Thursday, 30 May 2013


When President Barack Obama signed a new open data initiative earlier this month, he argued that providing government data to entrepreneurs enables them to create new businesses and strengthen the economy

What kinds of businesses are being built with open data? A report from a White House task force on open data and "smart disclosure" released Wednesday highlights several commercial and non-profit operations built around open data. The report stripped specific company names to avoid the appearance of favoritism.

1. Education

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A non-profit organization is providing performance information for schools from preschool through college onre morewith data from states and other sources, making education choices easier. Read more...

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