API Scraping News

These are the news items I've curated in my monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the API definition conversation and I wanted to include in my research. I'm using all of these links to better understand how the space is testing their APIs, going beyond just monitoring and understand the details of each request and response.

Title Source Visit
Why Startups Need an API (2012-04-21) tune.com
New Changes to Our Scrapy Cloud Platform (2015-01-22) blog.scrapinghub.com
Introducing ScrapyRT: An API for Scrapy spiders (2015-01-22) blog.scrapinghub.com
What?s News Where? An Analysis of what made the front page of news sources across the globe with MonkeyLearn Entity Extraction (2015-02-24) kimonolabs.wpengine.com
Scrapinghub crawls the Deep Web (2015-02-24) blog.scrapinghub.com
rvest: R package to scrape web data (2015-03-02) flowingdata.com
Handling JavaScript in Scrapy with Splash (2015-03-02) blog.scrapinghub.com
How Google Pulls Structured Snippets from Websites Tables (2015-03-03) moz.com
Skinfer ? a tool for inferring JSON Schemas (2015-03-04) blog.scrapinghub.com
WPAS - Protect Your Data And Prevent web Scraping (Utilities) (2015-03-08) codecanyon.net
Tomato or Tomahto? How Next Caller uses kimono to add pronunciation to caller ID (2015-03-09) blog.kimonolabs.com
Scraping, Enriching, and Visualizing Data: A CrowdFlower Meet Up (2015-03-13) www.crowdflower.com
The History of Scrapinghub (2015-03-16) blog.scrapinghub.com
Open March Madness API (2015-03-18) blog.kimonolabs.com
Could Kimonolabs#039; March Madness API Have Saved Your Bracket? (2015-03-24) www.programmableweb.com
6 PHP Libraries For HTTP And Scraping Websites (2015-04-07) www.developersfeed.com
Scrape Data Visually with Portia and Scrapy Cloud (2015-04-07) blog.scrapinghub.com
Scraping Web Pages With R (2015-04-15) blog.ouseful.info
Are you getting the whole story? Investigating biases in mainstream news (2015-04-17) blog.kimonolabs.com
Introducing crawl history error reports (2015-04-21) blog.kimonolabs.com
Frontera: The Brain Behind the Crawls (2015-04-22) blog.scrapinghub.com
The SEC API by Kimono (2015-05-02) kimonolabs.com
Generate high quality potential candidate leads (2015-05-03) blog.kimonolabs.com
Announcing PDFTables.com (2015-05-18) blog.scraperwiki.com
Why Developers Should Avoid Screen Scraping (2015-05-21) openlegacy.com
The screen-scraping vs. direct API integration debate: whats the best strategy for your mobile commerce site? (2015-06-01) www.information-age.com
How Contactive builds complete user profiles with kimono (2015-06-02) blog.kimonolabs.com
Building knowledge graphs for new technologies with kimono (2015-06-08) blog.kimonolabs.com
End User Programming at the Office for National Statistics (2015-06-10) blog.scraperwiki.com
Learn to scrape and build a Reddit API in Flask (2015-06-25) www.airpair.com
PDFTables: All the tables in one page, CSV (2015-06-30) blog.scraperwiki.com
The four kinds of data PDF (2015-08-11) blog.scraperwiki.com
Fragments ? Scraping Tabular Data from PDFs (2015-08-11) blog.ouseful.info
Number of prescriptions by location (2015-08-28) blog.scraperwiki.com
How Indiana?s Legislative Site Foiled Attempts to Scrape It (2015-08-30) www.programmableweb.com
Acquiring at Digital Scale: Harvesting the StoryCorps.me Collection (2015-12-08) blogs.loc.gov
Create Your Own Web Scraper Using node.js and Get Data in JSON Format (2015-12-13) www.codeproject.com
Finding Common Phrases or Sentences Across Different Documents (2015-12-13) blog.ouseful.info
Kimono : Turn websites into structured APIs from your browser in seconds (2016-01-05) www.kimonolabs.com
Scrapy Tips from the Pros: Part 1 (2016-01-19) blog.scrapinghub.com
Simple Way to Convert HTML Table Data into PHP Array (2016-01-25) www.codeproject.com
Python 3 is Coming to Scrapy (2016-02-04) blog.scrapinghub.com
Portia: The Open Source Alternative to Kimono Labs (2016-02-17) blog.scrapinghub.com
Kimono Alternative for Web Scraping - ParseHub (2016-02-20) blog.parsehub.com
Migrate your Kimono Projects to Portia (2016-02-25) blog.scrapinghub.com
Splash 2.0 Is Here with Qt 5 and Python 3 (2016-02-29) blog.scrapinghub.com
Screen-scraper 7.0 Released (2016-03-02) blog.screen-scraper.com
How Web Scraping is Revealing Lobbying and Corruption in Peru (2016-03-09) blog.scrapinghub.com
Data mining the Votes of Members of the Polish Parliament (2016-03-14) dzone.com
Website Scraping Using Selenium, Docker, and Chrome With Extensions (2016-03-16) dzone.com
Power Your Sports Stats with Web Scraping (2016-03-16) blog.parsehub.com
This Month in Open Source at Scrapinghub March 2016 (2016-03-16) blog.scrapinghub.com
Scrapy Tips from the Pros: March 2016 Edition (2016-03-23) blog.scrapinghub.com
Scraping Images and Files Using Casper.JS (2016-03-23) dzone.com
Web Scraping to Create Open Data (2016-03-30) blog.scrapinghub.com
PHP Web Scraper - Easily Grab HTML From Websites (2016-04-04) codecanyon.net
Trawling the Companies House API to Generate Co-Director Networks (2016-04-04) blog.ouseful.info
WrapAPI ? APIs for the whole web (2016-04-05) wrapapi.com
Instapaper launches Instaparser API (2016-04-06) blog.instapaper.com
Mapping Corruption in the Panama Papers with Open Data (2016-04-06) blog.scrapinghub.com
Webscraping with C# - point and scrape! (2016-04-07) www.codeproject.com
Crawling a website with the SearchBlox API (2016-04-12) www.searchblox.com
Data Journalism Tools Part 1: Extracting and Scraping Data (2016-04-13) blog.silk.co
Grok Your Data with the New MonkeyLearn Addon (2016-04-14) blog.scrapinghub.com
Scrapy Tips from the Pros: April 2016 Edition (2016-04-20) blog.scrapinghub.com
List of most active web crawlers and spiders (2016-04-28) deviceatlas.com
How To Export Website Content To Excel (2016-04-29) www.magnolia-cms.com
Harvesting Searched for Tweets Using Python (2016-05-02) blog.ouseful.info
Introducing Scrapy Cloud 2.0 (2016-05-04) blog.scrapinghub.com
Scrapy + MonkeyLearn: Textual Analysis of Web Data (2016-05-11) blog.scrapinghub.com
Google just open sourced something called Parsey McParseface, and it could change AI forever (2016-05-12) thenextweb.com
Parsey McParseface ? The world?s most accurate open source parser (2016-05-13) github.com
Wells Fargos Bid to Vanquish Screen Scraping (2016-06-06) www.americanbanker.com
Introducing the Datasets Catalog (2016-06-09) blog.scrapinghub.com
Jam API ? Parse web pages using CSS query selectors (2016-06-09) github.com
Web Grabber - WordPress HTML Scraping Plugin (2016-06-13) codecanyon.net
Introducing Portia2Code: Portia Projects into Scrapy Spiders (2016-06-29) blog.scrapinghub.com
Business Data Spider (2016-07-02) codecanyon.net
Scrapely: The Brains Behind Portia Spiders (2016-07-07) blog.scrapinghub.com
ParseHub vs. Import.io ? which alternative is better for web scraping? (2016-07-12) blog.parsehub.com
QuickCode is the new name for ScraperWiki (the product) (2016-07-14) blog.scraperwiki.com
Scraping the Web for Water Levels using PowerShell (2016-07-14) learn-powershell.net
ParseHub vs. Scrapy Comparison ? which alternative is better for web scraping? (2016-07-15) blog.parsehub.com
Capybara and Selenium for Testing and Scraping (2016-07-15) dzone.com
Scrapy Tips from the Pros: July 2016 (2016-07-20) blog.scrapinghub.com
Local Google Results Scraper (2016-07-26) codecanyon.net
Practical tips for scraping data (2016-08-04) flowingdata.com
This Month in Open Source at Scrapinghub August 2016 (2016-08-04) blog.scrapinghub.com
July 2016 Crawl Archive Now Available (2016-08-09) commoncrawl.org
LinkedIn sues anonymous data scrapers (2016-08-15) techcrunch.com
LinkedIn Goes After Anonymous Data Scrapers (2016-08-16) www.pcmag.com
Introducing Scrapy Cloud with Python 3 Support (2016-08-17) blog.scrapinghub.com
Facebook Twitter Scraper For Business (Search) (2016-08-22) codecanyon.net
I Dont Need No Stinking API - Web Scraping in 2016 and Beyond (2016-08-24) franciskim.co
How to Crawl the Web Politely with Scrapy (2016-08-25) blog.scrapinghub.com
Improved Frontera: Web Crawling at Scale with Python 3 Support (2016-09-01) blog.scrapinghub.com
Extracting text from an image with OCR (Optical Character Recognition) using Node.js (2016-09-08) community.havenondemand.com
Tweet: Learn how to handle #Javascript in #Scrapy with Splash: https://t.co/jM2GwEpOiF #opensource #data #python https://t.co/D690EKjm7y (2016-09-13) twitter.com
Screen Scraper Mitigation and Dogfooding Included in Riot Games#039; Textbook API Justifications (2016-09-15) www.programmableweb.com
Tweet: Nice shout out in the @guardian for @importio https://t.co/HfdlZIzeEh (2016-09-15) twitter.com
August 2016 Crawl Archive Now Available (2016-09-16) commoncrawl.org
Data Sets Containing Robots.txt Files and Non-200 Responses (2016-09-16) commoncrawl.org
Extract Structured Data From Web Sites Using Analyze URL (2016-09-21) blog.algorithmia.com
How to Fix Crawl Errors in Google Search Console (2016-09-21) moz.com
Extraction and analysis of signatures from the Gene Expression Omnibus by the crowd (2016-09-26) www.nature.com
How to Run Python Scripts in Scrapy Cloud (2016-09-28) blog.scrapinghub.com
Domain whois, web scraping and more with Node.js MongoDB (2016-09-30) www.freelancer.com
Tweet: Scrapy 1.2 is out, with new features, bug fixes and better docs! Check the release notes and upgrade: https://t.co/Ph9IKLJN66 (2016-10-03) twitter.com
Tweet: The architecture diagram was greatly improved in Scrapy 1.2: https://t.co/978svMNg3p Many thanks to @lorenaelise and long live #opensource! (2016-10-04) twitter.com
September 2016 Crawl Archive Now Available (2016-10-07) commoncrawl.org
Why Promoting Open Data Increases Economic Opportunities (2016-10-19) blog.scrapinghub.com
Introducing Our Data Collection Endpoint (2016-10-21) blog.scaleapi.com
A Fast Way to Scrape Image URLs from Webpages (2016-11-03) blog.algorithmia.com
October 2016 Crawl Archive Now Available (2016-11-07) commoncrawl.org
Building a Sentiment Analysis Pipeline for Web Scraping (2016-12-30) blog.algorithmia.com
Netflix/sketchy: A task based API for taking screenshots and scraping text from websites. (2017-01-05) github.com
Facebook User Data Scraping From Posts (Social Networking) (2017-01-31) codecanyon.net
Block Web Crawlers With Rails (2017-02-11) dzone.com
FutureTDM: The Future of Text and Data Mining (2017-03-03) blog.okfn.org
Banks, consumer groups agree: Screen scraping needs better regs (2017-03-08) www.americanbanker.com
OG-Miner : Data Crawling on Steroids. (2017-04-04) umbrella.cisco.com
Someone scraped 40,000 Tinder selfies to make a facial dataset for AI experiments (2017-04-28) techcrunch.com
Massive Tinder Photo Grab Is Latest Scary Warning To Be Careful What You Post (2017-04-30) www.huffingtonpost.com
40,000 Tinder Pics Scraped Into Big Data Service (2017-05-02) www.itsecurityguru.org
Fintechs fight plan to bar screen scraping and protect European banks (2017-05-08) www.cnbc.com
Sample Data is Great! But it is only Half the Story (2017-05-15) www.promptcloud.com
Outsourcing your Web Scraping Project: Things to Know (2017-05-22) www.promptcloud.com
Web Scraping (2017-05-29) medium.com
May 2017 Crawl Archive Now Available (2017-06-05) commoncrawl.org
How We Optimized Our Web Crawling Pipeline for Faster and Efficient Data Extraction (2017-06-07) www.promptcloud.com
Scraping Dynamic Websites: How We Tackle the Problem (2017-06-09) www.promptcloud.com
Why Customization is the Key Aspect of a Web Scraping Solution (2017-06-12) www.promptcloud.com
Why Do FinTechs Want To Save Screen Scraping? (2017-06-22) nordicapis.com
ABBYY’s new version of TextGrabber is a super useful OCR and translation app (2017-06-22) techcrunch.com
Why Enterprises Outsource Web Scraping to PromptCloud (2017-06-23) www.promptcloud.com
Scraping the Steam Game Store with Scrapy (2017-07-07) blog.scrapinghub.com
Do You have the Right Web Scraping Team? (2017-07-17) www.promptcloud.com
Screen scraping 101: Who, What, Where, When? (2017-07-19) medium.com
Google Sheets vs Web Scraping Services (2017-07-19) www.promptcloud.com
Make a Web Scraper with AWS Lambda and the Serverless Framework (2017-07-23) medium.com
5 Reasons Why You Should Scrape Competitor Prices (2017-07-26) www.promptcloud.com
Best Programming Languages for Web Scraping (2017-08-09) www.promptcloud.com
API disobedience — provide API to your data or someone else will (2017-08-11) medium.com
Should Data Scientists Learn Web Scraping? (2017-08-14) www.promptcloud.com
LinkedIn loses legal right to protect user data from AI scraping (2017-08-14) thenextweb.com
Microsoft ordered to let third parties scrape LinkedIn data (2017-08-15) www.theverge.com
LinkedIn can’t block scrapers from monitoring user activity (2017-08-15) www.engadget.com
Judge orders LinkedIn to stop blocking data (2017-08-15) hosted.ap.org
Is LinkedIn trying to protect your data — or hoard it? (2017-08-15) www.washingtonpost.com
How to Extract Data from a Website using CrawlBoard (2017-08-16) www.promptcloud.com
Web Scraping: Challenges and Roadblocks (2017-08-18) www.promptcloud.com
Scraping with paging (2017-08-19) medium.com
Legality of Extracting Publicly Available User (2017-08-21) www.promptcloud.com
How to build a Scalable Crawler on the cloud, that can mine thousands of data points, costing less… (2017-08-22) medium.com
Web Scraping by Leveraging Ruby (2017-08-23) www.promptcloud.com
Rapidly Extract Information from Public Websites (2017-08-23) blog.algorithmia.com
The future of your data could rest in the outcome of LinkedIn vs HiQ case (2017-08-24) thenextweb.com
European Commission is Right To Reject a Screen (2017-08-30) www.datainnovation.org
FIDO Alliance FIDO Alliance Addresses PSD2 Screen Scraping Debate in Letter to European Commission and European Parliament (2017-09-08) fidoalliance.org
Mastering Python Web Scraping: Get Your Data Back (2017-09-12) medium.com
How to gather information about companies from the news (2017-09-15) medium.com
Why Has Ecommerce Companies Opting For Web Scraping Increased? (2017-10-01) www.promptcloud.com
Leveraging Web Scraping for Cryptocurrency Trading (2017-10-18) www.promptcloud.com
PromptCloud launches a Web Scraping Forum (2017-10-27) www.promptcloud.com
A Faster, Updated Scrapinghub (2017-11-05) blog.scrapinghub.com
How to Scrape Instagram Profiles (2017-11-13) dev.to
Open Banking & Screen Scraping – Dave Tonge – Medium (2017-11-22) medium.com

If you think there is a link I should have listed here feel free to tweet it at me, or submit as a Github issue. Even though I do this full time, I'm still a one person show, and I miss quite a bit, and depend on my network to help me know what is going on.