Guardian Open Platform

The Guardian today announced the Open Platform, comprising two products: a Content API built on top of their existing search engine allowing other people to build applications on top of the Guardian’s content, and the Data Store which is a collection of public and Guardian-owned data sets made freely available for reuse. I was invited […]

Links for 2008-05-31

Robokill – Lovely top-down robot RPG shooter game [via:waxy Tegaki blog – “It’s easy to create handwriting blog by mouse!” BBC: Sound Index – “The Sound Index is a massive index of the hottest bands and tracks that are being talked about on the internet right now.” … “IBM’s Semantic Super Computing is used to […]

Links for 2008-05-25

bowblog: What is Speechification? – Steve describes Speechfication. “we roam the corridors of the BBC’s archive selecting the stuff we think is really excellent, unusual or important and putting it on display” Wikiscanner reveals amusing HP-on-IBM vandalism – http://wikiscanner.virgil.gr is great, and helped me spot this cute litte edit from 2006. “Dell have now bought […]

Links for 2008-05-12

Acrylic | Times – “Times is a new type of newsreader for Mac OS X Leopard.” Beautiful. Could do with more customisation options, but it’s already very nice. [via:Jason Ellis] cityofsound: The Personal Well-Tempered Environment – “Essentially, the idea is for a system that makes previously invisible aspects of people’s behaviour visible, in order to […]

Links for 2008-05-07

Boris Johnson Facts – “The writers of Lost asked Boris how they should end the series.” (after  chucknorrisfacts.com) NYT: Microsoft May Build A Copyright Cop Into Every Zune – “…the consumer wants there to be quality premium-produced content, and in order for that to continue to be a viable business, there needs to be significant […]

Links for 2008-02-26

guardian.co.uk: All this online sharing has to stop – “But, um, music people? Better form an orderly queue. You think you were the first to suffer from your content getting ripped off and spread to the four corners of the earth? Get to the back of the line, bud. There’s a few people ahead of […]

Links for 2007-12-28

Test: Make *all* your audience into Heroes – Matt Locke on ARGs: “I share with Alice a concern that we are importing broadcast ideas into online entertainment formats. … We don’t have to think in terms of funnels and winners in online storytelling…” Wonderland: One problem with ARGs – Alice Taylor on ARGs. “the treasure-hunt-using-mobile-phones […]