In Silicon Valley, open APIs have long been a staple of how tech companies do business. Twitter has an API. Facebook and Yahoo! have APIs. Google kick-started the API phenomenon with the Google Maps API. eBay and Amazon.com pioneered APIs as a lucrative business model.
Now an increasing number of brands are getting in on the action: Best Buy, Sears, MasterCard, MTV and Rhapsody now sport APIs alongside upstarts like HotUKDeals, Zappos and Wine.com. Continue reading
Here they are, my favorite articles, videos, and other random stuff that I produced in 2010.
Also, a huge thanks to all my readers, especially the ones who have engaged with me. This past year was very successful for me and I really do appreciate your support. Thanks again. Continue reading
Here’s my final report from the seventh annual Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco — among the nation’s premier tech conferences. Despite not having top-tier glass, I managed to capture some impressive images of some of Silicon Valley’s tech leaders: Here’s a Flickr set of 71 images. A few snippets from Wednesday’s session (I was networking, taking photos and multitasking): … Continue reading
Google CEO Eric Schmidt Now in its seventh year, Web 2.0 Summit — running Monday to Wednesday in San Francisco this week — remains an exceptional experience for members of the tech community. Over the years, Web 2.0 Summit has consistently pulled in the biggest names in the tech industry, and this year is no different, with Google CEO Eric … Continue reading
The Hotlist, DataSift, MobilePay are worth a look for businesses & individuals At last week’s TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, I met a number of startups that I thought were really cool. They may not have made it to the Top 7, and they didn’t win the TechCrunch cup, but I think these are companies that will be useful … Continue reading
Voice-based search, cloud-based services & much more Ialmost didn’t make it to my first TechCrunch Disrupt because of client work, but I managed to make the trek in, all revved for disruption! Battlefield Session 1 Disruptors The complete list of all Tech Crunch Disrupt presenters showed a wide range of start-ups and business models. A few that stood out in … Continue reading