What happens when Joe Investor (“sophisticated” or otherwise) backs too many ventures that go bust that take him down with them? Now that crowdfunding is legal thanks to the JOBS Act passed in 2012, scenarios like this and worse have the potential of becoming much more frequent. But just because it’s legal doesn’t mean it’s free of regulation. In fact, the regulations that are still being hammered out promise to be fierce. How will a crowd sourcing investment site, or an enterprise looking for financing on one of those sites, keep track of it all? Actually, that may not even be possible–unless the funding portal uses a service like the Crowdbouncer API.
According to estimates by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, in 2022 the average household with two teenage children will own roughly 50 Internet-connected devices, up from approximately ten today. Conservative estimates put the number of connected devices currently at approximately 12 billion, with the number due to grow to 50 billion by 2020, according to a separate Cisco study. Therefore, while the trend known as the Internet of things (IoT) isn’t a new idea, with each new Wifi-enabled thermostat and each new car dashboard touchscreen, it is steadily becoming a reality.
With the average person spending a substantial amount of time online everyday and having access to at least one kind of mobile device, the field of digital advertising has an incredible opportunity to meet consumers face to face; on their personal devices. For this kind of advertising to reach its full potential, there needs to be an accurate way to measure its accuracy and effectiveness in order for it to be a lucrative part of a brand advertising budget. That’s where Vizu and its Vizu API comes in – a tool for gathering real-time information about online customers and audiences.
Newsweaver, communications software provider, offers the Newsweaver API, aimed at increasing intra-company or customer engagement through email campaigns. Newsweaver’s platform utilizes homegrown microsite, segmentation, personalisation, in-depth reporting, and social media to encourage and increase engagement.
Google Analytics’ Content Experiments API. SOA Software’s Lifecycle Manager for APIs. Plus: Cloud Machine Translation Platform releases an API, Mastercard fraud scoring API picked up by Klount, and 10 new APIs.
Just about every enterprise IT organization to one degree or another is struggling with mobile computing to one degree or another, especially when it comes to integrating the applications that run on devices with existing backend enterprise services.
WSO2 Vice President of Technology Evangelism Chris Haddad and API Evangelist Founder Kin Lane will co-present a webinar on June 13 about API branding and developing an API brand strategy. The announcement of the upcoming webinar coincides with the announcement of the newest release of the 100% Open Source WSO2 API Manager which was launched back in August 2012.
Build any apps lately? Maybe you’re a small outfit, or part of a huge enterprise with an entire strategy for brands and apps. But every enterprise needs to answer this question: Who are the people that use your apps–do you know your customer? Appboy specializes in that issue–and in many other aspects of mobile CRM, from getting messages out to users when a bug causes a problem, to integrating social network information for sharing, from customer feedback modules, to push messaging for special deals, and cross promoting with notifications and updates.
Today, Box announced a few developer-centric moves it hopes will fuel enterprise adoption and the app economy. First, Box revealed Box $rev–a program through which developers can monetize applications integrated with or built on the Box OneCloud platform. Box $rev monitors third party app integration and developers receive compensation based on integration levels. Additionally, Box released new SDKs for iOS and Android. The new SDKs allow developers to easily build apps that seamlessly integrate into Box with enterprise level security and scalability.
We live in the age of the API. Almost every self-respecting web service today provides some kind of programmatic access to its data and/or facilities. APIs range from location-based data to online payment processing and everything in between.