In 2011, the Guardian launched its local messaging bulletin: n0tice. Although the platform encouraged open journalism, the Guardian has expanded the effort with the launch the n0tice API last week. The very premise of n0tice offers value from a locality perspective. With the open API, the value of the local bulletin can be integrated with any developer's application.
The TimesOpen developer network last week gathered thinkers, tinkerers, and innovators involved in the emerging data deluge. This was their final conference prior to the first TimesOpen Hack Day this Saturday in Manhattan.