Evan Williams writes a useful clarification about the various blogging API out there and what led to a situation that, well, looks a bit messy from the dabbling observer’s standpoint.
ZDNet: "Microsoft on Monday said it will partner with Comverse Technology to offer voicemail message notification technology through its .Net Alerts service, another deal to bolster the software giant’s mobile… Read more »
Ben Hammersley: "Scoop! Scoop! Amazon.co.uk is opening up its own Webservices API either today or tomorrow, mirroring what they already have with Amazon.com." Interesting. I’ve always wondered why Amazon’s European… Read more »
This is the year of RSS breakthrough. Look at the dozens of aggregators currently popping up: .Net aggregators, Outlook aggregators, Mac OS aggregators, you name it. There’s going to be… Read more »
Datapoints: Upmystreet.com (Guardian article), GeoURL.
Someone at Yahoo is considering doing that. That’s provided he’s allowed to deliver results in a non-bloated environment.
JD Lasica: "Last week I marveled at the ability of Google Images to connect people in the photographic community around the globe. Gareth Brown, head of Blow Up Studios in… Read more »
New Architect: "Still, a number of questions about public Web services remain unanswered. A number of companies have answered the questions for themselves, and have begun releasing public Web services… Read more »
Jon Udell: "Developers will find GWS [Groove Web Services] to be a textbook example of a style that has come to be called "RESTful SOAP." REST (Representation State Transfer) describes… Read more »
This page reports 6% downtime for Amazon’s XML web services (77% due to read timeouts), as opposed to 0.3% for its front page. 08/12/04 update: well, that page doesn’t work… Read more »