By making exchange data freely available on an equal, real-time basis, 3taps is promoting efficient and fair markets.
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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 5, 2011
3taps, a platform for collecting and distributing exchange-related data, has launched a Data Commons for developers with exchange data from Craigslist, eBay, Etsy, LinkedIn, Monster, Twitter, Indeed, Zillow, and other sources.
The Data Commons is open to all developers and posting sources interested in creating efficient and fair markets. Data Commons postings, normalized by category and location, can be searched or streamed based on any criteria. Data Common users are assured access to the most powerful search tools for locating goods and services, and broad reach to the largest possible audience of providers.
"The Data Commons will democratize the exchange space," said 3taps CEO Greg Kidd. "By making exchange data freely available on an equal, real-time basis, 3taps is promoting efficient and fair markets."
Developers are invited to build applications using 3taps' outbound APIs. Providers of postings are invited to render data more widely accessible through 3taps' inbound APIs.
"Public facts are public property,” added Kidd. "Postings of offers to exchange goods and services availed on the public Internet are intended to be widely disseminated and used. The Data Commons liberates this data from artificial confines."
The Creative Commons Public Domain mark accompanies each posting in the Data Commons.
For more information about our principles, read "A Data Commons in the Exchange Space," a white paper by Greg Kidd and Karen Gifford.
3taps is a platform for collecting and distributing exchange-related data. Our “Data Commons” is open to all developers and posting sources interested in creating efficient and fair markets.
3taps is guided by the principle that public facts are public property - that the facts underlying public postings can be used to create new markets on an unrestricted basis.
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