10 Questions Your API Documentation Must Answer
JANUARY 12, 2016
Effective communication is the most important factor for API success. Your API Documentation Must Answer 10 Key Questions.
The Accidental API
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
How your web or mobile API might be putting your business at risk. Do you have a web or mobile API? Not familiar with web or mobile APIs?
How to Build a Great API Marketing Plan
OCTOBER 8, 2014
I was recently approached by an API vendor at an API conference. First, let’s talk about marketing and selling APIs. Better.
Slack, Chatbots, and Voice: At the Intersection of Humans and APIs
MARCH 8, 2016
Combined with the abundance of open, web-based APIs, these platforms have taken on a life outside of their original design. vertical).
Announcing the “Fundamentals of Designing a Great API” Workshop
AUGUST 25, 2014
I am pleased to announced that LaunchAny and Casey Software have teamed up to provide a new, onsite API workshop called the “Fundamentals of Designing a Great API.” ” This workshop is designed to help product and IT teams better understand the fundamentals of modern web APIs and great API design.
Inside500 Startups: the fund as API
FEBRUARY 3, 2012
My partner AJ Shanley and I dropped by the 500 Pirates' Den the other week, more officially known as the 500 Startups accelerator in Mountain View.
When Startups Partner With Big Companies
SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
There are always exceptions though and there are times when partnering can be beneficial. startups partnerships partnering strategy sales
Facebook now a mature and stable partner
The Equity Kicker
MAY 1, 2014
Yesterday Facebook showed what a mature and stable partner they have become. At Facebook
Why Twitter’s API Changes Screws Startups – And Twitter
SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
But with these new API changes, I’m not sure how or even if we can stay in business. didn’t really look into the recent API changes.
NordicAPIs Recap + How Startup Founders Should Think About Their API
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
For full disclosure, we were a media partner for the event, but I can say honestly it was well put together and full of good people.
Amazon’s Maps API now available to all developers, becomes part of Mobile App SDK
The Next Web
NOVEMBER 27, 2012
Amazon on Tuesday announced the release of its Maps API, now out of beta and integrated into the Amazon Mobile App SDK. Custom Overlays.
Sofanatics Roll Out API
JUNE 20, 2011
Today's announcement can bring that view to a great number of other websites: Sofanatics released their API. An appealing offer all around.
Things To Hate About API-TOS
MAY 26, 2010
So far, it’s far exceeded my already high expectations. I’m now sitting in the API track and the first two presentations have been dynamite. Clay Loveless from Mashery just did a presentation titled “ 5 Things I Hate About Your API-TOS“. Tags: Technology API Glue TOS I’m at the Glue Conference all day. He nailed it. See #3. 3.
Best Seed Pitch Ever
A VC : Venture Capital and Technology
JUNE 23, 2016
My partner Albert, who led our investment in Twilio, had met Jeff and was impressed with him and his vision for Twilio. Jeff came into the conference room, sat down, and said “we have taken the entire messy and complex world of telephony and reduced it to five API calls” I said “get out of here, that’s impossible.”
When Should Companies Implement a Web API Training Program?
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
I was recently asked what the key indicators might be that an organization should look to implement a modern web API training program.
Freespree Partners With Sponsermob
DECEMBER 26, 2011
On mobile, the partnering company Sponsormob, has done click-to-call advertising on an performance basis. Using the Freespee API, local search and classified publishers can increase their advertising performance and media value. Together they will offer performance-based mobile advertising to companies with call-centres.
The Building Blocks for Location from Mapbox
JUNE 17, 2015
My partners and I have a massive founder crush on Eric Gundersen, the CEO of Mapbox. My partner Ryan McIntyre was introduced to Eric by another CEO we’ve backed, Zack Rosen of Pantheon. Mapbox is an API company, not a mapping company. The map simply was the output of the API. This morning, Mapbox announced a $52.55
Nordic APIs go on tour to Copenhagen, Helsinki, and Oslo
FEBRUARY 17, 2014
This April the first, second and third, Nordic APIs is going on tour to Copenhagen , Helsinki , and Oslo with half-day events.
Shipbeat raises €1.2 M Seed Round, launches 'logistics as a service' API
AUGUST 22, 2014
Shipbeat was founded in early 2014 to develop an API which aggregates the services of leading parcel delivery companies. HOW THE API WORKS – LOGISTICS AS A SERVICE. You can automate shipping by providing basic info on what you need to ship, where to and from where via our API. Consumers want choice and convenience. says Kenneth.
#GlueCon 2014 Notes: API First: Designing your Product from the Platform Out – Kirsten Hunter, 3Scale
MAY 21, 2014
API First: Designing your Product from the Platform Out – Kirsten Hunter, 3Scale. APIs are often an afterthought for developers.
LinkedIn, Pusher and more offer their APIs to help EE explore future LTE apps at UK 4G hackathon
The Next Web
JUNE 14, 2013
Judging for the main prizes will be carried out by EE, Google and mobile enterprise app development specialists Mubaloo. Entrepreneur Insider UK
#GlueCon 2014 Notes: What Makes a Great Developer Company? – Ethan Kurzweil, Bessemer Venture Partners
MAY 21, 2014
Ethan Kurzweil, Bessemer Venture Partners. Ethan Kurzweil, Bessemer Venture Partners appeared first on LaunchAny. API GlueCon 2014
#GlueCon 2013 Notes: 20 API Business Models – John Musser, Programmable Web
MAY 23, 2013
20 API Business Models – John Musser, Programmable Web (@johnmusser). The question they get asked the most: “How do you make money with APIs?” ” Why to have APIs – many reasons. An API strategy is not an API business model. API as a Product. Partner opportunities. eBay).
FootTraffic Offers an API for Location-Based Offers
FEBRUARY 4, 2012
In other words, a way to reach a bunch of location based apps at scale via API and paying only for those that convert. We’ll be able to start partnering soon (we are currently under Alpha-stealth mode).” Israeli startup FootTraffic offers advertisers a performance marketing platform for location-based offers. billion in 2011.
The Narrow World of Platforms and APIs
Launching Tech Ventures
APRIL 5, 2011
have had the hard task of choosing a "partner platform". So we set out to find the best one available that would suit our needs.
What Does Facebook’s New API Mean For Eat.fi And How Foursquare Could Help
APRIL 22, 2010
Facebook just yesterday released its new API in its developer conference f8. This is really big news for everybody. With their new really(!)
How to Earn Money as an eBay Affiliate
Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog
JANUARY 18, 2016
One of the most popular and longstanding affiliate programs is eBay Partner Network (ePN), eBay’s in-house affiliate network. How To
Future of social payment platforms « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog
APRIL 16, 2009
Perhaps they have a strategic reason for not doing so, but I’m wondering when Facebook will drop the bomb in the form of a micropayment API that will banish all these social payment platforms to 2nd stringer status. trackback Inside Facebook reports 35% quarter on quarter growth for social media payment provider platforms. Reply 2.
PowerInbox Aims To Transform Boring Static Email
FEBRUARY 8, 2012
But the power in PowerInbox – pardon the pun – comes into its own with the opening up of its APIs to developers and partners.
Move fast: it’s your biggest competitive advantage
Version One Ventures
MARCH 8, 2016
During the day, NFX partners shared their insights from having worked with dozens of businesses over the first 2 cohorts and one of the most interesting takeaways was hearing about how they try to help companies move faster. Internal APIs help in a big way to decouple teams, giving each team ownership over everything it builds.
This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners
Both Sides of the Table
MAY 19, 2010
Current round: $35mm in Series C (extension of Series B at higher valuation) from General Atlantic, Matrix Partners. Time will tell. BuzzFeed.
How The Cloud Is Reshaping Small Business Productivity And Profits
MARCH 30, 2016
Emergent Research partner Steve King commented on this change for Talkin’ Cloud : Today, the U.S. Lower expenses. This is true.
Wibiya Opens Its Platform: Will it be the new Conduit?
OCTOBER 15, 2010
W ibiya , the two year old on-site social toolbar provider (held by parent company Modular Patterns), has announced it is launching a developer platform and an open API which will enable third party applications on the Wibiya toolbar. Wibiya has experienced viral growth since it came out of beta in January this year.
No Stack Startups
MAY 6, 2015
Historically there have always been services and APIs to string together capabilities. This obviously inverts the notion of user experience and even design (my partner Albert's great TEDx talk is all about inversions in fact). This applies, really, to any publisher: both content and commerce, for example. Take Facebook, for example.
Why Should You Put Mobile First? To Level the Playing Field
Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog
JANUARY 27, 2014
This time I talked to Chet Kapoor, CEO of Apigee , a provider of API technology services for developers and enterprises. Wrong move.
Introduction to Growth Hacking for Startups
SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
It can be done in the form of apps, API usage or business development partnerships. like/+1/follow? new and original) and interesting (i.e.
10,000 Startups – Startup Weekend Next
OCTOBER 30, 2012
And we are looking for other partners worldwide to help make this successful. The Lean LaunchPad Class. The result – Startup Weekend Next.
Your startup needs a pre-launch signup landing page
NOVEMBER 8, 2011
It’s about finding partners. Build your own site and use our viral API. Here's more info from Josh.]. by Josh Ledgard. Sorry.
Auth0: Solving the Identity Crisis
JUNE 24, 2015
Likewise you don’t get phone lines from AT&T and connect them to dialogic board anymore, you make an API call on Twilio. We have a problem.
Mancx & Viadeo Partner, Bring Knowledge Market To 40 Million More Professionals
DECEMBER 14, 2011
Arctic15 winner Mancx has partnered with Viadeo to integrate the company's Q&A platform with the Paris-based professional social network. Mancx’s API integration with Viadeo and LinkedIn provides synergies to users of both networks. Mancx allows you to buy and sell information through a question and answer platform.