In a heartbreak for the nostalgic, Delicious, the biggest collection of bookmarks in the universe, is facing the axe. With it will follow its Delcious API, one of more popular APIs early in ProgrammableWeb’s history. The Internet was abuzz after a webcast leak from Yahoo, indicated that Delicious, MyBlogLog and other Yahoo Services were bracketed into the “Sunset Zone.” Update: According to TechCrunch, Yahoo will try to sell Delicious instead of shut it down.
Yahoo has revealed more details on its Yahoo Search BOSS, which is undergoing a major transition due to the Yahoo and Microsoft Search alliance. It had previously announced the move to a paid version of BOSS, which stands for Build your Own Search Service. Details have now emerged, with timelines and a pricing structure.
Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite. This is a cute saying if you have never had the misfortune of actually letting the bed bugs bite. But a quick Google image search shows that these little critters are no fun at all. A Yahoo Maps mashup is trying to help you find them before they get you.
Yahoo has removed the commercial restrictions on Yahoo Updates API, its social streams service that provides real-time user activity data. In addition, Yahoo increased the usage limits to make the platform more viable for commercial websites.
After about a year of uncertainty, Yahoo provided visibility on their Search! alliance with Microsoft. They announced important updates to their API offerings, including axing some and making another a paid service. Developers who have built their products on the Yahoo API or planning to, need to take note of these changes.
If you have a popular application built upon Yahoo APIs, chances are the company is interested in funding your project. According to Computer World, Yahoo has recently funded or acquired developer applications that began as products of the successful Hack Days.
Yahoo has added to its suite of useful geographic tools with a brand new geocoder called PlaceFinder. This replaces Yahoo’s old geocoding API and joins another 7 Yahoo mapping APIs in our directory for a total of 43 Yahoo APIs.
Check your team, look up player stats and see the league’s latest transactions, all from Yahoo’s latest API. Fantasy baseball and football are both supported now, with options for hockey and basketball expected in time for their seasons. And the API supports OAuth, so developers could create new interfaces to almost every feature of Yahoo Fantasy Sports.
Remember newspapers? With Yahoo Entertainment’s iPad app, you might not need to for very much longer. You’ll find the lifestyle section (Dear Abby? It’s got that) and more in the mashup that stretches across several Yahoo teams. And the way it was put together may offer a glimpse into the future of APIs and preparing content for multiple devices.