TOP NEWS Targets Developers With API

Los Angeles-based an online web site focused on political social networking, said Tuesday that it has launched a new application programming interface (API) targeted at helping developers tap into information about publicly elected officials. The firm said its API provides access to over 10,000 public official profiles. The firm--which is currently trying to raise its first round of funding from investors--is providing a REST API which allows any web developer to retrieve information about which Senators, Representatives, and other politicians represent a specific area, and also pulls other information about those elected officials. Ad-supported FreedomSpeaks also provides tools to help members to write letters, delivered via email and fax, to public officials.