This is an unofficial Ruby gem meant to wrap the Hacker News API for integration with Ruby applications. Development of this Ruby gem is still in progress and it is accepting community support. Hacker News is the official news ticker for Y Combinator. It's data may be publicly retrieved using it's API in near real time.
USA Today is keeping its promise to release more data from its network. The latest dataset that the newspaper has exposed is Articles, where you can use the USA Today API to access feeds and present it to your users in ways that you want. The dataset contains all web stories going back to 2004, as well as blog posts, newspaper stories, and even wire feeds.
The TimesOpen developer network last week gathered thinkers, tinkerers, and innovators involved in the emerging data deluge. This was their final conference prior to the first TimesOpen Hack Day this Saturday in Manhattan.
Producer and Comedian Ricky Gervais (in partnership with CloudTalk), has just launched the first-ever voice conversation application for social media. Just Sayin’ is a free cloud based iPhone application that makes it possible for users to cross-post conversations to their Twitter and Facebook profiles. Users can share any combination of voice, text, photos, and video.