Earlier this week Microsoft announced that it is making some of the imagery used in its Virtual Earth platform available for purchase (more on Virtual Earth in our VE SDK profile). The imagery, taken with Microsoft's proprietary UltraCam shown below is available for approximately 200 cities (in high resolution and averaging less than two years old).
ProgrammableWeb recently reported about the launch of the new YouTube Data API Version 3.0 (experimental) which includes a New Topics API and Universal Search feature powered by Freebase. This post provides an overview of the Freebase API which allows the YouTube Data API to perform search queries using Freebase IDs instead of keywords.
The Great American Hackathon from Sunlight Labs is coming December 12-13. Unlike most API-hacking events, this one is taking place all over the United States, in at least seven cities. The idea is to encourage developers to work together and jump start work on projects using government data.