So Long, And Thanks for All the Data

July 30, 2012
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The Kasabi website and APIs have now been shutdown. Thank you to everyone that tried the service and provided feedback. The team has had a fantastic journey over the last two years and we’ve learnt an incredible amount. The about page on the blog now has a brief summary of the project and what we […]

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Archive of Datasets

July 16, 2012
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In the announcement last week that we’re shutting down Kasabi, we said that we would make an archive of the datasets available. There is a list of download links now available. The spreadsheet lists each of the datasets, their license and a download link for the data. The spreadsheet contains nearly 200 datasets that were publicly available in Kasabi. […]

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Shutting Down Kasabi

July 9, 2012
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When we launched Kasabi we set out with a big vision that encompassed new ways to publish, share and create value from data. Our goal was to create a self-service environment that made it easier to publish data using a standard set of APIs, and support developers in finding and using that data. In this we’ve been moderately successfull: […]

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Guest Post: FixMyStreet ReLaunches!

April 16, 2012
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Following MySociety’s relaunch of FixMyStreet (previous post here), Myfanwy Nixon catches us up on their progress. FixMyStreet.com relaunched on March 12th. The most immediately obvious change was its smart new look, but there are several changes to the site’s functionality and underlying processes, too – particularly as regards access via mobile devices. The new version […]

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The John Peel Time Machine

April 10, 2012
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Guest Post by Storm’s Mike Ellis Everyone knows the legend that is John Peel—and everyone who knows John Peel knows the Peel Sessions. For 37 years, from 1967 to 2004, a vast range of bands recorded live in the BBC studio – normally laying down 4 tracks; some of them rough and ready, others polished […]

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Hacking on the Record

March 20, 2012
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This weekend, the National Archives are doing something particularly amazing by hosting their first ever hackday: Hack on the Record. They are bringing together developers and experts (from the British Museum, British Library and Wikimedia UK) with the well-said intention of: We want to work with developers who share our interests in history, government and […]

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Guest Post: My Society

February 29, 2012
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By Myfanwy Nixon At mySociety, our goal is to build websites that improve access to civic and democratic rights. FixMyStreet.com is a typical example of that: it’s a simple site which encourages people to take action within their own communities. Got a problem such as a pothole or broken streetlight? Nip onto FixMyStreet, input the […]

Posted in: Funding, Ideas
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