Archive: Mashups

Another news map: International news on Google Maps

Here's another news map mashup. The appropriately named News Map focuses on international news, letting you click a country to see recent news stories from that country, taken from Yahoo News. The integration with Wikipedia is a nice touch....

By Adrian Holovaty | May 23, 2006; 01:50 PM ET | Email a Comment | TrackBack (0)

Google News Cloud: Automatic tagging of news stories

Fernando Serboncini has created Google News Cloud, which "fetches news from Google News, tries to find tags related to each news and presents a tag cloud of the daily news." This is somewhat similar to NewsCloud, which does the same...

By Adrian Holovaty | May 9, 2006; 02:27 PM ET | Comments (2)

"What's up": Global news map

Jeroen Wijering has created What's up?, "an indispensable tool for the global newsjunkie." It's a Flash application that displays news stories, including those from The Washington Post, on a world map. The automatically-updated world time zones are a particularly useful...

By Adrian Holovaty | February 15, 2006; 10:28 AM ET | Email a Comment

Post stories + books

Alan Taylor, creator of Amazon Light, has integrated Amazon book selections with Washington Post news feeds to produce these pages: National news Politics World news In Alan's words, it's "a listing of book titles found on, which are relevant...

By Adrian Holovaty | December 1, 2005; 09:09 PM ET | Email a Comment

Rebotcast: via audio

Now, this is cool. Ted Gilchrist of Botcast Network (slogan: "We do the reading so you don't have to") has hooked up a few article feeds into text-to-speech software to produce a couple of "Rebotcasts" -- automated audio recordings...

By Adrian Holovaty | November 27, 2005; 11:32 PM ET | Comments (2)


Frank Wiles' News Cloud is a tag cloud interface to news stories. It automatically pulls keywords out of stories and presents a way of navigating the news by keyword. Frank made it for fun, as an experiment. Here's how...

By Adrian Holovaty | November 27, 2005; 11:22 PM ET | Email a Comment


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