Thursday, 11 June 2015

Yahoo to discontinue Pipes service

In my article in Regulatory Rapporteur (Vol 9, No 7/8, July/August 2012) I eluded to Yahoo Pipes as a service which enables filtering and aggregation of regulatory data from the web. Yahoo Pipes was used to create the mash-up described in a previous article about RSS on this blog.

European regulatory news mash-up

Earlier this month, Yahoo announced that they will be retiring their Pipes service later this year. This will be a loss to those of us who have been using this service to good effect. However, there are other solutions which remain and can be used to perform similar functions. These are discussed in length elsewhere. The European regulatory news mashup mentioned in my previous article depends on the services of Yahoo Pipes and will not be re-created for public consumption when Yahoo Pipes is withdrawn.