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If there’s a new dawn in the age of search, Datafiniti is the sun. They are the first to take a new and profound approach to search in years. Most search engines return a list of links to web pages, but Datafiniti has much bigger plans. Instead of links, they return a set of data. A search for a burrito in Texas would give you a list of restaurants complete with goodies like reviews in addition to the important bits like name and address. The dataset itself has been out there for years, but its the aggregartion and presentation that’s different. With the Datafiniti API, it is now possible for developers to easily integrate that data into web applications.
Think signing petitions is useless? There's probably an app for that. But Change.org proves the cynics wrong--every day. And now there's a Change.org API to rattle the powerful even further. The API is in beta, is free, and uses REST with JSON returned. The API covers a multitude of requests from creating petitions to checking signatures, from looking at the case for a petition to updating them.
Californian startup Espresso Logic has been given $1.6 million by investors who believe the backend service provider can create the "executable napkin". Espresso Logic also promises to make using SQL databases as simple as NoSQL, CEO R. Paul Singh told ProgrammableWeb after the funding announcement.