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How a 15-year-old Vine star hit No. 1 on iTunes in 37 minutes

His success on Vine, where he has 2.9 million followers, landed him a record deal with Island Records.

Blockchain.info back in the App Store heralds good news for Apple and Bitcoin

Apple and Bitcoin have had a tumultuous relationship in the past. In late 2013, Apple pulled the Coinbase and Coinjar apps from the App Store and in February 2014, Blockchain.info found its app also yanked. This apparent hostility to Bitcoin-related … Continue reading ?

Runscope Adds Global API Monitoring to Feature Set

Runscope offers API testing, monitoring and debugging for web services. Their service, Runscope Radar, sends HTTP requests simultaneously using previously designated assertions and variables to determine whether integrated APIs are functional or not. With the ability to schedule automated requests down to every other minute, the tool allows near real-time API monitoring. 

Orange and other Telco APIs fueled by Apigee

Orange, a multinational telco provider, has released a set of APIs for their community to utilize. The APIs are fueled by Apigee, a San Francisco based provider of digital business platforms. Apigee delivers enterprise solutions to help companies in the telco industry enhance their business model to embrace digital servicing platforms. 

IBM & Apple Alliance Could Control The Future of Big Data & IOT

Apple and IBM recently announced a partnership which will allow enterprise level iOS native apps to integrate IBM big data analytics engines on iOS devices. This will give IBM access to the rich data consistantly collected on 800 million...Show More Summary

The Sphinx got a European makeover in this 'Exodus' set photo

The backlash against Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings is gathering momentum.

“Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Scheme Costs 3 Million Per Year

New tax records reveal that the Center for Copyright Information, the outfit overseeing the “six strikes” copyright alert system in the US, cost $3 million last year. This figure is quite substantial as it translates to roughly $2 per individual piracy warning. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Improve The CTR Of Your Product Listing Ads With New Product Ratings From Google by @mattsouthern

Google announced today via the Inside AdWords blog that they’re introducing product ratings on Product Listing Ads (PLAs). Product reviews provide critical information to shoppers making purchase decisions. To help shoppers easily find this information when searching for products, we’re introducing product ratings on Product Listing Ads. Show More Summary

Lack of Developer Support Dooms Samsung Tizen Phone

Samsung this week delayed the release of what was expected to be the first smartphone to run its Tizen operating system. Slow developer interest in the platform has caused Samsung to reassess Tizen's future in the marketplace, and the outlook isn't so hot.

DevOps Weekly Round-Up: Automation with Chef and Docker breathes life into virtualized containers

This week in DevOps shows an ongoing expansion of opportunities for DevOps teams, IT teams, and developers to leverage open source and vendor-specific API models. Configuration and automation remains the big draw for DevOps needs, but virtual containers (via Docker … Continue reading ?

Yelp lets users add videos to reviews

Yelp, the king of crowdsourced consumer opinion on all things, has given authors the power to add video.

How To Use Cortana As Your Personalized Satnav Tool

Windows Phone 8.1?s voice activated digital assistant Cortana is slowly taking control over all aspects of Microsoft’s mobile platform. Most importantly, she’s a vital travel buddy, helping you to plan and execute trips. Cortana – Excellent...Show More Summary

#30daychallenge Day 13 – inCredible Coffee & Clear Thinking

Still in rest mode, wanting to get out of the city noise & air, we headed for the fresh air at the beach.  This is the first cup of coffee I’ve bought in over a month but the phone I usually SnapScan with was home & didn’t have it installed...Show More Summary

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