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Instagram kills newly launched ‘Being’ app, which saw 50K downloads its first week

In case there was any doubt where Instagram was drawing the line when it came to its shutdown of third-party feed reading apps, it appears that its decision to revoke API access doesn’t just ex

Lyft follows Uber in opening up its API to third-party developers, starting with Facebook Messenger

Lyft is now allowing third-party developers to build on its platform, starting with Facebook Messenger today. Uber opened its API to third-party developers more than 18 months ago, announcing a partn

RingCentral opens its WebRTC API to developers

RingCentral, which focuses on providing VoIP services to businesses, today announced the beta launch of its WebRTC-based API and developer kit for developers. RingCentral’s one-year-old Connect

Venmo Halts New Developer Access To Its API

This is not how you run a platform. Developers remember. Pull the rug out from under them once, and they’ll be reluctant to stand with you in the future. So despite having a record-setting Janua

Google Opens Its Cloud Vision API To All Developers

After a short limited preview, Google today announced the public beta of its Cloud Vision API — a service that allows developers to easily build image recognition and classification features int

UberRUSH Now Delivers The Same Day From Nordstrom, Rent the Runway, Other Big Retail Stores

UberRUSH, Uber’s merchant delivery service, will now ship purchases within a few hours from household retail names like Nordstrom and 1800Flowers. It typically takes, at least, a few days for de

Fixing The Healthcare Dichotomy

It’s astonishing to find technologically advanced industries still struggling with the age-old problem of paper records and disconnected systems. Take the healthcare industry, which has made robotic

Walmart Simple Text Could Be Walmart’s Version Of Magic

One of the very cool things about hackathons is that you learn what type of technology that people are really using. We’re all wondering what the hot “trends” are going to be at one

APIs Are The New FTEs

Facebook, Google and Twitter have to deal with outrageous amounts of spam and abuse. They hire teams of engineers to stop trolls, outwit bad actors and otherwise keep their walled gardens free of misa

Google Introduces Uncomplicated Pay-As-You-Go Model For Its Maps API

The Google Maps API has been a mess when it comes to pricing. The company is making moves to clean that up with a newly announced pay-as-you-go model. Here’s what the team said today about it: I

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 ha

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 o

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 Tyle

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 G

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

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

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 symboli

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 wit

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 h

Annotation Service Genius Rolls Out An API With Instapaper As Its Debut Partner

Online annotation platform Genius, which originally began as a way to mark up rap lyrics before expanding to support any page on the web, is now making its service – including its collection o
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