Posts tagged with Software

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.


Microsoft's first Seinfeld ad fails to impress

If it's true that there's no such thing as bad publicity, Microsoft's first Seinfeld ad, part of a $300mn effort to shore up its image, is off to a great start.

The ad certainly seems like a "bizarre" way to start rebuilding the Windows brand but then again, its creator, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, is known for producing interesting ads.


Five open source Web 2.0 applications

Blogs, wikis, social networks, social news aggregator. Although there's certainly been a lot of hype around these things, when applied in the right circumstances they can serve a utility for many people and businesses.


Web 2.0 tries to hide from reality

ReadWriteWeb's Sarah Perez believes that "today, if you're not staying current with Web 2.0 technologies' impact on business, then you're just not staying current."

In her post entitled "Businesses Can't Hide From 2.0: A Look At 2.0's Impact Across Industries," she states:


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.


First impressions of the Google Chrome web browser

Yesterday saw Google’s entry into the Browser wars. Launched initially for Windows, later releases will include Mac and Linux/Unix-based software.

The SEO industry in particular has been abuzz with the launch, with many taking special time out of their day to test the new tool (Ref: Twitter – you know who you are).

However, what is the big deal?


IE8 InPrivate mode threatens online ad tracking

Will the new privacy measures in IE8 spell the end for third party cookies and how can companies get around these issues? 

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It's time to end the tagging nightmares

Never has something seemingly so simple as page tagging caused so many problems. 

Poor tagging is costing companies thousands of pounds a month from wasted web analytics, duplicate affiliate commissions and marketing that isn't tracked properly. 


The 10 most popular iPhone Apps

With the iPhone 3G making its debut around the world, I thought it'd be interesting to look at the iPhone Apps that have achieved the greatest popularity so far.


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.


Five outsourcing websites

Outsourcing often gets a bad rap, but if your business needs to build a new website or have a brochure designed, for instance, and lacks the expertise in-house, outsourcing your project at home or abroad is often the most viable and cost-effective solution.

So where can you find qualified contractors to complete your projects? Thanks to the internet, it's never been easier to not only locate talented contractors but to get them competing for your business.


Entrepreneurs, profitability and opportunity cost

Last week, I came across an interesting blog post.

Giacomo Guilizzoni, who was formerly a senior engineering lead at Adobe, recently launched a software company called Balsamiq which is focused on developing plug-ins for existing "Web Office" platforms.

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