According to a recent article in The Drum Google is stepping up its efforts to cut out online piracy.
It has made changes to its algorithm to make sure some of the most notorious piracy sites are less likely to appear high in the results when someone searches for music, films or other copyrighted content. The idea is that Google will make sure legal sites appear at top of the pile albeit in the form of adverts – yes, that’s right, content providers will have to pay to appear there.
October 24, 2014
Google announced the launch a new Tag Manager API as well as a new interface for it, and some more third-party templates. The company expects these to make both marketers and IT teams happy.
“Many large enterprises use Google Tag Manager to streamline and simplify website and mobile app tagging,” says product manager Lukas Bergstrom. “It helps marketers control the end-to-end process of adding website tags, while IT departments save time they can spend on more strategic projects.”
October 17, 2014
Twitter is reportedly getting ready to unveil a new application development platform by the name of Twitter Fabric. With the company’s Flight developer conference coming up this month, we should be getting a glimpse of it pretty soon.
The report comes from The Information, which says the Fabric platform includes developer tools “to help people sign up for their apps more easily, sell ads on them, uncover technical glitches and view other analytics.”
October 10, 2014
Microsoft launched a technical preview of Windows 10, and with that comes some updates to Internet Explorer.
You can only use the preview at this point if you’re in the WIndows Insider Program, but the company gave developers a glimpse today. It includes the launch of the Internet Explorer Platform Suggestion Box to give feature suggestions.
October 03, 2014
A few months ago, Google unveiled HTTP load balancing for Google Cloud Platform. It was made available to certain customers who signed up for it, but it’s now open for preview to all customers.
September 26, 2014
Google announced the launch of Android One, this week. It’s a series of more affordable Android devices aimed at getting smartphones in the hands of more people, starting in India.
September 19, 2014
Facebook announced the launch of a new set-up flow for integrating apps with Facebook, aimed at making it easier to do so.
The new flow is starting to roll out today. You should be able to access it here. Over the next few weeks, it will be the default experience when integrating a new app or extending your integration to a new platform.
September 12, 2014
Google announced on Friday that the Web Search API is officially retiring. The day has been coming for four years, but it is finally approaching.
September 05, 2014
Facebook announced updates to App Links to give developers new analytics support, so they can analyze and segment mobile traffic.
August 29, 2014
Uber thinks that “any app with a map is a potential Uber API partner” – so with that in mind, the on-demand car company is opening the Uber API to all developers.
Uber is launching the API with eleven flagship partners who have already begun to use it – Expensify, Hinge, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Momento, OpenTable, Starbucks, Tempo Smart Calendar, Time Out, TripAdvisor, TripCase, and United Airlines.
August 22, 2014