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Storygami's Building a Tool to Add Context to Web Video

<i>Each week we’re profiling one company that has been selected for Boost – our early-stage startup growth program. Catch up with these companies in person</i> at <i>The Next Web Conference Europe on April 23 & 24.</i><p>Video is great for telling stories, but it can’t always tell the <i>whole</i> story. Storygami is on a …

Startups

Twitter Buys Live Streaming App Periscope

If you looked at this week’s sudden Meerkat phenomenon and thought “hey, Twitter should buy this,” then you’re on the right track. According to sources we’ve spoken with, Twitter has been in talks to purchase live streaming app Periscope, which many private beta users have compared to</b> …

Mustbin’s New App Blends Secure Private Messaging With Cloud Storage

Mustbin, the mobile application that began as a secure organizer for personal documents and other information captured by your smartphone’s camera, is today making a larger move to compete in the private mobile messaging space with the launch of Mustbin 2.0. The new app is now offering a solid …

What Types of Companies are Using SMS?

Most of us know SMS as a simple communication tool to quickly send messages, but as we’ve covered in the past few weeks, SMS is more than just an easy way to chat. Many businesses rely on SMS to operate creatively and effectively in application-to-person (A2P) SMS, where an app delivers messages to …

Customers

The WebRTC Race Begins Today

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Chip Wilcox is the CEO of Temasys.</i><p>As recently as 2012, it seemed that Web Real-Time Communication, or WebRTC, was so clandestine that the technology was a skunk works project, hidden in a back office somewhere in Silicon Valley. It is now an emerging standard of web communication that …

Layer, Which Lets Developers Add Messaging To Any App, Launches To Public

Layer, the company making it possible for developers to add rich messaging capabilities to their apps without having to build their own infrastructure from the ground up, is today making its service available to the public, following its beta period that began with its TechCrunch Disrupt win back …

Respoke Launches Its WebRTC-Based Platform For Voice, Video And Text Chat Apps

Digium, the company behind the popular open source Asterisk PBX software, today announced the official launch of Respoke, its WebRTC service backend for developers. Respoke joins a number of similar services like Bistri and Telefonica’s TokBox that also offer WebRTC-centric communications platforms.<p>…

HubPress Makes It Easy To Build A Blog On GitHub

There are already a few tools out there for building static pages on GitHub – Jeykll, Octopress and Awestruct among them – but the creators of HubPress wanted to make a way of hosting a blog that didn’t require as much technical knowhow.<p>To run a blog from your GitHub account using HubPress, you …

Google Analytics

Skype Too Simple? Try This ASCII Video Chat Client for Devs

Sometimes, older is better. And this ASCII video chat client on GitHub might not replace Skype or Google Hangouts anytime soon (or anytime ever), but it’s certainly worth checking out if you’re an inquisitive dev familiar with terminal.<p>You’ll need to be comfortable compiling your own software if …

Google Hangout

Responsive web design is coming to VR

Image copyright Andrew Burton/Getty Images.Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard and Samsung’s Gear VR are all trying to get developers excited about …

Virtual Reality

5 Typeface Challenges in Designing For Next-Gen Interfaces

<i>Jason Pamental is the co-founder of h+w design and</i> <i>author of ‘Responsive Typography.’</i><p>The explosion of new devices — phones, watches, health and fitness monitors and other wearable gadgets enabled by the Internet of Things — is yielding an increasingly interconnected set of user experiences. Even our …

UI Design

How We Redesigned Our Product in Less Than a Week

<i>Bastiaan Janmaat and Mike Dorsey are co-founders of DataFox, a predictive intelligence company reinventing the way investors, analysts, and business development professionals research and track technology companies.</i><p>Time is often the scarcest resource for a startup. When you’re building a complex …

Logentries Slack Integration Brings Alerts to Chat

A new Slack integration from Logentries announced today means that even devops teams can drop email alerts in favor of chat notifications from Slack.<p>Logentries is a tool that businesses can use to retain logs in a single location and helps make it easier to analyze and search them for …

DevOps