Changed requirements from the original project - much simpler now.
1). Integrate news feeds from 3rd party curation platform (they are supplied via an API and can use a XML or JSON feed). We'll display the feeds in the news section of the web site, We may create single topic pages for each or our 7 categories (you'll see a category tag in the XML) and would like the ability to pull the right category into the appropriate newsfeed.
Option: The above would always link to a XML/JSON feed hosted on StrategyEye's system, however, it would be better to actually write these stories to the Joomla! database.. If it can be automated we'd rather publish direct to our site so it's searchable etc.
2). Change the front page layout to a news style site with 7 boxes (one for each news category)
I can see there's a feed component in Joomla! Can we use this to call the API and publish new stories as they arrive?
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I've worked a lot with Joomla as well as just about every 3rd part API there is out there. I'm positive I can build what you need in the 5 days I specified. Please contact me with any questions or details. Thanks!