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Mashery Is the Latest to be Snared by Craigslist's Copyright Crusade

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First, Craigslist went after PadMapper for arranging its apartment rental listings on a map; then, when the start-up shifted to data supplier 3Taps, Craigslist sued them both for copyright infringement (3Taps subsequently countersued for anticompetitive business practices). Now, Craiglist has sent a cease and desist letter to Mashery, the API platform...
Mashery Is the Latest to be Snared by Craigslist's Copyright Crusade
iSpeech's New Voice Recognition Platform Wants You Talking To Your Household Gadgets

Ad verification service DoubleVerify raises $10M

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DoubleVerify, a company that tracks online ad placement, has raised $10 million in second round funding. Given the importance of online advertisements as a key source of revenue on the web, its also important to make sure that the ads are getting served correctly. DoubleVerify’s ad verification service does just...
Ad verification service DoubleVerify raises $10M
Talking teddy bears raise $11.5M
Heroku Admits To Performance Degradation Over The Past 3 Years After Criticism From Rap Genius

The ABA vows to offer a ‘better product’ when Google pulls its eBook reseller program next year

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Google has announced that from next year, it will no longer allow independent bookstores to sell its digital books through their websites. The American Booksellers Association (ABA) broke the news in an email to its members earlier today, noting that that from January 31, 2013, Google Play will be the...
The ABA vows to offer a ‘better product’ when Google pulls its eBook reseller program next year
Big data startup with NSA roots nets $2M
Watch this: 'Toy Story 2' almost disappeared thanks to a bad backup

As Mashery Tops 185K Developers, CEO Says Competitor Apigee Is The Pepsi To Mashery's Coke

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Mashery API management platform has continued to grow steadily. After growing from 35,000 developers in its network to 100,000 in a year, the company now has over 185,000 developers on its network — that’s a roughly 15% jump from the 160,000 developers the company touted back in July. But...
As Mashery Tops 185K Developers, CEO Says Competitor Apigee Is The Pepsi To Mashery's Coke

Text-to-speech startup iSpeech launches publisher platform; Evernote, Pearson first clients

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iSpeech, a Newark, N.J.-based startup that specializes in lifelike text-to-speech apps and previously rolled out voice technology for the connected home, is launching a platform for publishers, the company plans to announce Tuesday. The tools are designed to help publishers quickly and inexpensively convert books and articles into audio. iSpeech’s...
Text-to-speech startup iSpeech launches publisher platform; Evernote, Pearson first clients

With Google backing out, ABA promises indie bookstores new e-book solution by fall

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Google is ending the affiliate program that allows independent bookstores to sell e-books through their websites, but the American Booksellers Association says it will have a new solution in place “well in advance” of the end of the Google program in January 2013. In a blog post Thursday, ABA CEO...
With Google backing out, ABA promises indie bookstores new e-book solution by fall

OwnerListens Raises $1.1M To Keep Angry Customers From Running To Yelp

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Gone are the simple days of running a small business; gone is the time when a disgruntled customer’s voice had a lifespan of a few days, and could travel only as far as their social circle allowed. We live in the future now, where reviews live forever. Where a...
OwnerListens Raises $1.1M To Keep Angry Customers From Running To Yelp
Automated video editing app Magisto launches one of Google's first 'native' Chrome apps

Collusion! Apple, Publisher Partners Accused Of Raising E-Book Prices

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Apple was surely riding high after the announcement of their new iPad yesterday, but that doesn’t mean that everything is OK in CA if a Wall Street Journal report holds true. According to “people familiar with the matter,” Apple along with HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Group, Hachette Book Group,...
Collusion! Apple, Publisher Partners Accused Of Raising E-Book Prices
'Magical' video editing app Magisto adds themes & group albums for a more personal experience

Mashery Plugs Its APIs Into $5.5 Million In New Funding From Cisco, Others

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These days, APIs are a must for just about every web service. It’s no longer enough to simply be a web site, everyone wants to be a platform, and APIs are the hooks that enable that by way of data. Since 2006, Mashery has existed as a company to both...
Mashery Plugs Its APIs Into $5.5 Million In New Funding From Cisco, Others
Move Over Teddy Ruxpin, This ToyTalk Bear Will Absolutely Blow Your Mind

Intel shows 'world's fastest thumb drive'

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Intel is showing off what it called the "world's fastest thumb drive," which uses Thunderbolt technology to provide breakthrough data transfer speeds compared to flash drives that plug into USB ports. At the Computex trade show in Taipei, Intel showed a key-shaped prototype 128GB thumb drive that plugged directly...
Intel shows 'world's fastest thumb drive'

ABA to DOJ on e-book settlement: Punish collusion, not indie bookstores

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In his letter to the Department of Justice on the proposed e-book settlement, American Booksellers Association president Oren Teicher calls Amazon a “classic free-rider” and argues that settling publishers Hachette, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins should not have to drop the agency pricing model as a requirement of the settlement....
ABA to DOJ on e-book settlement: Punish collusion, not indie bookstores
Magisto brings its 'magical' video editing to Android

5 Rules For API Management

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APIs are the glue that connect apps. It’s as true for consumer apps as it is for the enterprise. API management platforms have come into vogue as apps proliferate across the enterprise. As APIs rise in importance, so has the need for better practices in their creation, development and management....
5 Rules For API Management

Heroku's New Add-Ons Marketplace Is A "Program In A Box" For Developers

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Heroku announced a new version of its Add-Ons Marketplace to give developers a “program in a box,” so they can focus on the apps they’re developing instead of spending time on such issues as marketing and billing. Heroku CEO Oren Teich said in an interview that the company has found that developers need...
Heroku's New Add-Ons Marketplace Is A "Program In A Box" For Developers

How to Get Pleasure and Profit from APIs [VIDEO]

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If APIs are “crack cocaine for developers,” as Mashery CEO Oren Michels said to us, then Michels is a dealer. His company specializes in creating and managing APIs for companies from Netflix and MTV Networks to Etsy and Cafe Press, and has recently published a survey on how developers...
How to Get Pleasure and Profit from APIs [VIDEO]

This Ex-Feedster Exec Just Sold His $60 Million Company To Intel

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Intel just bought Mashery, a company founded by a group of ex-Feedster execs, Mashery confirmed today on Twitter. The terms of the deal were not announced, but Mashery raised $35 million from investors, including a $10 million round last year and was valued at $60 million, reports Owen Thomas at ReadWrite. If Mashery...
This Ex-Feedster Exec Just Sold His $60 Million Company To Intel

Crossrider’s Cross-Browser Extension Development Platform Comes Out Of Beta

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The reinvigorated competition in the browser market over the last few years has definitely been a boon for users, but having a number of browsers with very high user numbers makes life a bit harder for developers who want to write extensions. Crossrider, which is coming out of beta today,...
Crossrider’s Cross-Browser Extension Development Platform Comes Out Of Beta

Rockstart Accelerator unveils Amazon CTO and other mentors as its deadline approaches

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Startups taking part in the Amsterdam-based Rockstart Accelerator will be able to draw on the experience of Amazon’s CTO, Werner Vogels among others. Rockstart has revealed the visiting advisors and mentors and that will be taking part in the upcoming run of its accelerator programme, along with two executive-level ‘entrepreneurs-in-residence’ who...
Rockstart Accelerator unveils Amazon CTO and other mentors as its deadline approaches

Led by former Pixar talent, Toy Talk raises Series A and brings funding to $16 million

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Toy Talk, the artificial intelligence startup aimed at kids and entertainment and led by former Pixar CTO Oren Jacob, has raised a $12 million Series A funding round led by Charles River Ventures, bringing the company’s total funding so far to $16 million, a company spokeswoman confirmed Friday. An SEC filing, first noted by...
Led by former Pixar talent, Toy Talk raises Series A and brings funding to $16 million

Product makers must tell a good toy story to stay focused

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How should a startup identify and communicate its core purpose? With a ripping yarn, say two veterans from the nexus of technology and creativity. At GigaOM’s Roadmap 2012 conference, which is discussing design thinking in technology, former Pixar CTO Oren Jacob and animator Bobby Podesta said good design requires a good story. “An idea needs...
Product makers must tell a good toy story to stay focused

How FilterMania 2 was downloaded 1 million times in 6 days

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The free photo filter app FilterMania 2 was downloaded 1 million times in the 6 days that followed its launch, its developer Dropico Mobile announced today. Over the last few days, more than 22 million filters have been downloaded. This made it the second most popular free photography app in the...
How FilterMania 2 was downloaded 1 million times in 6 days

Apigee Provides Heroku Add-On for Twitter Gateway

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A drawback to the Twitter API is its incompatibility with the cloud. The API looks for one IP address when making a call. A rate limit is imposed so a busy Twitter app may be difficult to access during heavy load times. But the cloud is not one IP address....
Apigee Provides Heroku Add-On for Twitter Gateway
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