Posts tagged with Api

Best Buy 'remixes' it up with developer API

Facing perhaps the toughest economy for retailers in decades, Best Buy is turning to a new group that it thinks can help it boost sales: developers.

The consumer electronics retailer, which operates in the United States and Puerto Rico, may have gotten rid of its biggest competitor after Circuit City was forced to shut its doors but that doesn't mean that Best Buy can relax.

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Popular "platforms" and APIs

There's no doubt that the plethora of third-party developer platforms and APIs that exist today have given developers a considerable number of opportunities to build applications that can quickly made available to millions upon millions of people.

Here is a list of some of the more popular platforms and APIs that developers have successfully leveraged to build popular applications - some of which even reportedly generate significant revenues.


The Web Week in Review

While the launch of Google's Chrome web browser took up many of the headlines this week in the world of technology (and I had to include one story on the launch here), there was other interesting news.


Using PayPal's IPN system

One of the benefits of having your own merchant account is the level of integration that it provides.

A payment gateway enables your customers to pay without leaving your website, and there is almost no limit to the ways that you can build specific functionality related to payments that makes business easier for customers and your business.


The first half of 2008: the internet economy in review

With the first half of 2008 solidly behind us, I thought it'd be worthwhile to look back at some of the general trends established in the internet economy. After all, it's hard to know where you're going if you don't know where you've been.

What follows are the most important trends I saw in the first half of the year.


Ning blocks popular widget provider, leaves users in the dark

Ning, the social networking startup co-founded by Netscape founder Marc Andreessen, gives individuals and companies the ability to build their own social networks using the company's hosted platform.

Funded to the tune of over $100m on a half a billion valuation, Ning has been the subject of a considerable amount of hype.


The Web Week in Review - Yahoo Edition

There was enough Yahoo news this week to devote this week's The Web Week in Review to the besieged internet company.


The Web Week in Review

Thank god it's Friday! Without further ado, here are the stories that caught Drama 2.0's attention this past week.


Global analytics budgets on the rise

Nearly 70% of organisations are planning to increase their spending on web analytics this year, according to a new international study by the Web Analytics Association (WAA).

The budget increases, the Industry Outlook survey suggests, will mainly be ploughed into training. 

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Ordnance Survey API nears launch

The Ordnance Survey’s long-awaited API has moved a step closer to launch, with the organisation preparing to announce an alpha release later today.

The 'OpenSpace' platform has been in the pipeline for at least a couple of years and will reportedly now be fully unveiled sometime in 2008. 


Google Analytics celebrates second birthday

Google Analytics, Big G's highly popular free reporting software, is two years old tomorrow, but what impact has it had and what's in store for the future?

Arguably one of the biggest developments in the online marketing space in the past few years, Google Analytics is a fine tool for marketers, although it isn't without its issues.

We caught up with Google Analytics' Brian Clifton, as well as web analytics gurus Jim Sterne and Eric Peterson, to see how the software is shaping up, two years on... 


Life without MySpace

The recent redesign and introduction of 3rd party apps may be too little too late for MySpace as many users have jumped ship, including me.

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