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Remix Your Web with Mash-ups

Posted by: Rob Hof on July 14, 2005

I had a lot of fun with my story on Web mash-ups, which runs in new issue of BusinessWeek. Mash-ups, named after hip-hop mixes of two or more songs, combine and remix the data and services on two different Web sites, sometimes competing ones, to produce an entirely new Web service. We have a slide-show tour of a representative sample of the best, such as,, and Book Burro. But I’d really like to hear from all of you about any mash-ups we haven’t uncovered. What’s your favorite? Send ‘em along through Comments, below.

Reader Comments


July 14, 2005 10:11 PM


July 15, 2005 3:30 PM

Dave McClure

July 16, 2005 2:49 AM

We (, vertical job search engine) did a 'mashup' on our site where we combine social networking data from LinkedIn with our job listing data and related company metadata.

info here:

More mashups coming soon.

- dave mcclure

Jeff Clavier

July 18, 2005 8:59 PM

Glenbrook Networks recently launched a showcase of the fact extraction technology around the job listings vertical. This showcase includes a mashup of listings geo-positioned on Google Maps.
Here is an example:


July 21, 2005 2:22 PM

This graphs Southern California venture capital investments against Google Maps:

Supreme Court Zeitgeist

August 30, 2005 11:31 AM

The Supreme Court Zeitgeist offers a daily outlook on the John Roberts nomination...

It's a mash-up site with popular bookmarks, recent blog entries, books & magazines, and other Supreme Court related links and content.


October 26, 2005 3:06 AM

Real time map of Seattle 911 calls.

Stefan Andreasen

November 8, 2005 8:45 PM

One very easy way to create a Mash-up web sites is to use Web Integration, which is a special Browser combined with a powerful visual IDE that allows for very easy point-and-click connection to any data and logic on anything you can browse. Web Integration is already today used as the engine behind mash-up sites getting to more than 10,000 different web sites. I would like to know the general interest in making Web Integration easily available for anyone to create mash-ups?


May 3, 2006 4:14 AM


I seemed to have missed the boat a bit with this article, but here goes:

My company made this little app which finds out all the people in the Hot or Not database that live near you, and shows you their photos & bios.

Check out:

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