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Introducing the Azure API Apps Tools for Visual Studio 2013

With the Azure SDK 2.5.1 Release we took the opportunity to combine existing Web Publishing techniques with the new Azure Resource Management APIs to …

How To Leverage Web APIs In Your Business

<i>Manfred (@ManfredBo) is API Market Development Director at 3scale – delivering API Management solutions (@3scale on Twitter). Vanessa (@deepbane) is a Product Manager at APItools by 3scale – a tool for developers to easily integrate with internal and external API services (@apitools on Twitter).</i><p>An …

Fashion Discovery Site Roposo Grabs $5M From Tiger Global

Roposo, a social network and discovery platform for fashion products based in Gurgaon, announced today that it has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Tiger Global.<p>Other participants in the round include returning investors India Quotient and Binny Bansal, co-founder and chief operating …

Facebook’s Parse unveils SDKs for the Internet of Things

Facebook today introduced new software development kits for its Parse mobile app development platform, to let developers incorporate data from Internet-connected devices.<p>The news, which first leaked yesterday from within a Facebook app, came officially today at Facebook’s developer-oriented F8 …

SEC allows regular Americans to become venture capitalists, no Silicon Valley cred required

Get the PayPal account ready.<p>Startups can now raise up to $50 million by selling stock online to anyone, opening the door for Internet-based equity …

Venture Capital

The Dirty Secret To Gorgeous Hair

For more and more women, skipping the suds (or cutting down big-time) is the trick to lustrous locks.<p>It happens all the time: You tell your co-worker her hair looks amazing and she proudly reveals that her bouncy blowout is days old and she hasn't washed her perfectly tousled hair in a week—and …

Hair

Tax Software Wars Heat Up As TurboTax Makes A Change

With filing season just around the corner, the tax software wars are heating up.<p>Earlier this week, MousePrint (sister site to ConsumerWorld.org) issued a “Warning for TurboTax Users.” According to the site, “[r]egular purchasers of Intuit’s TurboTax Deluxe, the top selling desktop tax preparation …

H&R Block

Crowdfunding Startups Are Looking To Refashion The Business Of Fashion

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dennis Mitzner lives in Tel Aviv and is the Chief Editor of Inside3DP. He writes about startups, technology trends and politics.</i><p>Crowdfunding is enabling new fashion startups to fight against the industry norm of manufacturing in Asia, bringing production closer to home thanks to lower …

96-piece model is the latest addition to 3D printing firm’s digital store, as it targets students and amateur paleontologists alike<p>150 million years ago, Stegosaurus dinosaurs roamed the Earth. In 2014, thanks to 3D printing technology, they could be roaming classrooms and homes.<p>3D printing firm …

Big Idea 2015: The Coming Micropayment Disruption

The innovation that will shape the coming year, I think, will be the consumer use of digital currencies, such as bitcoin and its derivatives. …

A Story of Software Development Methodologies

I have been recently asked how the Android team at Capitaine Train is working: “How often do you release new versions of the application?”, “What’s …

Japanese prototyping tool Prott adds Apple Watch app development support

<i>See the original story in Japanese.</i><p>Tokyo-based Goodpatch, a startup that specializes in developing UX/UI improvement solutions, announced today that …

Live Webinar: Leverage Microsoft Azure for Next-Gen App Development

Please check out this upcoming webinar!<b>When:</b> <b>Starts:</b> December 18, 2014 10:00 AM-11:00 AM<b><br>Time Zone:</b> (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada);</b> …

DreamFactory Downloads

You can install DreamFactory in a number of ways: using a cloud service, a local install, or on any Linux or Windows server. The links below provide …

Linux

This Is the Best New Feature YouTube Has Added in Years

YouTube has quietly launched a new GIF creation feature that could trigger an explosion of looping, frenetic clips across the web.<p>The GIF creator …

Grab a GIF from a video with new YouTube GIF creator

YouTube now has a GIF creator, and if there's one thing my mama taught me, it's never look a GIF horse in the mouth. (She loves puns, what can I say?)<p>Using the new tool on the Google-owned video site, you can grab a portion of the video you're watching and turn it into a looping silent mini-clip …

GIF Animations

How to Optimize Your Business with a Mobile App

When it comes to the business value of mobile, the growth and engagement numbers speak for themselves. According to one study from Cisco, traffic from wireless and mobile devices are expected to outpace wired devices by 2018. Not to mention, mobile data traffic will grow three times faster than …

New York City Has A New Plan To Give Everyone High-Speed WiFi Internet Access For Free

The plan, called LinkNYC, will replace the city's aging pay phone system with "Links."<p>Links are hubs for free Wi-Fi that run at up to gigabit speeds, and they offer a bunch of other services, including free phone calls within the U.S., access to 311 and 911, a free charging station for your phone, …

BitTorrent now lets any artist release premium content bundles

BitTorrent has just opened up its bundle distribution service to allow all musicians, filmmakers and other media artists to offer fans paid content bundles on the massively popular peer-to-peer file sharing network.<p>Having become notorious for letting users share copyrighted music, videos, books and …

Tech companies want you to have free web encryption

Ideally, you'd encrypt everything you do on the web to keep it away from spies and thieves. However, getting a security certificate to enable that encryption on your own site can be both costly and difficult -- many people don't even bother. That's not good enough for the Electronic Frontier …

App integration specialist SnapLogic tacks on $20M

SnapLogic, a startup with software for integrating multiple business applications, has wrapped up a $20 million funding round, putting it in a better position to compete with longtime providers of data-integration software.<p>The new money will go toward sales, marketing, and operations, according to …

7 Ways to Better Integrate SEO Across Your Marketing Channels

<i>Brian Honigman is a marketing consultant, speaker and a freelance writer. This post originally appeared on the Digital Current blog.</i><p>Search engine optimization is one of the most essential marketing functions to help drive qualified visitors to your website on a regular basis, but unfortunately many …

What The Top 1% Of Software Engineers Do That The Other 99% Do Not

<i>Answer by Michael O. Church, functional programmer and machine learning engineer, on Quora</i><p>My first inclination was to disclaim, “I’m not top 1%, maybe top <i>N</i>%” where N is some slightly higher integer, because false precision makes great humble-brags. In reality, I have a hard time identifying “top …

Gimbal says beacons and smartphones will alter the consumer landscape. Here's why

Gimbal wants to change the consumer experience for Americans one beacon at a time.<p>Gimbal produces smart beacons — small, often circular-shaped objects that are typically installed on walls or near cash registers of retailers and restaurants — in pursuit of its vision of a mobile-only world, where …

Lenovo stuck a projector into a 13-inch tablet

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Lenovo announced a batch of new tablets in its Yoga line on Thursday. One of them is unique: the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is an …

The Grid Uses Artificial Intelligence To Design Your Websites For You

Designing a good-looking website has never been easy, and while many services promise to let you build a site without ever having to touch any code, you quickly reach their limits if you want to have a more advanced site. The Grid, which is launching its crowdfunding campaign today, promises to do …

Jobvite Lands Another $25M For Its Recruitment-As-Marketing Analytics Platform

Jobvite — a recruitment platform visited by more than 35 million people in the last year, which lets companies post job openings and then disseminate and monitor how those job vacancy alerts perform across other sites and recruitment services — is today announcing that it has raised another $25 …

Stamplay Is IFTTT For Back-End Development

If you are a front-end developer, setting up signup forms and integrations with popular APIs can be very painful. Stamplay wants to make back-end development as easy as playing with Lego bricks. The best analogy would be to think of it as an IFTTT for developers.<p>Coding using Stamplay is all about …