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The New York Times was the first major newspaper to take its cue from Google and open up its data via an API (which stands for application programming interface). In a nutshell, this allows developers to write programs that can automatically access the New York Times database, within certain limits, and use that data in…

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Open is a competitive advantage

by Mathew on January 10, 2008

Being open -- or at least wanting to appear open -- seems to be gaining some traction: senior execs from LinkedIn, Flickr and SixApart have joined the Data Portability working group, the same one that representatives from Facebook, Plaxo and Google joined a couple of days ago. And according to TechCrunch UK, there are other…
This is pretty big news, it seems to me, after all of the back-and-forth about data being trapped inside Facebook -- the social-networking site has joined the Data Portability Group, along with Plaxo and Google, and will now be helping come up with a standard for moving personal data into and out of different networks.…

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Can Ian Rogers -- who left grad school to tour with The Beastie Boys, and then later helped to run the company behind Winamp -- turn Yahoo Music into something worth paying attention to? A tough assignment, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed, based on the presentation he gave at a music-industry confab in Aspen.…

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Is being "open" the new black? Now AT&T -- jealous of all the free publicity that Verizon has gotten for opening up its network to any mobile device -- is trying to get some mileage out of the idea too, by telling USA Today that it is more open than anyone else (unless you want…

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