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- The RSS data from various news sources such as Google News and Reuters is aggregated and then displayed on a Timeline widget. Uses the MIT Simile timeline.
- Indexes many Web 2.0 sites like Digg, Stumble, delicious, etc. and displays the top 10 links that overlap, providing an instant zeitgeist of super popular links.
- This nice graphing application shows you the count of del.icio.us tags applied to a given URL over time. By Terrell Russell.
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Maestro.Fm wants to take your music experience to cloud nine, maybe even ten. Actually that could be a little overstated, but at least they are going to use cloud computing to do it. With a functionality similar to Google Music, a little application runs on your PC and uploads all your music to Maestro. Once it’s there, it’s augumented with album art, lyrics, and other lovely decorations. It’s kind of like a music library makeover. Google already has a thick collection of API services. Will they be interested in opening Google Music up for developer access? Don't wait around and wonder, the Maestfo.fm API is already here.
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