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Early 2005 iPhone Prototype Looked More Like a Thick iPad Mini

Path and Nike FuelBand Pair Up, Flaunting the Benefits of a Private API

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Facebook and Twitter rose to prominence in part because they played so nicely with others. Yes, the sites were great products first. But they became even better platforms, opening their application programming interfaces to let third party developers integrate their services. And as the platform era matured, open APIs practically...
Path and Nike FuelBand Pair Up, Flaunting the Benefits of a Private API

Healthrageous nabs $6.5M for personalized data-driven health support

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A growing movement of so-called Quantified Self enthusiasts eagerly track their activity and vital signs to improve their health, even in the absence of chronic medical conditions. But Healthrageous, a Boston-based startup incubated out of the Center for Connected Health (part of Partners HealthCare), takes a data-driven, personalized approach to help motivate those for whom...
Healthrageous nabs $6.5M for personalized data-driven health support

Cisco Acquires Cloud Management Company Cloupia For $125 Million

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Cisco has announced it plans to acquire Cloupia for $125 million.  The software company helps customers automate their data centers. Cisco sees Cloupia’s infrastructure management software enhancing its Unified Computing System (UCS) and Nexus switching portfolio. Cisco expects Cloupia will help better manage the automation of compute, network and storage...
Cisco Acquires Cloud Management Company Cloupia For $125 Million

Philips Debuts Open APIs And An iOS SDK For Hue Connected Lighting System

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Philips Hue is a lighting system that changes the definition of what your standard home lighting setup is, and now there’s an official developer program for the innovative Wi-Fi-connected bridge and bulbs, so that third-party apps and hardware can pick up what Philips has started. To be clear, people have...
Philips Debuts Open APIs And An iOS SDK For Hue Connected Lighting System

Google Hires Developer Advocate For Games, Is Google Games Next?

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Google just recently hired Mark DeLoura, a games industry veteran, as its “Developer Advocate for Games”.  In this role, his responsibility is likely to help work with games companies and games teams that create games for the Android and OpenSocial platforms, although a formal job description has not been released....
Google Hires Developer Advocate For Games, Is Google Games Next?

Philips opens an iOS SDK for Hue, its connected lightbulb system

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Not satisfied with merely being able to control your Hue lightbulbs with a few taps on your iPhone? Starting Monday Philips is opening up Hue’s APIs and issuing a software development kit (SDK) for iOS developers who want to make their own mobile apps to turn off, dim, time or...
Philips opens an iOS SDK for Hue, its connected lightbulb system

Big Switch Raises $6.5M From Intel Capital, Gains Attention For Next Generation Networking, Challenges Cisco

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Big Switch Networks, the software defined networking (SDN) company making a play on Cisco’s turf, has raised $6.5 million from Intel Capital. The investment brings the total amount raised to $45 million from investors including Goldman Sachs, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and others. Big Switch is one of...
Big Switch Raises $6.5M From Intel Capital, Gains Attention For Next Generation Networking, Challenges Cisco

Twitter Launches Official Blackberry Application

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Breaking from their traditional strategy of creating open APIs and letting developers build applications, today Twitter released an official application for owners of Blackberry phones that they helped to build, along with RIM.You can find it at Blackberry.com/Twitter, if you want to download it. Someone stick a fork in Twitterberry...
Twitter Launches Official Blackberry Application

Twitter's Mobile App Update Carries More Third-Party Warning Signs

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Twitter launched an update to its mobile apps on Tuesday, introducing a host of new, minor features for iOS and Android smartphones. No surprise here, as 9to5Mac broke the story after screen shots of the app update appeared in a developer preview of iOS 6. Many of the new additions...
Twitter's Mobile App Update Carries More Third-Party Warning Signs

Hacked recipes and printing food: When bytes meet bites

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The mythical Cornucopia project. Everyone may not get excited about open APIs or 3-D printing (what is wrong with y’all?) but everyone loves food. And as someone whose’s big on making food fit for the web and covering ways that will enable us to track what we eat and learn...
Hacked recipes and printing food: When bytes meet bites

TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon - Judges announced

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Howdy all. We’re a month away from the fourth annual TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon. To meet the demand, we’re releasing more tickets to the public. If you haven’t already gotten your ticket, go get one now. This will be sold out. http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3689591668 It will be a great weekend of...
TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon - Judges announced

Developer gets iOS apps running on BlackBerry, for real (we asked for more evidence and got it)

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This past Saturday a thread popped up in the CrackBerry Forums by new member businesscat2000, titled iOS Apps running on PlayBook! The thread linked to this video on youtube, which runs through a demo of iOS apps running on the BlackBerry PlayBook via an iOS player of sorts, including...
Developer gets iOS apps running on BlackBerry, for real (we asked for more evidence and got it)

Salesforce.com: “We’re more an API company than an applications company”

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Peter Coffee, Director of Platform Research at Salesforce.com, has published a compelling post about “The Incredible Importance of Open APIs” over at the Force.com blog. In case you may have forgotten, Salesforce.com’s web APIs are an integral part of the company’s offerings, with a variety of internal and third party...
Salesforce.com: “We’re more an API company than an applications company”

Twitter is building a media business using other people's content

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As Twitter continues to build out new features such as “expanded tweets” and curation-based services like its NASCAR editorial offering, it has become pretty obvious where the company is headed: it has given up on being a utility built on open APIs and is becoming a media company, powered...
Twitter is building a media business using other people's content

2600hz, A New Way To Make The Data Center The New Telco And Replace Our Decomposing 19th-Century Phone System

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2600hz is part of a new movement to turn the data center into the new telco. That’s one way to put it. Another is to realize that our 100-year old phone system is decomposing. And companies like 2600 are providing feature-rich capabilities that make mainstream mechanical offerings seem as antiquated as...
2600hz, A New Way To Make The Data Center The New Telco And Replace Our Decomposing 19th-Century Phone System

Brazilian 'iPhone' Trademark Lawsuit Ends With Apple and IGB 'Close To Settlement'

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Forbes reports that Apple and Brazilian company IGB have agreed to end their lawsuit over the iPhone trademark in Brazil, and are close to reaching a settlement agreement.According to Brazil's largest daily, Folha de São Paulo, both companies have agreed to end the lawsuit over iPhone and come to some...
Brazilian 'iPhone' Trademark Lawsuit Ends With Apple and IGB 'Close To Settlement'

Don’t Expect A Full Read/Write Google+ API Anytime Soon, Google Doesn’t Want To Disrupt Something “Magical”

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Despite the fact that Google has been slowly launching more APIs for Google+, don’t expect the company to launch a full read/write API anytime soon. During a Google+ platform fireside chat at Google I/O today, Google+ VP Bradley Horowitz and other members of the Google+ team said that Google is...
Don’t Expect A Full Read/Write Google+ API Anytime Soon, Google Doesn’t Want To Disrupt Something “Magical”
Developer Teaches RIM’s PlayBook A New Trick: How To Run iOS Apps

AppDirect launches SMB-focused app marketplace in partnership with the Small Business Web

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Cloud-based marketplace service AppDirect has partnered with the Small Business Web, a trade association of cloud software for small businesses, to launch a new application marketplace for small businesses to discover useful tools. Called the Small Business Web Directory, it contains a wide selection of apps that any business would find...
AppDirect launches SMB-focused app marketplace in partnership with the Small Business Web

Confirmed: Elsevier Has Bought Mendeley For $69M-$100M To Expand Its Open, Social Education Data Efforts

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Educational publisher Elsevier is diving deeper into the world of open and social educational data: it has bought Mendeley, the London/New York-based provider of a platform for academics and organizations to share research and collaborate with others via a social network. The terms of the deal have not been publicly...
Confirmed: Elsevier Has Bought Mendeley For $69M-$100M To Expand Its Open, Social Education Data Efforts

Open Data Event Rallies Developers

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“In any organization you can be a Dilbert or a Wally,” according to Craigslist founder Craig Newmark. “Dilbert hasn’t given up yet, but Wally has.” The analogy was appropriate for the developer-heavy crowd at last week’s Open APIs for Government event. The setting–San Francisco City Hall–was also appropriate, because Newmark...
Open Data Event Rallies Developers

Get Ready for More TaskRabbit, With New Open API

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TaskRabbit, the Bay Area-based start-up that farms out human “rabbits” to perform the odious chores you hate to do (like build IKEA bookshelves #firstworldproblems), is introducing a version of its application that allows other companies to tap into the rabbit-hiring. In short, it’s offering an open API. For casual app...
Get Ready for More TaskRabbit, With New Open API

APIs are Dead, Long Live APIs

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John Sheehan is a co-founder of Runscope, an API tools company in San Francisco looking for engineers and designers to help build the future of developer tools for API-driven applications. Previously, John was at IFTTT and Twilio. Last week Netflix announced that it was no longer going to issue developer...
APIs are Dead, Long Live APIs

API Mashup Contest: It’s exactly what it sounds like, and developers can submit their creations now

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The ever-increasing number of open APIs for online services and datastores in recent years has fuelled a growth in hacks and mashups that range diverting bits of fun, to genuinely useful apps – and even prototypes of products for future startups. You only have to look at the increasing popularity...
API Mashup Contest: It’s exactly what it sounds like, and developers can submit their creations now

Facebook platform industry update: SHIFT launches marketing cloud with 12 partners; Adknowledge acquires SocialWeekend

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Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer SHIFT today announced the SHIFT Open Marketing Cloud, a suite of applications from partners covering media buying, community management, social promotions, analytics and more. The collaboration platform brings together apps from 11 other companies: Aggregate Knowledge, Convertro, Curalate, Expion, Fan Appz, Kenshoo, Moontoast, Offerpop, Optimal Analytics, SocialFlow and The Trade Desk. SHIFT’s own social advertising tool, GraphEffect is also available...
Facebook platform industry update: SHIFT launches marketing cloud with 12 partners; Adknowledge acquires SocialWeekend

Social Startup FirstJob Aims at Entry-Level Career Seekers

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I remember my first job after college. I made a little more than nine dollars an hour, pouring non-fat lattes and cleaning up spills. For me, that was fine. But for Eyal Grayevsky, a business adminstration graduate of CU Boulder, along with others coming out of school with tens of...
Social Startup FirstJob Aims at Entry-Level Career Seekers
Instructure launches open Canvas App Store to turn education into an ecosystem

Cloud Religion: Do's, Do Not's, and a Glimpse of Nirvana

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As the cloud is getting more players and interfaces, best and worst practices are emerging. As the market grows and more companies try to plug in, the cloud may benefit from guiding principles. Similar to new technology movements in the past, a natural process is underway to define "what is...
Cloud Religion: Do's, Do Not's, and a Glimpse of Nirvana

'HiddenApps' Hides Stock Apps, iAds and More on Non-Jailbroken iOS Devices

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An app that hides the standard apps on the iPhone like Stocks or Newsstand has evaded Apple's App Store approval process. 'HiddenApps', a free download on the App Store, lets users hide Apple's stock applications, disable iAds, and access the hidden Field Test mode, according to iDownloadBlog. It is likely...
'HiddenApps' Hides Stock Apps, iAds and More on Non-Jailbroken iOS Devices
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