AP Enriches Third-Party Publishers Content with Metadata Services

Eric Carter, July 3rd, 2012

Associated Press MetadataThe AP Metadata Service that has internally powered the Associated Press’ award-winning news operation is now available to third-party developers and publishers. The service is aimed at publishers looking to “add rich metadata to their content, enabling them to connect their customers with more relevant news and information.” The AP delivers the Metadata service in a cloud-based offering via a set of APIs associated with the organizations news content.

NewsCred Launches API-driven News Stream to NY Daily News

Robert Egert, March 26th, 2012

NewsCred PlatformNewsCred, the API-driven service that provides curated news content announced a new implementation to NYDailyNews.com, the fifth largest newspaper website in the US. Leveraging NewsCred, the Daily News site will include a Desi News section targeting the rapidly growing South Asian community.

Pearson Provides Its Travel, Financial and Dictionary Content as APIs

Kin Lane, August 17th, 2011

FT PressPublisher Pearson recently launched its new API program with three of its top titles. The new platform provides a common set of tools that developers have grown accustomed to: documentation, sample code, app showcase, blog, forum and FAQs, for example. Pearson has a lot of content to pick from with its core offerings, as well as its numerous partners, and they decided to start by launching three very different content APIs: FT Press API, Longman Dictionary API and Eyewitness Guide to London API.

$25,000 E-signature Hackathon From DocuSign Coming in May

Adam DuVander, April 21st, 2011

DocuSign EnterpriseE-signature company DocuSign is celebrating its new San Francisco office with a Hackathon on May 14 and 15. The event will bring developers together to build atop its DocuSign Enterprise API. After 35 non-stop hours of heated competition, four winners will receive $25,000 (USD) cash prizes.

Covering Mashup Growth

John Musser, December 15th, 2006

Quick pointer to a couple of interesting, thoughtful posts on mashups this week:

The growth of mashups continued throughout 2006: Dion Hinchcliffe does a good thorough review of the state of mashups today: lots of examples but lots of unanswered questions and models yet to be defined or proven (the “value proposition”), potential support issues, monetization [...]

E-Commerce Guide: The Lowdown on Mashups

John Musser, November 20th, 2006

Quick pointer to the story on mashups by Jennifer Schiff over at E-Commerce Guide, “The Lowdown on Mash-Ups”. The article takes a very commerce-centric view of mashups, looking at where money is, or isn’t, being made in mashups. It includes interviews with me, analyst Freeman Evans over at Jupiter Research, and Robert Yeager, the developer [...]

CEO Guide to Mashups

John Musser, November 12th, 2006

This week’s issue of BusinessWeek has a four-part special report entitled “CEO Guide to Mashups” by Rachael King. The articles cover the enterprise mashup space, consumer mashups, mobile and banking mashups.

Building a Business on a Mashup: “These combos of disparate programs or Web applications are in the hobbyist phase, but entrepreneurs are seeking to turn [...]

Web 2.0 Principles and Best Practices

John Musser, November 9th, 2006

In news closer to home, as Tim O’Reilly noted this week, in conjunction with this year’s Web 2.0 Summit O’Reilly Media has just published a 100 page report Web 2.0 Principles and Best Practices, with yours truly as the author. It is a pragmatic guide to the why, what, how and who of Web 2.0: [...]

Mashups for Lawyers

John Musser, October 12th, 2006

Quick note on a story run yesterday over at law.com by John K. Waters: Mashups to Re-Map the Legal Tech Market?. It seems that the first “legal-tech mashup” might be a Google Maps feature added to the Lawbase software suite from 25-year-old vendor Synaptec Software. The examples of how this might be used given by [...]

We All Work for Google

John Musser, October 11th, 2006

That is the message from Quentin Hardy’s interesting article in the current issue of Forbes: The Google Industrial Complex. He makes a good case for it. “Every time you run a Google search, you make its brain more powerful…With every ad click comes a little more revenue.” (Of course Forbes was also on the [...]

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