February 23, 2013
Three months after its initial launch, much-talked-about data portability service Gnip has released version 2.0 of its API, as well as the first glimpse of a business model. As we covered back in March, Gnip's goal is to "connect Data Consumers to Data Publishers in a low-latency, highly-scalable standards-based way." Gnip is a sort of proxy that makes data from diverse Publishers--services like Delicious or Twitter, which create activity content--available in a unified format, and notifies Consumers--like FriendFeed or Plaxo--via a push interface when new data is available. The new version of the API adds full data delivery, XMPP support, and advanced data filtering.
Urban Airship, the most globally deployed mobile push messaging service, has announced three new world-class events will utilize its push messaging platform to keep attendees and viewers more engaged than ever before. The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, the 60th annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and the 127th Wimbledon Championships will all use Urban Airship for feature rich mobile apps and push messaging to enhance each event's experience.