Twitter Hosebird Client (hbc) is a Java HTTP client code library that consumes Twitter’s Streaming API. In Github, users can find features pertinent to GZip support, OAuth support, and relevant events. Also, they can see introductory tips, quick start example, details, modules, and testing guides. The authors are Steven Liu and Kevin Oliver. To report issues, users can visit https://github.com/twitter/hbc/issues
Berlin start-up Readmill, is providing a platform for eBooks that connects readers regardless of what platform they are using. Readmill's core offering is a free bookreader that competes head to head with Amazon’s and Apple’s offerings. Unlike other eReaders, Readmill is based on a device-neutral, API-driven platform that integrates social recommendations, annotations and geolocation services.
Quick: Name that professional network with more than 50 million members. Did you guess... Viadeo? LinkedIn is larger, with over 175 million members. But Viadeo has upped it is game with its acquisition of Pealk, which bills itself as the #1 head hunting App on the web. According to the press release, that search ability is what Viadeo is after.