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11 Ideal Facebook Tools for Contests and Analyzation

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>The built-in tools that Facebook offers to business pages and advertisers are robust and detailed. Hence, you’re likely to uncover a smaller stash of third-party tools than you might for a network like Twitter.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and …

Will You Have Your Own API Someday?

<b>In only a little more than a dozen years, APIs have become the software wonder plug connecting the world’s smart devices across the Internet.</b><p>Twitter, …

Why it’s time to stop worshipping coders

Software developers are the superheroes of the startup world, and Silicon Valley can’t seem to get enough of them. With the number of coding jobs in America exploding twice as fast as standard job growth, it’s no surprise that everyone wants to learn to code. It’s a “hot” profession, one that comes …

How to win followers and thinkfluence people

For many, Twitter has become a useful tool for increasing the scope and impact of their work. For others, it can be something of a mystery, with users feeling clueless as to how they might transition from one of the followers to one of the followed. Here are tips on how to maximize your Twitter …

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4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

Gartner: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2014

Gartner just concluded its Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013 in Orlando, gathering tens of thousands of IT executives. Among the most anticipated aspects of the gathering are the ruminations from the Gartner pontificators regarding IT trends. Among several trends shared were the Top 10 Strategic …

The 21 Hottest Cloud Startups Right Now

And there's more where that came from, like the 21 startups on this list.<p>We curated this list in a couple of ways. We asked enterprise venture capitalists to tell us about cloud startups they are particularly excited about. That's fair. These VCs believe enough in these companies to invest.<p>But we …

Loop: The Future Of Mobile Payments Or A Temporary Fix?

Loop is a new mobile payments startup making some fairly big claims. The company says it has invented a technology that lets you pay with your phone at nearly any point-of-sale across the U.S., without requiring merchants to upgrade their hardware. Nor do you have to own a particular device, like …

Themer will make your Android phone look amazing

One of the benefits of Android is its customisability, but that process isn't always easy for average users. An app called Themer is trying to change …

Niche Networks: Why Zapnito Wants to Quieten the Web

He served as CTO for a premier conference company and grew projects valued at up to $1 billion.<p>So why did Charles Thiede use paternity leave to quieten the Internet?<p>“Google+ has 400 million registered users,” he says. “Facebook has 1 billion users. The user is the product. I use these tools, get …

In the connected home, do you want your apps from scratch or pre-prepared?

As the internet of things matures, it’s forcing consumers to think about how they want to build their connected home of the future. And frankly, this …