The Rdio Web Service Ruby SDK by Rdio allows API interaction to implement audio and music streaming. Examples show how to authorize user credentials and create playlists from artists. Rdio has been recently acquired by Pandora. For integration updates, follow @Rdio on Twitter.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Stocks, Shipping, Funding, and Music. Highlights include the Spatial Neighborhood API which delivers data about human behavior based on micro-locations, and the Patreon API for crowdfunding creative services.
Real-time and the real-time web continue to be a hot topic of conversation but is the term "real-time" getting used correctly? When we talk about real-time technology are we truly describing what the technology is delivering or is it being used and abused as just another marketing buzz word? Can we class any of the current technology solutions as truly real-time and can other solutions be defined in any other way? Is it too late to save "real-time" or will it forever be lost to marketing?