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Create your own scraper and endpoints. Sort of…

YQL (Yahoo! Query Language) gives you some possible control over creating scrapers and rest endpoints very quickly. Uses basic SQL syntax. http://developer.yahoo.com/yql/console/?q=select%20*%20from%20html%20where%20url%3D’http%3A%2F%2Fnews.yahoo.com%2Fworld’%20and%20xpath%3D’%2F%2Fdiv%5B%40class%3D%22content%22%5D%2F%2Fdiv%5B%40class%3D%22txt%22%5D%2Fp’#h=select%20*%20from%20html%20where%20url%3D%27http%3A//www.pinterest.com/hersheycompany%27%20and%20xpath%3D%27//*%5Bcontains%28concat%28%22%20%22%2C%20normalize-space%28@class%29%2C%20%22%20%22%29%2C%20%22%20UserInfoBar%20%22%29%5D/ul%27 [...]

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