John Sheehan : Blog: Don't build the best REST API, build the best HTTP API.

johnsheehan:

Rob Conery put out a challenge yesterday to some of the REST fans he knows to help show him what a REST API for his video learning site Tekpub would look like. I enjoy API design so I thought I’d take him up on the challenge.

I’m going to take a little different approach though. I’m not…

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Path: We are sorry.

thepersonalnetwork:

We made a mistake. Over the last couple of days users brought to light an issue concerning how we handle your personal information on Path, specifically the transmission and storage of your phone contacts.

As our mission is to build the world’s first personal network, a trusted place for you to…

thisistheverge:

Google’s Eric Schmidt: ‘We always wanted to be in the hardware business’
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Tim Cook in Sun Valley: a big deal for a new king
Tim Carmody:

Rich, famous, powerful people hang out with each other all the time, and usually talk shop when they do. So why might it matter that Apple CEO Tim Cook is making his first-ever appearance at Allen & Co.’s Sun Valley media conference, a high-profile, closed-to-press, annual retreat for leaders in technology, media, banking, and government? 

thisistheverge:

Tim Cook in Sun Valley: a big deal for a new king

Tim Carmody:

Rich, famous, powerful people hang out with each other all the time, and usually talk shop when they do. So why might it matter that Apple CEO Tim Cook is making his first-ever appearance at Allen & Co.’s Sun Valley media conference, a high-profile, closed-to-press, annual retreat for leaders in technology, media, banking, and government? 

Thoughts on bKash, SMS based mobile payments

The $4 Million Complaint Call

Thoughts On The Latest Chromebook And The State Of Chrome OS

parislemon:

I’ve watched Chrome with much interest over the years. While lately I’ve been generally harsh on a number of Google products, there’s still no doubt in my mind that when it comes to the browser — at least on the desktop — Google is winning. That’s a big part of why Chrome OS fascinates me.

Chrome OS is Google taking their best product and broadening its reach. The aim isn’t just to erase the stain that is Internet Explorer (which sure seems to be working), it’s to go after one of Microsoft’s legs: Windows. So far, it doesn’t appear to be working.

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7 Months Vs. 19 Hours

parislemon:

Speaking of slow Android update adoption, David Smith reminds us of his stats from May (which I also linked to back then), when the latest iOS update hit.

While it took Android 4.0 7 months to reach 7 percent, it took iOS 5.1.1 19 hours to hit that number, according to Smith’s records.

Salesforce Ready to Buy Buddy Media For $800 Million

Enterprise software giant Salesforce has agreed to acquire Buddy Media — which helps brands with their Facebook Pages — for more than $800 million, according to one report.

The Buddy Media clientele currently such well-known brands as HP, Mattel, L’Oreal, Carnival, and Virgin Mobile and promises on its site to “turn fans and followers into real connections.”

Buddy Media’s services include setting up an interactive profile for clients, publishing and moderating content across social networks, creating and deploying socially-enabled content across the web, and creating and tracking social activity from a customer’s first click on a website to when they make a purchase.

Is Facebook about to buy Opera to create own Facebook browser?

parislemon:

It’s an interesting rumor from Pocket-lint citing “trusted sources”. And there are some further signs of this possibility, as Robin Wauters reports.

I’ve long-thought that Facebook would eventually build their own browser — and buying one would be significantly easier than building one from scratch. But the more I think about this now, the more I’m convinced that Facebook is going to bet the entire company on mobile. They’re already starting to. Instagram deal, etc.

That could mean acquiring Opera to take over their mobile browser project — and reports like this may back that idea up. But even that would be a temporary move. Facebook still needs to build their own phone (or at least phone OS) if they truly want to succeed in mobile.