Google has announced the release a new production version of the Google Visualization API which includes several brand new features including timeline charts, donut charts, map data refresh for geoChart, customizable tick values and labels, and other chart improvements.
When Yahoo! shut off a stock quote service that developers were relying on -- albeit anonymously -- developers erupted with disappointment and anger. But those developers were probably trespassing on the service and Yahoo! had no way to notify them of the shutdown. Maybe a standard can fix that.