Some random bits of news from Yahoo Hack Day 2006:
- Chad Dickerson, head of the Yahoo Developer Network, just announced the release of the new Yahoo Photos API with browser-based authentication. This will allow developers to create webapps which can read and write Yahoo Photos data.
- There's also a new API for Yahoo Mail that lets you build services for Yahoo Mail users.
- Flickr has rolled out support for JSON and serialized PHP responses.
- Check out the Hack Day Flickr slideshow at the Hack Day blog. There's a Flash slideshow app pulling photos from Flickr tagged with HackDay06. Anyone here at Yahoo Hack Day who's curious about learning how to build such a slideshow, there's a Flick API tutorial later this afternoon. Lots of photos of Beck's equipment showing up right now…
Up next is Matt Sweeney talking about the promise of Web 2.0. Stay tuned.