Looking for something cool to do but have no idea where to start? A tool like LairOut could be helpful in this situation. It's basically a web-based event directory that allows users to access information on a number of events happening in and around their location. LairOut also provides the LairOut API that allows developers to access this functionality.
The number of available web search APIs has been reduced in recent months; Google and Yahoo have shut down a number of their web search APIs. This is the first part of a two-part article covering the state of web search APIs. The second part highlights search APIs provided by Google and Microsoft.