The New York Times Article Search Ruby SDK by Kazuhiro Yamada offers interaction with the functionalities of search, reference, and news service of the New York Times from 1851 to the present time. Includes installation, usage, and contribution steps. Additional API information is available at http://developer.nytimes.com/docs/read/article_search_api_v2%3E%60_
Those worried about the longevity of their tweets have another reason to relax. The Social Archive, which also stores status messages for many StatusNet-powered sites, is entering the Twitter search game. It joins Topsy, Tweet Scan and Twitter's own search engine, which received a recent upgrade.
Event ticketing service SeatGeek has made its internal recommendations service available in the SeatGeek API. Developers can now integrate the advanced recommendations functionality of the SeatGeek platform into websites and applications.
The fusion of technology and journalism continues apace. On a Manhattan rooftop next month, an emerging breed of journo-geeks will enjoy a coming-out party of sorts, in the form of a Hacks/Hackers mixer at Gawker's NoLIta headquarters. Across the Atlantic, meanwhile, there's less glitz but growing interest in the marriage of news and technology, as evidenced by the European Journalism Centre's standing-room-only roundtable on data-driven journalism last week in Amsterdam. (I attended and spoke about the creation of the Data Desk at my alma mater, the Los Angeles Times.)