Bud launched as a single hub, or marketplace where banks can access the many tech services currently available and continuing to be developed in the FinTech space. Bud has taken the next step in its goal with the announcement of Bud Exchange (a developer portal for access to the Bud Network).
Sometimes it takes a little human intervention to make semantic applications easier to build. The Guardian newspaper has augmented its Open Platform API with unique identifiers for bands and books. In turn, the company has simplified the process of creating a mashup that uses multiple sources to focus on a single work, which may help its content spread farther.