November 11, 2008
Single purpose API
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Getting on a plane and actually traveling somewhere is so old fashioned. Teleporting is the future. But since we haven't worked out all the kinks of physically moving our atoms from place to place, for now we have the Google Maps API and it's Street View feature.
For months, the Bing Maps site has been showing off what are essentially embedded mashups. You can search nearby tweets, FourSquare check-ins and other content from partners. Until now, it was merely a showcase of apps either written internally or by a company that Microsoft had blessed. Now, you have the opportunity to get your mashup included on Bing's map.