The New York Times R SDK by rOpenGov allows developers to integrate the New York Times Congress, New York Times Article Search, New York Times Campaign Finance, and New York Times Geographic APIs into their R applications.
Indonesian election aided by Silicon Valley coder's use of API. Google reportedly testing an "Explore Nearby" feature in Maps. Plus: a Facebook video scam that is hard to block because of an API, and Chrome replaces 30 year-old Windows font rendering technology.
Data 2.0 is a conference about information accessibility and how open data can solve problems in business, social and government. Coming next week from San Francisco, the conference will see companies like InfoChimps, Factual and FluidInfo (who all have APIs) coming together to explore the continued opening of data. Yet, the conference is also perfectly timed to discuss the recent news that some U.S. open data initiatives may not survive the month.
It’s no secret that Dell placed a big bet on software companies in the last few years. The hard part will be pulling all the assets together under a shared integrated framework. The company is working through the first phases of that effort now, according to Dell Software president John Swainson.