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Minecraft Prerelease 1.2.5 Now Available
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We reported at the beginning of the month that Mojang hired on former Bukkit members to help steer the future of Minecraft. They must have been put right to work when they arrived at Mojang because we’re already on the …

Google Announces New Ad Exchange Developer Resources Google Announces New Ad Exchange Developer Resources

If you use Ad Exchange, you’re going to want to listen up. Google is making some new resources available to developers that should make your lives a lot easier. The first and most important change is that the Ad Exchange …

YouTube Has Official Minimum Embed Size YouTube Has Official Minimum Embed Size

I sure love embedding YouTube videos onto blogs, this Web site and pretty much everywhere else on the Web. The joy of embedding brings with it a decision though – what size should I make the embed? We have our …

Google: OAuth 2.0 Playground Gets New Features Google: OAuth 2.0 Playground Gets New Features

Google launched the super handy OAuth 2.0 Playground last december which lets developers play around with the OAuth 2.0 protocol and APIs that use it. Never the one to let good enough stay good, Google has added new features that …

Google+ Hangouts API Out Of Preview Google+ Hangouts API Out Of Preview

One of the more impressive features of Google+ is the Hangouts feature. It enables video chatting among multiple friends at once over the Google+ platform, but organizations also use it to meet one-on-one with people. Googlers do it all the …

Google Explains DFA API Site Management Google Explains DFA API Site Management

The fine folks at Google have found people struggling with site management when it comes to DFA. To combat the confusion, they have created a handy tutorial that should help out. On the Google Ads Developer Blog, the team lays …

Skimlinks Launches API Suite For Startups Skimlinks Launches API Suite For Startups

Skimlinks has released a comprehensive API suite to make it easy for up-and-coming companies to earn an immediate and seamless revenue stream, and gain valuable insights into their users’ shopping habits. Skimlinks APIs will allow developers to build on top …

Google DFP API Gets New Features Google DFP API Gets New Features

Google’s DoubleClick for Publishers offers small businesses “a free hosted ad serving solution” that helps them manage their “growing online advertising business.” The DFP API

Pinterest Changes Terms of Service In A Pro-Consumer Way Pinterest Changes Terms of Service In A Pro-Consumer Way
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Terms of service is one of those things that every social media service has and many users never read. If you do take the time to read them, however, you learn the horrifying truth that most Web sites don’t care …

YouTube Talks Search Index For Metadata YouTube Talks Search Index For Metadata

Searching for a specific video on YouTube can sometimes be a hassle, especially if it’s newly released. It could take a while for the site to update search results with that new video. There’s a way around that for developers. …

Diffbot Makes The Web Machine-Readable Diffbot Makes The Web Machine-Readable

Microsoft’s Bing service has a cool promotion vehicle known as Bing Booster. It helps tech startups connect and collaborate with other startups and people in their field. One of the events Bing helps sponsor is LAUNCH, an event that give …

Facebook Changes App Activity Requirements For Sponsored Stories Facebook Changes App Activity Requirements For Sponsored Stories

In January, Facebook began rolling out their Sponsored Stories initiative, where advertisers can promote your friends’ activity after the fact. For instance, if John Jones liked Ben & Jerry’s or mentioned them in a status earlier in the day, the …

Pinterest API Release Promises To Be Big Business Pinterest API Release Promises To Be Big Business
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Pinterest is on of the most popular, fastest-growing sites on the Internet today. Thousands of people every week are flocking to the site. But, there is not real “killer app” attached to Pinterest yet to really monetize it or take …

Watch A Creepy Dude Facebook Stalk You With “Take This Lollipop” Watch A Creepy Dude Facebook Stalk You With “Take This Lollipop”
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Whenever you see that now-famous Facebook allow box, the one that allows applications access to all your awesome personal data in order to work properly, do you still feel a tinge of trepidation? Do you imagine the worst – that …

Trip Planning App Wins Foursquare Hackathon Trip Planning App Wins Foursquare Hackathon

Last weekend, Foursquare held their annual global hackathon, where they challenged developers all over the world to create new apps using the Foursquare API. The hackathon lasted for 48 hours straight, over 6 continents. Over 500 developers hacked with Foursquare’s …

Is Facebook Tracking Everywhere You Go Online? Is Facebook Tracking Everywhere You Go Online?
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Is it possible that Facebook is tracking your web browsing activity, even when you are logged out? According to Australian hacker and writer Nik Cubrilovic, Facebook could know that you are reading this article, simply because we, like most sites …

Facebook API Down, Affecting Farmville, Words With Friends and More Facebook API Down, Affecting Farmville, Words With Friends and More
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Facebook is currently dealing with some problems with API response time. Around 4 a.m. this morning, the API response time shot up dramatically and Facebook has been experiencing problems ever since. It appears that the worst part is over, but …

API Coming Soon For Google Plus API Coming Soon For Google Plus
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We’re only a few days into the era of Google Plus and already, folks want to add stuff to it, much like Facebook did with Farmville, and whatever other application you’d care to consider. While that may be the beginning …

Google Analytics Gets New Management API
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Google has released a preview of the new Google Analytics Management API, which provides read-only access to Google Analytics configuration data.

API Released for Second Life Plug-Ins

You don’t hear as much about Second Life these days as you did several years ago. For a while, articles were being written left and right about how to leverage this virtual world from Linden Lab as a business tool. Lately, not so much.

Webtrends Launches Analytics 9

With new features and iPhone capability, Webtrends Analytics 9 is positioned to regain users and possibly take back the analytics crown from Google.

Webtrends Analytics 9