Trace the Dollars Behind the Story with Poligraft

Matthew Casperson, August 27th, 2010

PoligraftIt seems that news pieces are rarely written from a neutral point of view these days, and political news can be especially prone to bias. But how can the average reader, who probably has no idea of the political ties between those mentioned in a news piece, see the larger picture? Sunlight labs, who are dedicated to creating tools that make government data more accessible, have a new service that helps you see the story behind the story.


32 APIs Used in 7 Days: YouTube, Box.net and Twitter

Adam DuVander, August 21st, 2010

This past week 23 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 32 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Amazon Marketplace Web Service, Campfire, Chirpio, DocuSign Enterprise, Enthusem, Intuit Data Service, Ping.fm, Tropo and zanox. The most often used APIs this week are Box.net, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (5 APIs, 9 mashups), Enterprise (4 APIs, 4 mashups) and Mapping (3 APIs, 8 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


15 APIs Used in 7 Days: Facebook, Google Maps, Sunlight Foundation, Twitter, and YouTube

John Musser, June 26th, 2010

This past week 14 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 15 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Transparency Data and Twilio SMS. The most often used APIs this week are Last.fm, Twilio and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (2 APIs, 6 mashups), Internet (2 APIs, 2 mashups) and Music (2 APIs, 4 mashups).


27 APIs Combined to Build 12 Mashups: Twitter, YouTube, Google, BBC, Billboard, Amazon, Facebook, and Flickr

John Musser, March 20th, 2010

This past week 12 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 27 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Bandsintown, BBC Music and Billboard. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, Google Maps Flash and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Music (7 APIs, 8 mashups), Mapping (4 APIs, 10 mashups) and Search (2 APIs, 2 mashups).


32 APIs Used in 7 Days: Amazon, Bing, Foursquare, Google, LinkedIn, MySpace, Twitter and Yelp

John Musser, January 24th, 2010

This past week 18 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 32 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include DigitalNZ, Doba, Foursquare, Hi5, Mobypicture and Yahoo Placemaker. The most often used APIs this week are Flickr, Google Maps and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Social (8 APIs, 11 mashups), Mapping (6 APIs, 13 mashups) and Music (2 APIs, 2 mashups). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


15 API Used in 7 Days: Calais, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, MusicBrainz, SoundCloud, and Twitter

John Musser, December 12th, 2009

This past week the new mashups added to our mashup directory used 15 different APIs. The most often used APIs this week are Flickr, Twilio, and Twitter. And the most frequently used types of APIs were Social (4 APIs, 6 mashups), Music (3 APIs, 4 mashups), and Bookmarks (1 API, 1 mashup).


19 API Used in 7 Days: Google, Gov 2.0, Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, Wikipedia

John Musser, November 15th, 2009

This past week 13 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 19 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Cicero, GovTrack.us, Open Government Data Initiative, and Touchnote. The most often used APIs this week are Google Maps, GovTrack.us, and Twitter. And the most commonly used types of APIs were Mapping (4 APIs, 9 mashups), Government (3 APIs, 4 mashups), and Social (2 APIs, 4 mashups).


API Value Creation, Not Monetization

Laura Merling, June 23rd, 2009

Why is it that the most common questions people have about providing open APIs are often about monetization? While there are many possible answers, two reasons that stand out are: a) the API is a distribution channel, and when you think new distribution channel there is an expectation around revenue opportunities; and b) if you are the person in your company trying to define the business case for an API to the executive team, there is a big hurdle to overcome, because business executives tend to see an API as a cost center and want to know how to measure the pay-off.


45 Different APIs used in 7 Days: From Digg to Netflix to FriendFeed to YouTube

John Musser, June 21st, 2009

This past week 27 new mashups were add to our mashup directory and 45 different APIs were used to build them (certainly the most number of APIs we’ve seen used in a single week). Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include Amazon Fulfillment Web Service, Amazon Queue Service, Best Buy Remix, Billboard, New York Times Movie Reviews, ViaMichelin. The most frequently used types of APIs were Mapping (7 APIs, 18 mashups), Search (5 APIs, 8 mashups), and Video (4 APIs, 8 mashups) and the most often used APIs this week are Flickr, Google Maps, and YouTube. The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:


Yahoo Releases Placemaker: A Geo-Enrichment Platform

Andres Ferrate, May 20th, 2009

Yahoo PlacemakerToday at Where 2.0 Yahoo announced the release of Placemaker, a new “geo-enrichment” platform. The freely-available platform, which includes an API (our Placemaker API Profile), enables developers and publishers to make applications and data sets location-aware by determining the “whereness” of unstructured content (such as blog posts, new articles, feeds, and web pages).


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