A federal judge has ruled that Microsoft's LinkedIn service must make the data found in most of its users' profiles freely available to third parties who want to programmatically "scrape" the site for that data instead of going through the service's official API and abiding by its Terms of Service.
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.
Sometimes what is happening now is not as important as what happened then. I am speaking of the past and how it can help you piece events together. This what makes Gnip’s newest Twitter search API so powerful.