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  • Slack Leans On Companies Like Box And Nuzzel To Use “Add To Slack” Buttons For Contextual Integration

    Slack Leans On Companies Like Box And Nuzzel To Use “Add To Slack” Buttons For Contextual Integration

    Slack’s true power is being a platform. A platform that other tools can plug into and play nice with. The company says there are 80+ of these types of integrations and thousands of developers hacking away at adding more. Right now, you have to rely on you or someone on your team finding the integrations that you want on the integrations page and then adding it to your instance of Slack. Read More

  • Chrome Extensions Are Coming To Firefox

    Chrome Extensions Are Coming To Firefox

    Mozilla today announced major changes to how Firefox will implement add-ons going forward. The most important of these is the adoption of a new extension API that will be largely compatible with the one currently in use by Blink-based browsers like Chrome and Opera. This so-called WebExtensions API will ensure that developers will only have to make a few small changes to their code for… Read More

  • Bar Roulette Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

    Bar Roulette Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

    The premise is simple: tap a button, get into an Uber and have no idea where you’re going. Actually, that sounds like a really awful nightmare I had once. Bar Roulette is a fun mashup built by Tyler Swartz during a hackathon that takes advantage of Uber’s API. Read More

  • DigitalGlobe Partners With Mapbox To Launch Its Maps API

    DigitalGlobe Partners With Mapbox To Launch Its Maps API

    DigitalGlobe, the publicly traded, high-res imagery service that owns its own fleet of satellites, has long been known as a purveyor of fine satellite imagery to governments and large companies like Google and Nokia. While these companies then often made DigitalGlobe’s imagery available through their own developer programs, DigitalGlobe itself never focused on making its data available… Read More

  • Gnip Launches Full-Archive Search API To Provide Instant Access To Nine Years Worth Of Tweets

    Gnip Launches Full-Archive Search API To Provide Instant Access To Nine Years Worth Of Tweets

    Social data company Gnip, acquired by Twitter last year, has become an indispensable tool for all types of companies. Data, especially social data, is necessary to make decisions on things like timing a product launch or putting together a new marketing campaign. Read More

  • Cities As Platforms Crunch Network

    Cities As Platforms

    Take a look at the last decade’s fastest-growing companies. You’ll notice they have one thing in common: They’re all platforms.YouTube was not the first video-hosting site, but it was the first to disrupt the stagnating online broadcasting model, creating a platform with digital engagement at its core. And the catalyst for Google’s exponential growth trajectory was when… Read More

  • Molson And Google Built A Beer Fridge That Unlocks Via Voice Translation

    Molson And Google Built A Beer Fridge That Unlocks Via Voice Translation

    Some of you may know that I hail from Canada, the country to the north of most of you that only occasionally enters your consciousness when someone mentions Drake or Bieber. Our nation’s symbolic birthday is July 1, next week, and so some #brands are looking to capitalize. Molson, maker of ‘Canadian’ beer, is one such #brand, but its project involved some real technical… Read More

  • The Limitless Capability Of The Next Web Crunch Network

    The Limitless Capability Of The Next Web

    Uber made an important move last March, a move that reinforced my vision of where the Internet is headed. For the first time, users are able to summon an Uber ride from other applications without ever opening the Uber app itself. Some of you have already encountered this new capability firsthand. This “programmable Web” was a key enabler of Siri and is a decades-long… Read More

  • Bitreserve Launches API For Its Currency Conversions And Payments Platform

    Bitreserve Launches API For Its Currency Conversions And Payments Platform

    BitReserve, the currency conversion and transaction platform based on Bitcoin that was launched by CNet founder Halsey Minor, has created a platform for application programming interfaces (APIs) and has signed agreements with partners who are using the service. Read More

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