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Uber Opens Its API With 11 Launch Partners, Including OpenTable, TripAdvisor, and United Airlines

We told you it was coming, and here it is: Last week, my colleague Josh Constine reported that Uber was preparing to release an API that would enable its on-demand ride-hailing service to be integrated into a number of third party apps. Today, the company is announcing its API will become available …

Advice You Can Run With: 5 Tips on Designing for Mobile

<i>This post was originally published on the</i> <i>Shutterstock blog</i> <i>and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Mobile technology is transforming consumer behavior. Last year, mobile devices were on track to outpace the number of people in the world, and it’s estimated that by 2017, there will be 1.4 mobile …

Twitter Is Destroying Itself

I’ve been in love with Twitter for quite a few years now. At first, like most people, I didn’t get it at all. I, like many, made the mistake of thinking it was for trivialities like “this is what I had for lunch” and the like. However, as the service progressed, I started to understand the draw. …

Spotify Pushes Popular Playlists With A New Tastemaker Tab

Spotify, now with 40 million users, looks like it’s adding another new feature that it hopes will help get the long tail of those registered music listeners more active on its platform. A tab has appeared called “Tastemakers” — a list of people whose names may not at all be familiar to you, but who …

LTG Exam Prep Platform Raises $3M In Series A Round To Develop SAT, More Test Apps

Whether it’s the SAT or the GMAT, studying for standardized tests hasn’t changed a great deal. The test prep market, valued at $861 million, is led by companies like Kaplan Test Prep and The Princeton Review, who require students to cling to their heavy test prep textbooks.<p>But as more and more …

27 of the Best Chrome Extensions You Should Check out Today

We love the Web. Seriously, we do. But sometimes, achieving what you want is a little harder and takes a little longer than you’d really want. It’s for that reason that we’ve put together a list of 27 of the best Chrome extensions you can find around.<p>We’ve broken them down into groups of a few per …

Estately Launches Flip, A Tinder For Real Estate

One of the annoyances of online real estate search is that you often see the exact same house pop up day after day, even though it is a run-down shack (“rustic with good bones”) in a not so nice (“up and coming”) neighborhood with a concrete yard (“low maintenance”). Estately wants to free you from …

4 alternatives to increasingly expensive Facebook ads

The news that the average cost of a Facebook ad had jumped 123 percent compared to a year ago was disheartening for small businesses.<p>Until recently, growing businesses and startups had found the social media site an affordable place to post ads. But competition for Facebook’s limited ad space had …