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Monday, September 12th, 2005

Microsoft Opens MSN To Developers

Catching up…

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

I haven’t been blogging in the last couple of week but a lot of stuff happened. So here is my attempt to catch up.

The latest news is that we launched the Yahoo! Shopping API today. You can use it to build comparison shopping applications. I works like our other Search Services, REST based calls that return XML.

Two weeks ago Yahoo acquired Konfabulator what can be found at widgets.yahoo.com. It is similar to the Apple Dashboard but better, not only because it supports Windows and Mac.

Later today we (Yahoo! Developer Network) will head to Portland for the O’Reilly OSCON. Come by and see us there!

Yahoo! Maps API available

Friday, July 1st, 2005

On Wednesday both Yahoo! and Google announced an API to interact with their maps at the Where 2.0 conference. Jeffrey covered the differences of the two products in his blog post.

It is pretty staight forward to work with the maps API. This is all it takes to display additional information on top of Yahoo! Maps. http://api.maps.yahoo.com/Maps/V1/AnnotatedMaps?appid=YahooDemo&xmlsrc=http…. The information about what should be displayed is defined in the XML document (xmlsrc).

Here is a nice sample that maps traffic cams in the Bay Area.