Given that the Pivotal unit of EMC created the Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environment, it’s only natural that EMC applications would find their way onto Cloud Foundry. Less obvious is how EMC plans to increase the use of those applications by making them available as services that developers will be able to invoke via APIs.
Wikia Search has announced a new feature called Wikia Intelligent Search Extensions, or WISE, which founder Jimmy Wales likens to "Facebook Apps for search results." The new platform allows third parties to build applications, called WISEApps, that Wikia Search users can enable in their accounts and which add additional functionality to relevant search results (more at our Wikia API profile). For example, the results for an ordinary search for "Chicago weather" will include a link to AccuWeather.com, but if the user enables the AccuWeather.com WISEApp, the search result will include a full graphical five-day weather forecast.