Google Plans SOAP API

by David Sims

Google will have an API. and Slashdot are both pointing to
this post on Ruby-Talk from Ian Macdonald, a sysadmin at Google, who is experimenting with SOAP as a protocol for a programmatic interface for Google.

Cory Doctorow
says he was sworn to secrecy, but now can't wait to see what folks will develop with such a tool. Meanwhile, Saul Hansell has a timely article in Monday's New York Times, "Google's Toughest Search Is for a Business Model."