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Wikileaks US Embassy Cables

Wikileaks US Embassy Cables Wikileaks US Embassy Cables

Wikileaks began on Sunday November 28th publishing 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables, the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain. Here's how media outlets strive to make the data more accessible than its original form. Read more

New Twitter Data from Infochimps

New Twitter Data from Infochimps New Twitter Data from Infochimps

Infochimps, the open marketplace for data, just released their updated Twitter Census dataset with over 1.6Billion Tweets. The data consists of various subsets for you to grab and play with. Read more

Searchable World Government Data

Searchable World Government Data Searchable World Government Data

Governments around the globe are opening up their data vaults – allowing people to check out the numbers for themselves. Now The Guardian has created one single interface to rule them all. Read more

USA and China Leading in Carbon Emissions

USA and China Leading in Carbon Emissions USA and China Leading in Carbon Emissions

Simon Rogers from the Guardian Data Blog takes a look at the latest (2007) figures about carbon emissions per country. China seems to take over the lead followed by the USA. Read more

Google: Zeitgeist 2009

Google: Zeitgeist 2009

The year 2009 comes to an end and a lot, really a lot of queries have been gone through the google search box. The kind folks at Google take a look back at the happenings throughout this year. They do this as anyone would expect them to: collecting data! Read more

Infochimps let’s users share their data

Infochimps let’s users share their data

Infochimps.org is an online repository for raw data that's been around for more than one year now. At DEMOfall 09 they made the announcement that they extended the website's functionality. Infochimps.org now let's users share and even sell their own datasets. Read more

The Federal IT Dashboard

The Federal IT Dashboard

The IT Dashboard is a new website enabling federal agencies and the general public to view details of federal information technology investments. Read more

Socrata – A Social Network For Data

Socrata – A Social Network For Data

Please welcome new player in the open data game: Socrata – a social network for data. Socrata provides a platform to publish open datasets, let's users view, download, share, comment or rate the datasets and opens up a space to connect with fellow data enthusiasts. Read more

US Government data on Data.gov

US Government data on Data.gov

Data.gov aims to provide public access to the high quality datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. The datasets are available in various formats from feeds to XML or TXT files. A solid search engine makes the datasets searchable and filterable based on keywords, categories formats or agencies. Read more

Open Government Data Initiative

Open Government Data Initiative

Microsoft recently released the Open Government Data Initiative website. The main objective of the OGDI is to publish and use a wide variety of public data from government agencies. OGDI is also a free, open source ‘starter kit’ with code that can be used to publish data on the Internet in a Web-friendly format with easy-to-use, open API's. Read more

New API for financial data

The World Bank has recently released their first API. The original description of the data gives a good overview: The World Bank API offers developers information contained in the most popular World Bank databases. From projects to data and photos, you can access information by country, by type or by topic. Read more

Version 1.1 of the “swine flu” data feed

We’ve worked some more on the data feed for the records of swine flu cases. The data is now more granular with seperate items for suspected cases, lab confirmed cases, withdrawn cases and total deaths by country. The feed url is: http://pipes.yahoo.com/wiederkehr/extendedswinefluThe source can be cloned at Yahoo Pipes Read more

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