Quandl Founder Tammer Kamel wants to create a new Wikipedia for Numeric Data. Quandl has built a sort of "universal data parser" which has thus far parsed about 2.8 million datasets without anything from any data publisher. As long as they spit out data somehow (excel, text file, blog post, xml, api, etc) the "Q-bot" can slurp it up. The result is quandl.com as sort of "search engine" for numerical data. Quandl's bot returns data in a totally standard format. The idea with Quandl is that you can find data fast, and it is ready to use.
Spire is a company that operates with the stated goal of “collecting data from space to solve problems on Earth.” The company does this by using satellites to identify and track global resources and weather systems. Spire has recently announced the release of the Spire Aviation AirSafe API.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Economics and Energy. Highlights include the QuickChart API for creating data charts, the Genomelink API for adding DNA profiled genetic attributes to apps, and the Milez API for frequent flyer miles data.