These are news items I've curated in my Google Reader, Twitter and bookmarking using Pinboard. Sometimes I add a little commentary to each post.
I use many of these curated links in my research and writing. If you are interested in receivig data feeds of all my curated, please let me know.
feedproxy.google.com on 05/09/2013
Excerpt: The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), one of the oldest nonprofit investigative reporting organizations in the United States, has just announced the launch of the brand new VA Backlog API which allows anyone to access the VA backlog-related data available in the CIR database. Back in August 2012, the CIR published an interactive map (updated weekly) that demonstrates and compares in real-time the backlogs and wait times at 58 VA regional offices. Since the publication of the VA backlog interactive map, many well known journalists and media outlets have been citing CIR’s data analysis in stories that bring attention to the VA backlog.... read the full post.
Tags: , API-Evangelist, API-Stack, Case Study, Federal Government, Story
blog.parse.com on 05/09/2013
Excerpt: The cap on the number of roles you are allowed to have in your Parse application has been lifted, and all Basic, Pro, and Enterprise Parse users can now create unlimited roles for rich access control.... read the full post.
Tags: , API-Evangelist, API-Stack, BaaS, User Management
developers.blog.box.com on 05/09/2013
Excerpt:... read the full post.
Tags: , Acquisition, API-Evangelist, API-Stack, Crocodoc
blog.programmableweb.com on 05/09/2013
Excerpt: Dropbox has announced its first developer conference: DBX. On July 9th, Dropbox will host an invited group of developers and designers to San Francisco to share ideas with developer brethren and learn about what’s coming from Drobox. Although attendees must be invited, tickets are $350 and those interested can request an invitation. For one day, Dropbox partners and evangelists will gather at Fort Mason to better understand the Dropbox API and what changes and improvements are on the way. Only a couple of months away, Dropbox will continue to post new information surrounding DBX. Follow the updates at @dbx2013.... read the full post.
Tags: , API-Evangelist, API-Stack, Cloud Storage, Dropbox
readwrite.com on 05/09/2013
Excerpt: The Open Compute Project (OCP) - started two years ago by Facebook to promote open-source hardware solutions for data centers - announced on Wednesday that it has started a new project to develop a specification and "reference box" for a "open" networking switch. (See also Facebook's Group Hug Frees The Microprocessor From The Motherboard. ) The project will be led by Najam Ahmad, who runs the network engineering team at Facebook, and high-profile companies including Intel, VMware and Broadcom - among others - have already signed on to participate. The new project's goals include helping software-defined networking (SDN) "evolve and flourish" and creating "flexible, scalable, and efficient" data center infrastructures.... read the full post.
Tags: , API-Evangelist, API-Stack, Datacenter, Facebook, Networking
www.planbox.com on 05/09/2013
Excerpt: This feature lets you integrate Planbox with source control tools, and allows you to interconnect them through the use of issues. You can check out the documentation, and download our Chrome plugin.... read the full post.
Tags: , API-Evangelist, API-Stack, GitHub, Project Management
www.fcc.gov on 05/09/2013
Excerpt: The FCC's Accessibility and Innovation Initiative is pleased to commemorate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) today. Global Accessibility Awareness Day is a community-driven effort dedicated to raising the profile and heightening awareness of digital accessibility to the broadest audience possible. Over the years, Congress has designated the FCC as the federal agency responsible for implementing various laws intended to make communication technologies more accessible to people with disabilities. This post highlights resources toward available on www. fcc. gov. We will also be tweeting messages with the hashtag #GAAD.... read the full post.
Tags: , Accessibility, API-Evangelist, API-Stack, Federal Government
thenextweb.com on 05/09/2013
Tags: , API-Evangelist, API-Stack, Files, Google
info.crunchbase.com on 05/09/2013
Excerpt: Since launching the CrunchBase Venture Program at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC last week, we’ve added more than 100 venture firms, angel groups, and incubators to the program including Google Ventures. Together our partners have taken part in over 3,900 funding rounds, funded 2,700 companies, and helped guide investment of over $35B. Beyond the numbers, each firm we’ve spoken to has given us incredible feedback about the platform and offered their support in building out an open, timely, and accurate dataset. Here’s a sampling of what we are hearing: SoftTech VC is very excited to support the development of Crunchbase into an even more comprehensive data set for our community of startups and investors.... read the full post.
Tags: , API-Evangelist, API-Stack, Investment, VC
gsablogs.gsa.gov on 05/09/2013
Excerpt: Today’s ground-breaking Executive Order and new Open Data Policy requires agencies to open up new data and information, present them in human- and machine-readable formats, and help to usher in the next stage of open data innovation. GSA’s Data. gov will continue to be the main home for opening up government data to help citizens make better-informed decisions and empower businesses to be more innovative. GSA’s Data. gov is the main home for opening up government data to help citizens make better-informed decisions and empower businesses to be more innovative. As a priority Open Government Initiative for President Obama’s administration, GSA’s Data.... read the full post.
Tags: , API-Evangelist, API-Stack, Data.Gov, Federal Government
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