Since Instagram launched its video service in June to compete with six-second superstar Vine, an diverse user base has emerged. Brands have thrived, big name trailers have debuted, and a few short-length web series have emerged. Crowdsourced online studio JuntoBox Films is now search for the best videos Instagram has to offer. Show More Summary
Rainforest, a Y Combinator company, has developed an on-demand service that runs functional tests against a crowd of people through Mechanical Turk, Amazon's crowdsourcing platform. The service is similar to how a customer can use Amazon Web Services to spin up and down instances. Show More Summary
Microsoft has quickly responded to new information brought to the public about the NSA, the National Security Agency, infiltrating and using popular web and online gaming services to monitor, collect data and spy on various individuals. According to the Redmond, Washington corporation they were not aware of any spying by the NSA.Click To Continue Reading
Amazon Web Services remains king of cloud but from all appearances, Google Compute Platform plans to dispute that title.
On the web: How MasterCard Enlists Employees in Social Media - DigiDay - "MasterCard has been working hard on shifting its culture and public perception as a financial services company to that of a tech company. A big part of this process...Show More Summary
Twitter is making it possible for any advertiser to target users on the short-messaging service based on their Web behavior, the latest sign of the company’s rapidly maturing ad strategy.
The web is a visual space and most people won’t read your whole newsletter, but they will look at the pictures. Jeff Jones has taken his lifelong love of photography and putting it to good work for Community Service Society of New York as the manager of marketing and production. Show More Summary
All the usual suspects are there, from Rihanna, via Les Daft, to Macklemore. Music streaming service Spotify has published its review of 2013, but rather than some spotty old press release, it's served us up a brand spanking new website with a little bit of interactivity. Read Full Story
OpenStack is a tough sell in the enterprise. Despite strong industry support, the platform is still immature and suffers from a lack of transparency about how it differentiates itself from VMware vCloud and Amazon Web Services. Mirantis and IBM are … Continue reading ?
The explosive growth of social media, cloud computing and mobile devices is making Web APIs the primary interface for technology-driven products and services, and placing more and more attention on the emerging “API economy.” And with 50 percent of B2B collaboration predicted to take place through APIs by 2016, we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg.
We've all seen the digital panic that ensues when a massive service like Gmail or Facebook goes down for even a small portion of users. Smaller versions of the same thing take place every day with services that are less widely adopted but just as important to the people who rely on them. Show More Summary
Google Chrome, just like any other modern web browser, offers to store passwords that you enter while using it to improve future access to websites or services on the Internet. Instead of having to enter the username and password manually...Show More Summary
Bokeh is an iPhone app (and web service) for easily “lifeblogging” your photos and thoughts. And because nobody but you really cares about the mundane details of your days, Bokeh can be used as a private diary, too, albeit a … Read more ›
Online advertising is one of the lowest cost and easiest ways to reach an audience. Within minutes you can upload an advertisement and have it displayed to thousands of people across the Internet on web pages or on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn). Show More Summary
This is the eight part of Building ASP.Net Web API RESTful Service Series. The topics we’ll cover are: Building the Database Model using Entity Framework Code First – Part 1. Applying the Repository Pattern for the Data Access Layer – Part 2. Getting started with ASP.Net Web API -
ByVivek Gupta: According to the latest data released by Synergy Research, Amazon (AMZN) has clearly maintained its lead in the IaaS (infrastructure as a service)/PaaS (platform as a service) market, which passed the $2.5 billion milestone during the Q3 2013, up from $2.25 billion in Q2 2013. Show More Summary
After an 18-month preview period, Google's Compute Engine is finally ready for prime time.
By Doug Young: The recent rush by Chinese web firms into the financial services has gained a new member, with word that real estate services SouFun (SFUN) will enter the sector. I’ve generally been skeptical of this sudden swarm into...Show More Summary
Google probably does need to become feature-competitive with AWS sooner rather than later, but that doesn't mean it necessarily needs to match AWS tit for tat. Maybe being Google will actually pay off in the end.
Researchers at Princeton are releasing fake profiles across the Internet to track how websites discriminate against them on price, and access to certain services.