7 Ways Companies Are Using the Government’s Open Data | Mashable

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 — if you recognize any of them, let us know in the comments. The task force’s full report is embedded below. Report of the Task Force on Smart Disclosure – FINAL