised $79 million since 2017, Apiture's investment will bolster innovation and integration efforts within its banking API platform, enhancing services for a competitive market.
Uniblock, a startup focused on helping developers build on the blockchain through its pioneering Unified Web3 API platform, announced a funding round of $2.3 million. Uniblock aims to tackle fragmentation by connecting blockchain tools, such as Alchemy, thirdweb, Moralis, Parsiq, Covalent, and QuickNode, into one Web3 API platform. See additional coverage on Yahoo!finance.
Silverflow, a cloud-native payment processing technology company, has raised a €15 million investment. The platform offers a single API connection to card networks, simplifying the payment process significantly.
New Relic has launched New Relic AI Monitoring (AIM), the first APM solution dedicated to AI-powered applications. AIM is now integrated with Amazon Bedrock, a service fully managed by AWS that facilitates the accessibility of foundational models from leading AI firms via an API to construct and scale generative AI applications.
Startup AI Talos presented Face GPT, a revolutionary skincare solution designed to transform routines through personalized analysis. The goal is on global accessibility, emphasizing integration with popular platforms like Shopify, and WooCommerce, and an API for developers to seamlessly incorporate Face GPT into their websites.
Discord is shutting down its AI chatbot Clyde, which was powered by OpenAI's API, starting December 1. The reason behind the decision has not been specified but it is speculated that it might be reintroduced as a Nitro-exclusive feature.
Paysafe announced a new partnership with Fanatics Betting and Gaming, the subsidiary of global digital sports platform Fanatics Holdings Inc. Under the deal, Fanatics Sportsbook has integrated with Paysafe to offer its customers traditional card payments and other alternative payment methods. Paysafe’s unique API-based solution provides Fanatics Sportsbook with a range of options for making deposits and receiving payouts. See additional coverage on Businesswire and VARinsights.
Cloud-native SaaS core banking platform 10x Banking has partnered with Ozone API to simplify the delivery of Open Banking APIs for banks. This collaboration aims to streamline the implementation of Open Banking APIs for banks on a global scale. See additional coverage on FintechFinance News, The Paypers, and IBS intelligence.
Optty platform has partnered with Monoova to gain access to Australia’s payment rails, including PayTo, PayID, BPAY, and online card payments, all via Monoova’s API. CEO and Co-founder of Monoova, said: "Monoova's powerful all-in-one API allows businesses like Optty to seamlessly add all Australian rails to their existing payment solution.” See additional coverage on IBSintelligence.
P2P.org the non-custodial staking provider which boasts thousands of institutional clients, has announced a partnership with SSV.Network to introduce the DVT Staking API. The DVT Staking API is designed to cater to the complex requirements of custodians, wallets, and neo-banks, offering a streamlined workflow for staking services. The API acts as a bridge, facilitating the integration of DVT-powered staking requests using the SSV protocol, thereby enhancing the overall security and robustness of institutional staking operations. See additional coverage on blockchainreporter and FinaceFeeds.
Kronos Research, the Taiwanese trading platform, has been hit by a $25 million exploit. The breach, attributed to unauthorized access to API keys has thrust the company into crisis management mode. See additional coverage on crypto.news, The Block, Cointelegraph, and Tokenhell.
Innovative API security platform FireTail welcomed Mikko Hypponen and Sounil Yu to the company’s advisory board. The aim is to help FireTail navigate this critical period of company growth, and contribute to continued innovation and meeting the API security needs of today’s leading organizations. See additional coverage on businesswire.
42Crunch has announced the integration of its API security audit and vulnerability testing solution with Microsoft Defender for Cloud to provide Microsoft customers continuous API protection from design to runtime. See additional coverage on Yahoo!finance and Help Net Security.
Cequence Security announced its participation in the Microsoft Security Copilot Partner Private Preview. Cequence is working with Microsoft product teams to help shape Security Copilot product development in several ways, including validation and feedback of APIs to assist with Security Copilot extensibility. See additional coverage on Bdaily News and SecurityBrief.