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.
A couple of recent posts give great insight into how the New York Times uses APIs to enhance its news coverage. It uses its own APIs, both internal and open, to create responsive applications that can explain sports, politics and more.
API Moscow just opened its doors with plans to spark entrepreneurial activity and prevent innovative companies from taking talents abroad. The API in the name refers to application programming interface that PW, and many others, find the future of the connected world will be built upon. Although APIs will most likely play an essential role among the many startups that will occupy the incubation space, in the case of API Moscow, the name represents the connection where innovators, investors, mentors, and markets can meet and launch new businesses and products.
Microsoft as expected last week announced that it would be integrating its Yammer social networking and Skype unified communications services with Microsoft Dynamics CRM software. This week Microsoft took that effort a step further via an alliance with Moxie Software under which another social networking application for the enterprise is being integrated within Microsoft Dynamics.