November 21, 2011
MySpace, the social network heavyweight looking to get back some of their old momentum is making a big splash with developers this week. On one hand, they announced an innovative, open platform for real-time stream access and more. But will that be overshadowed by a complete lack of care for the community that built applications on top of Imeem, the music service MySpace acquired and quickly shuttered?
ClinicalTrials.gov is a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The site provides detailed information on all U.S. clinical trials currently underway. With the ClinicalTrials.gov API, the question “What recent clincial trials have examined garlic” can be answered. That’s right, garlic is a therapeutic agent under active research. This data repository contains data on trials of both pharmacueticals and dietary supplements.
In this installment of our mashup case study series we speak to Matt Riggott, a developer in Reykjavik, Iceland. He created his music event mashup, Ripped Records, when he lived in Scotland to help him and others discover upcoming concerts. Riggott tells us he believes that showing off this side project to his now-boss "clinched" the job offer and the move to Iceland.