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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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How Web APIs Unlock Value in the Cloud

How Web APIs Unlock Value in the Cloud. That is where a web API comes in. Just as the power of crowds has populated the social content repositories of Web 2.0 — YouTube videos, Facebook updates, tweets, and more — the web API enables designers and developers to re-purpose the body of knowledge that is the cloud.

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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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Facebook now a mature and stable partner

The Equity Kicker

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

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

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. I 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.

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.

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.

Things To Hate About API-TOS

Feld Thoughts

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“. For simplicity, I’ll call the company providing the API’s the “platform company” and the companies using the API as the “ecosystem partners.”

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.

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.

#GlueCon 2014 Notes: API First: Designing your Product from the Platform Out – Kirsten Hunter, 3Scale

Launch Any

API First: Designing your Product from the Platform Out – Kirsten Hunter, 3Scale. APIs are often an afterthought for developers.

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. Startup Shipbeat yesterday announced a $ 1.6

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.

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

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

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.

#GlueCon 2014 Notes: What Makes a Great Developer Company? – Ethan Kurzweil, Bessemer Venture Partners

Launch Any

Ethan Kurzweil, Bessemer Venture Partners. Ethan Kurzweil, Bessemer Venture Partners appeared first on LaunchAny. API GlueCon 2014


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.

#GlueCon 2013 Notes: 20 API Business Models – John Musser, Programmable Web

Launch Any

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.

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

Messing Around At The Fringe

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Play with their API’s and go deep in forums, even if there’s no investment in sight. The partners at your firm benefit from having established networks that will pass along interesting, valuable opportunities. Mess around in the corners of the internet. You have more freedom than they do to mess around on the fringe.

This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

Both Sides of the Table

Our guest this week on #TWiVC was Dana Settle , partner at Greycroft Partners , a venture capital firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles.

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.

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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10,000 Startups – Startup Weekend Next

Steve Blank

I’m partnered with four great organizations to deliver the program. The Lean LaunchPad Class. The result – Startup Weekend Next.

Would You Outsource Your Startup to a SaaS?

The post asks if startups would be interested in a service that offered an API and other services to launch a startup. What do you think?

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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. Prove it.

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The Best Tech Conference Of The Year Happens In Boulder Next Week

Feld Thoughts

When Eric Norlin and my partner Seth Levine first cooked up the idea for glue, they built it around our Glue theme – namely integrating (or “glueing&# ) together web applications. The Glue Conference is next week – 5/25 and 5/26 – in Boulder. Our activity around Glue + AdTech generated our Adhesive theme.

Evaluating whether a sector is interesting as an investment target

The Equity Kicker

The post was written by Bradford Cross, partner at Data Collective. Machine-learning as-a-service dies a death – main reason: machine learning APIs are two dumb for AI experts and too difficult for AI novices. Machine learning APIs aren’t solving a problem for anyone. AI is cleantech 2.0 However, focusing is hard.

One of the Biggest Mistakes Enterprise Startups Make

Both Sides of the Table

And you can’t use the API argument to get out of helping with integration. Channel Partners Not Yet Formed. Let me explain why: 1.

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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