This year has certainly been the time for governments opening data. It's also ripe with public mashup contests, from big U.S. cities to large-scale propositions from down under. Here's an overview of some of the recently-launched government data contests.
The New York Times made news earlier this year through its release of several APIs (our Campaign Finance API Profile and our Movie Reviews API Profile). There's been promise of more APIs to come, and the latest prototype created by The New York Times gives a preview of what is to come.