Daylife is a news aggregation site that I find more useful than Google News for exploring the current hot news: it does a good job of finding top stories and it’s easy to hop from one related story to another, or to see related topics, photos, and quotes. But web workers who can write code and have a bit of spare time might appreciate it for another reason: the chance to win $3500 by entering their Daylife Developer Challenge.
In addition to presenting the news on their own site, Daylife makes available a rich REST API for other sites to mine the same sources. For the contest, they’re looking for people to use that API to build and deploy sites. On July 25, they’ll pick the winner (as well as two $750 runners-up). For more details on the API and contest, visit the Daylife Cookbook site.