While all the developers in the blogosphere are working themselves into a tizzy over the new Yahoo Mail Service, Frank Gruber forwarded me an even cooler service for developers. Yesterday, Tailrank launched a new service called Spinn3r. Spinn3r provides developers with direct access to the Tailrank spider. I’ve been trying to come up with methods for my social media monitoring application and I think this service may be the best option. While I’m not sure about what the cost is for licensing access, I’m sure it is reasonably priced. While I was going to use Google’s Blogsearch, I quickly realized that any automated crawling of Google’s feeds are prohibited. This is going to open up a new segment in the web crawler marketplace. Now smaller companies can have access to large scaled crawlers. When will Google go open source with their crawler? Doubt I’ll ever live to see the day.