A book about open data, to be released in January—and the launch of a pilot website showcasing open data businesses—both forecast a big year for open data in 2014, and highlight the importance of APIs in powering this new wave of innovation. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Joel Gurin, author of Open Data Now, and reviewed some of the businesses that make up the preliminary Open Data 500 list.
We all like to party, but not all parties are created equal. Maybe it's not politically correct to say so, but it’s true. To get into some parties, you pay five bucks. To get into others, you bring a homemade dish. But if you wanna party political style, you should bring your cash. That’s the message I’m getting from one of our newest APIs: Party Time from the Sunlight Foundation.