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10 Questions Your API Documentation Must Answer

Launch Any

Effective communication is the most important factor for API success. Your API Documentation Must Answer 10 Key Questions.

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The Accidental API

Launch Any

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?

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How to Build a Great API Marketing Plan

Launch Any

I was recently approached by an API vendor at an API conference. First, let’s talk about marketing and selling APIs. Better.

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Slack, Chatbots, and Voice: At the Intersection of Humans and APIs

Launch Any

Combined with the abundance of open, web-based APIs, these platforms have taken on a life outside of their original design. vertical).

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Announcing the “Fundamentals of Designing a Great API” Workshop

Launch Any

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.

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Inside500 Startups: the fund as API

Fred Destin

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.

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When Startups Partner With Big Companies

Mark Birch

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

Yesterday Facebook showed what a mature and stable partner they have become. At Facebook

Why Twitter’s API Changes Screws Startups – And Twitter


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


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.

Sofanatics Roll Out API


Today's announcement can bring that view to a great number of other websites: Sofanatics released their API. An appealing offer all around.

Amazon’s Maps API now available to all developers, becomes part of Mobile App SDK

The Next Web

Amazon on Tuesday announced the release of its Maps API, now out of beta and integrated into the Amazon Mobile App SDK. Custom Overlays.

Things To Hate About API-TOS

Feld Thoughts

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.

When Should Companies Implement a Web API Training Program?

Launch Any

I was recently asked what the key indicators might be that an organization should look to implement a modern web API training program.

Best Seed Pitch Ever

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

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.”

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Freespree Partners With Sponsermob


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

Feld Thoughts

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


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


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

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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

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

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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

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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

VC Cafe

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

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 And How Foursquare Could Help


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

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


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


But the power in PowerInbox – pardon the pun – comes into its own with the opening up of its APIs to developers and partners.

This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

Both Sides of the Table

Current round: $35mm in Series C (extension of Series B at higher valuation) from General Atlantic, Matrix Partners.  Time will tell. BuzzFeed. 

Move fast: it’s your biggest competitive advantage

Version One Ventures

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.

How The Cloud Is Reshaping Small Business Productivity And Profits

crowdSPRING Blog

Emergent Research partner Steve King commented on this change for Talkin’ Cloud : Today, the U.S. Lower expenses. This is true.

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Wibiya Opens Its Platform: Will it be the new Conduit?

VC Cafe

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

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.

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Why Should You Put Mobile First? To Level the Playing Field

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This time I talked to Chet Kapoor, CEO of Apigee , a provider of API technology services for developers and enterprises. Wrong move.

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Introduction to Growth Hacking for Startups

VC Cafe

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

Steve Blank

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

47 Hats

It’s about finding partners.  Build your own site and use our viral API.  Here's more info from Josh.]. by Josh Ledgard. Sorry.

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Mancx & Viadeo Partner, Bring Knowledge Market To 40 Million More Professionals


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.


Auth0: Solving the Identity Crisis

K9 Ventures

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.

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