2012 – The Year in Apps

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Apple Appstore Appsfire Levi Shapiro 2012 ad networks advertising Android Angry Birds API App Store apple category developers Discovery Draw Something entertainment Games Google handset IP iPhone Lifestyle maps marketing mobile music Navigation rovio sdk social networks statistics UI What's AppNearly 100,000 new developers created applications this year for the App Store, which rakes in 4x more revenue than Google Play.

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Allot is a leading provider of intelligent IP service optimization and revenuegeneration solutions based on Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology, Allot Service Gateway solutions for mobile broadband are compliant with 3G.4G/LTE and WiMax networks and provide full cell awareness.

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Soccer, Fail Whales and APIs

Non-Linear Growth

Which brings me to the real topic of this post; APIs. Twitter is perhaps the business most frequently associated with the term API. The risk, however, is that we develop a mental association between downtime and APIs. Lets not confuse the term API with what is behind the API; service delivery infrastructure. An API is simply an access point into an infrastructure based service. the service delivery infrastructure behind the API is what really matters.

If You’re Developing Any 3D Printing Tech, Don’t Buy A Stratasys Printer

Andrew Payne

I’ve written before about the risks of building on various Internet platform APIs (e.g. Technically, it says that your invention must incorporate, or be derived from, or improve upon their IP. Facebook, Google, etc.) — many SDK agreements let the platform copy anything they want , while you have no recourse. I just learned about a similar example in the hardware world.

Some Fresh Twitter Stats (as of July 2012, Dataset Included)

Diego Basch

The Twitter API allows requesting 100 user profiles with one call, so that means I had to issue 12,500 calls. Twitter limits API requests from a given IP address to 150 per hour (in practice sometimes less).

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Benchmarking Cassandra Scalability on AWS - Over a million writes per second

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If a node fails, its replacement has a different IP address, but we want it to have the same token, and the original Cassandra replacement mechanisms had to be extended to handle this case cleanly. Upcoming Changes to the Open API Program. Redesigning the Netflix API. api. (2).

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Startup Resources

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Use their api to handle payment related stuff. Rovi API has everything you need for information. Rdio provides the music and the player via an API. Box API lets you store files dynamically! Camera, video, and most of the APIs described above for web Tools).

Robots, Graphs, and Binary Search

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This is great, especially when they use the Etsy API. The full list has over 1800 records, but here’s a sample: So given this list, and an incoming IP address, how can one quickly tell who it belongs too, if anyone? We love our human customers.

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Putting the Dev in Devops: Bringing Software Engineering to Operations Infrastructure Tooling

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indigo-web : a web frontend and API. Adding an option to run against a different API URL. Using the server-specific configuration files mentioned previously, I was able to allow people to specify the URL for the Indigo API they wanted to use.

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18 Top A/B Testing Tools Reviewed by CRO Experts

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There are a lot of available configuration options, for example you can add multiple filters such as user IP address, localisation or cookie values. At this point in time, the field is flooded with solutions. Finding a proper A/B testing tool isn’t the problem anymore.

Plans are nothing, but planning is indispensable

Chris Dixon

At the core of the product will be a database that classifies URLs, IP addresses, program downloads, ActiveX objects, and other “web entities” according to their degree of trustworthiness. IP intelligence services, phishing blacklist feeds, website and program popularity data).

Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth?

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This analogy carries through to due diligence: fixing a $20 rattling door handle preemptively removes that obstacle to a sale, just as cleaning up your startup’s capitalization table and IP assignment rights in advance will ensure the funding process goes that much smoother.

Drop in some intelligent security to your startup with Castle.io

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Their API works with both your home-grown login configuration or with outside tools like OAuth.

LXC – Automating Containers aka Virtual Madness (Part 2)

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The first numerically available IP address in any of our VM subnets is allocated to the Bob by iterating through reverse DNS lookups on the range until an NXDOMAIN is returned. An LXC config file is then created using the IP address and other options. Presenting Virtual Madness!

Special: 72 Israeli Companies Exhibit at the 2010 Mobile World Congress

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Allot Communications -a leading provider of intelligent IP service optimization and revenue generation solutions based on Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology. These solutions support a cost-effective evolution to a service-assured, all IP/Ethernet network.

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Venture Capitalists, Super Angels and the State of Startup Funding

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Get Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor

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3) People/companies building open APIs and the “pipes” to support all these apps. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) : network transfer protocol, basically it defines requirements for network communications.

11 Trends in Web Logo Design

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11 Trends in Web Logo Design

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Twitter Link Roundup #71 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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Google’s Elemental API Periodic Table – [link]. With increasing numbers of mobile apps, IP theft is becoming more common – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

Venture Capitalists, Super Angels and the State of Startup Funding

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The Next Web: Every Device a Web Service?

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Devil's advocates step forward: --cell phones don't have fixed IPs. Create a proxy system, where the IPs are fixed and hosted at the proxy, and the smartphone logs into the proxy when the phone's available. Someone recently ported Node.js

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What Google's Penguin Algorithm Means for Your Business

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Startup Business Model Considerations

SoCal CTO

Fantastic post by Christian Gammill - Startup Delta Force… From a competitive perspective (e.g. all the other folks out there that will try to enter the same market) the barriers have been dropping over the last few years.

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IDEA #95 - URL Filter for filtering Adult websites using Google.

Steve Poland

The Google route is good, but as mentioned in the comments, Google may block the IP; but we’re not profiting from Google. The obstacle however would be google banning the IP that does the scraping. 48) { this.width = 48; this.height = 48; } ; if (this.width Sam on January 28th, 2009 2:17 pm ( perm link ) This would be super easy to implement through the Google API.

CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers

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Expensify Blog. Expense Reports That Don't Suck. CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers. Update: The end is near, Expensify is hiring a.NET programmer! Learn more… Saturday edit: Wow, quite a response to this. Some additional comments at the end. Sunday edit : Still going!

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Rebtel Moves To Lower Costs In International SMS Traffic

ArcticStartup

Just before Easter, Rebtel has announced that they are moving into the international SMS space with the launch of the ToIP (Text-over-IP) service. Rebtel To IP is an SMS service for feature phones that is up to 93% cheaper than a similar service offered by AT&T and Verizon. With the announcement Rebtel is also opening their Rebtel messaging API to developers to use.

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When Startups Partner With Big Companies

Mark Birch

Certain business models in fact rely upon partnerships to remain in business, such as startups that are based around API’s into their data, tools, or infrastructure. Last week, I discussed my thoughts on partnerships between startups and big corporations.

Pick the Perfect Name for Your Startup

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SaaS & the Art of Software Pricing. A decade of AWS & Twilio experience in one hilarious hour.

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Uh, for Twilio we don’t have a UI, ‘cause we’re an API company so it’s kind of our documentation and code samples and things like that but either way there’s notion of a tour, right? Right, and if I’m a Ruby developer and your API doesn’t have a Ruby variant then maybe you should move on to one that does. So, I’ll give you and example: A few years ago, 2006 I think it was, uh, I had an idea for uh an API that would do the deliverability of email for you. Beware!

The Four Laws of Software Economics | Rich Mironov | BoS Talk, Transcript and AMA

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Do you own any IP? If we’re in the API business, let’s imagine you’ve got some big data analytics thing up in the sky and customers can upload x bytes worth of stuff and figure out what their middle names are. And you’ve got all these API’s which are brilliant and built by your team and they say we’ve got version 2.6 “Your Development Team Will Never, Ever, be Big Enough” Rich is a seasoned Product Guy.

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#GlueCon 2014 Notes: Salter: Using Go to provision Saltstack clusters on AWS – Dave Smith, Orchestrate

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e.g. 11 mins to spin up 28 nodes w/ Hadoop, Elastic Search, Hbase, API nodes. ssh – never lookup an IP again. info – see internal/external IPs. (Notes by @tomkane ). Salter: Using Go to provision Saltstack clusters on AWS – Dave Smith, Orchestrate. Using fanout.io for PubSub. Love Salt. SaltCloud didn’t exist yet, so…. History. Gen0: Ruby (agh!). Gen1: Python (better…). Gen2: Golang app (best!). Benefit: Single binary. What’s it do?

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10 Characteristics of Successful Distribution Networks - NextWala

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machine-learning algorithms or other blocking IP to convince yourself. payments, discovery, search, APIs etc. NextWala. VC perspective and analysis from a former entrepreneur. About Me. Dev Khare. New Delhi, India. dkhare at lightspeedvp dot com. www.about.me/dkhare. dkhare.

Kernel Debugging 101

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The code at the end of the previous section tells us a null pointer dereference was the cause of the crash, and it gives us some clues as to what happened: IP: [<ffffffff8142bb40>] __netif_receive_skb+0x60/0x6e0. So let’s start poking at the memory to see what specifically happened: IP: [<ffffffff8142bb40>] __netif_receive_skb+0x60/0x6e0. A dark fog had been rolling in that night, and we had been setting up a new cluster of servers. CentOS 6.2,

#GlueCon 2013 Notes: Start Small & Go Big: Getting the Most From Google Compute Engine – Joe Beda, Google

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Cloud Datastore available via REST API – no longer a requirement to use Google App Engine to get access to it. e.g. download code from Google Storage, access app data in Cloud Datastore, using the compute API itself. Can promote ephemeral IPs to static. Cloud Console is their web-based dashboard interface – shows REST API calls that will be executed (great for devs to learn APIs while using web console).

Brain Alliance And Sanoma Launch Aggregated Sales Service Brain.fi

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Plans are to include importing of data through Excel-spreadsheets or APIs from existing stores. Interesting aspect of the store is also that the service has been protected by European level IP regulation and mechanisms, which only tells that Brain.fi

6 Ways to Recruit Talent for Startups

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Announcing NYC BigApps 2013

Mark Birch

Applicants can pick at least one data set from NYC Open Data or other approved federal, state, city and private data sets and APIs; generate at least one new, original data set through the app; or mix and match any of these approaches. .

When Is A Startup "Venture Fundable?"

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skip to main | skip to sidebar 12 July 2010 When Is A Startup "Venture Fundable?" I spend a healthy chunk of my time helping startups think through their capital raise strategies.

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Incorporate Your Startup at the Right Time

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