OpenBusiness has interviewed Robert Cook, one of the co-founders of Freebase, a startup which aims to become the “Wikipedia for data”. Revenues will come through charging thrid party firms to access the API and leverage its data. Uses this coudld be put to include working out how many dentists are in one mile vicinity, if they are next to tube stop and are specialists in teeth whitening. Web 2.0 guru
Plusnet is sponsoring a Web App mashup competition at BarCampSheffield later this month. There’s going to be a web app showcase (Plusnet is hosting) and a Â£1000 cash prize to the winner. Not bad. More info is online here and on Upcoming.