The New York Times Releases Its First API

Andres Ferrate, October 15th, 2008
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The New York TimesAfter much anticipation, The New York Times has released its first API: a Campaign Finance API that allows developers to retrieve contribution and expenditure data based on United States Federal Election Commission filings (our New York Times Campaign Finance API profile). The API is part of the new Times Developer Network, which will eventually give developers access to several APIs.

Best News Mashups Announced in Daylife Challenge

Kevin Farnham, August 20th, 2008

Daylife has announced the winners of the 2008 DayPI Developer Challenge. Their DayPI is a unique API for building news-based applications. We wrote about the DayPI Developer Challenge last month.

Build Multimedia Timelines with the Dipity API

Jordan Running, August 8th, 2008

DipityDipity is an innovative web service that lets users create interactive multimedia timelines for anything from breaking news to Internet Memes. But the real action is behind the scenes with their extensive web service, which allows third parties to build and manage timelines programmatically (our Dipity API profile).

Yahoo’s BOSS Advances Search APIs

John Musser, July 10th, 2008

Yahoo BOSSYahoo has taken a major step in the evolution of search APIs with today’s release of BOSS (Build Your Own Search Service). The BOSS platform lets developers build their own full-blown custom search applications on Yahoo’s index of the Internet, the same infrastructure that underlies Yahoo Search.

DayPI Challenge: Mashing-up the News

Kevin Farnham, June 19th, 2008

The Daylife DayPI Developer Challenge, which offers a US $3,500 first prize and two $750 runner-up prizes, is under way. Developers still have time to enter the competition, and win.

New APIs: News, Social Media, and SMS

John Musser, August 13th, 2007

No shortage of new APIs lately. Here’s a set of recent additions to the PW Directory that give you news aggregation, social media sharing, and business SMS messaging:

Daylife: The news aggregation service Daylife now offers their own API. A showcase example is shown below: the Treehugger RGNDX, or Green Index, that lets you track media [...]

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