Tim Shnaider

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ISIS Plot Tip-Off Triggered New Year's Eve Terror Scare in Munich

World<p>Munich's main station was evacuated just before New Year after authorities received a "very concrete" tip that ISIS militants from Iraq and Syria were planning an attack at midnight, officials said Friday.<p>Intelligence reports warned that between five and seven assailants planned to blow …

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Zapier Opens Its Developer Platform, Gives The Everyday Joe A Way To Connect APIs

Zapier, a platform for connecting apps to automate tasks, has been constrained to some extent by the limitations for integrating third-party services. That has changed with Zapier’s update to its developer platform that the company announced this week.<p>The change is noteworthy for, if nothing else, …

Developers flock to hot APIs for Bitcoin, translation, and stock services

Developers have enough to do as they attempt to make their companies’ applications stand out in app stores and even in the world of enterprise software. If they want to add complex features users will dig, like a tool for handling payments in the Bitcoin virtual currency, they can tap external …

DataHero raises $3.1M and revamps its analytics service

Analytics startup DataHero, which focuses on relatively small data for developers and individuals, has raised $3.15 million in venture capital and …

Zapier touts more than 250 integrations to help businesses link their favorite applications

Despite what you hear from the software giants, there are plenty of people — and certainly plenty of businesses — that don’t necessarily want to buy …

Chrome Beta Gets New Tools For Mobile Development With Better Viewport Emulation, Screencast-Enabled Remote Debugging

With the launch of the latest Chrome beta this morning, Google introduced a number of new tools for mobile developers that should make it a bit easier for them to test their mobile web apps right from the desktop. The beta channel for desktop and Android now allows developers to debug their apps …

Uber Integrates PayPal's New SDK Into Its Mobile Apps To Offer New Ways To Pay

Uber and PayPal have teamed up to integrate the payment system into the private car service’s mobile apps. Through this partnership, Uber customers can opt to pay through other means besides their credit cards. Not all users will be able to participate right now — it’s launching in five select …

A quick reminder of why cloud computing really matters — the applications

Amazon Web Services’ (s amzn) second-annual re:Invent user conference kicks off on Tuesday, and the scale of the thing speaks volumes of just how …

File Uploading Without a Server

<i>This article was featured on Hacker News. More comments there.</i>

a more usable credit card form. Improve payment form, checkout, and ecommerce usability with JavaScript card number validation, credit card type detection, and more.

• Regular text inputs don't prevent many errors that occur during the clumsy process of entering credit card numbers. While glancing from credit card …

Weebly Unveils A Shopify-Like Competitor

Easy website creation service Weebly is unveiling a new offering that will enable users to create their own e-commerce site. This product includes a mobile store and checkout, filtered search capability, an advanced way to display merchandise, and an integrated shopping cart.<p>Today’s news comes as …

Leanplum makes mobile A/B testing broadly available

Leanplum‘s A/B testing SaaS product for mobile apps is now available to developers who sign up.<p>A/B testing is the process of putting out different …

The Myth of the Brainstorming Session

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Over dinner a couple months ago, one of my friends said he needed some help coming up with a name for a new website.<p>Here be gadgetsNot here exactly, but on our new hardware site Plugged.Here<p>He told me a bit about the site and asked if I could …

I Bought an Apartment Specifically to Rent Out on AirBnB

<i>This is a guest post by Jon Wheatley of Need/Want that originally appeared on the company’s blog. Need/Want makes innovative products that solve problems like SmartBedding and Draft Notebooks.</i><p>In 2012 I bought an apartment specifically to rent out on Airbnb. I’ve been managing it remotely for the …