Daily Tidbits:TripIt debuts API for travel itineraries
TripIt has unveiled a new application programming interface for developers who want to add travel information to their sites.
Online travel itinerary and trip-planning service TripIt announced Monday that it has launched a new application programming interface for developers who want to integrate the company's travel itineraries into their respective service. The API will allow developers to share itinerary information between sites and travel agents. The first iteration of the TripIt API, which is available now, will only allow users to read, add, or delete trip plans.
ChaCha, a human-powered answers service, wants to raise $30 million in a Series C round of funding, reports PEHub. So far, the company has been able to raise approximately $11 million, but investor information has yet to be disclosed.
YouTube now allows users who leave comments to delete them. Those who wish to do so can click a new "delete" button that appears in the "Text Comments" section below a video. So far, YouTube will only allow users to delete their own comments.
ProPay, a service that competes with PayPal and provides the same basic service, announced Monday that it's now extending its offering to eBay Bronze PowerSellers. Prior to the announcement, ProPay was available only to eBay Silver, Gold, and Platinum PowerSellers. The ProPay eAuction service requires Bronze PowerSellers to pay 3.1 percent and 30 cents per transaction or lower for Silver, Gold, and Platinum PowerSellers.
The Internet has been voted the best source for investors to make financial decisions, claims a new study from Forbes. The study, which was conducted in November, found 65 percent of respondents believe the Web is the "most important source of investing information." In 2005, only 52 percent of respondents made the same claim. Newspapers, on the other hand, are losing importance. The study found that only 17 percent of all respondents say they use newspapers to make investing decisions.