Developers working with geo mashups should take note: geospatial startup FortiusOne has said that "geocoding should be a commodity" and has announced that it has released a new open source geocoder. If you're not familiar with geocoding, it is the process of assigning geographic coordinates to a location (typically an address or place name).
eeGeo has released a Points of Interest API that allows developers to submit and manage custom points of interest to be used primarily with the eeGeo example app. The API also allows outdoor POIs to be created and includes search query options such as free text search and category search.
Facebook Timeline, the new profile design launching soon on Facebook, makes broad use of the Bing Maps API. Similarly, the Facebook Places feature also incorporated Bing, but now both maps use a different, more simplified style.