If there is one thing governments do exceedingly well, it's collect data. What they don’t do as well is make that data available in a way that is particularly useful. Looking to change that dynamic, Splunk has begun working with the White House on a Regulations.gov initiative to make it easier to mine the trove of government data.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories includings Recognition, Analytics, Wi-Fi, and Home Automation. Also new are SDKs for Mixpanel mobile analytics and Untappd, a social applicaiton for beer. Here's a summary of the new additions to the directory.