Yahoo! Pipes pushed three new modules live today. The Yahoo! Shortcuts module analyzes an input string for popular entities, such as person, place, and concept, and will return additional information about each entity found. The Term Extractor module analyzes an input string for significant words or phrases and appends them as a sub-element under each item containing the results of the analysis. Finally, the The Web Service module does an HTTP POST of items in a pipe in JSON format to an external web service of your choosing. Read more details and try examples of the Shortcuts and Term Extraction modules here. Read about the Web Service module here.