IBM has moved to bolster its mobile computing initiative via new extensions to its Mobile First Application Development Portfolio, while at the same time opening 18 IBM MobileFirst studio locations where IBM will help developers build mobile computing applications.
The New York Times have just announced their latest web service API: TimesPeople. With this new API, the newspaper of record is giving developers access to their own Times-centric social network. This community feature, launched last spring, lets readers connect via their interest in the paper's content. The TimesPeople API now provides access to TimesPeople data for any user, including their profile, activities, news feed and social network (our TimesPeople profile).