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Skip to info about: Medill School of Journalism: Digital journalism programs | Mashery: API management services | Sourcebits : Mobile and Web software design | Clickatell: SMS provider | Conduit: Customized components | CloudSigma: On-demand cloud servers | Alcatel-Lucent: Application developer platform | Backupify: Online backup services | TransFS: Comparison shopping for credit card processing | Awareness: Social marketing software | Toopia: Our iPhone app developer
Medill School of Journalism
Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University offers programs that combine the enduring skills and values of journalism with new techniques and knowledge that are essential to thrive in a digital world. You might have a passion for creating finely crafted prose, or for telling stories using visual tools. Maybe you are invigorated by the possibilities of interactive publishing, or by videography for the small screen. Maybe you are an experienced professional looking to renew and retool your multimedia skills. You can find your niche in Medill's graduate journalism program.The
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Mashery is a platform for Web services, allowing companies to manage their APIs using Mashery's expertise. At the "Business of APIs" conference, Mashery CEO Oren Michels explained to the audience that while APIs are a technology, their use is a business decision. He went on to say that Mashery has helped customers such as WhitePages.com, Thumbplay, Compete.com, and Calais. Check out the white paper "Five steps to scaling your business development using Web services" to discover how you can use APIs for your business.
You can find out more about APIs and their business use at www.mashery.com.
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Sourcebits designs made to order applications and games for iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Mac OS X, and the Web. Established in 2006 with offices in the U.S. and India, we have incredible capacity, employing over 200 expert designers and engineers working round the clock on in-house and client projects. We are passionate technophiles with a relentless drive to stay ahead of the curve on emerging technologies and design trends.
Sourcebits is an industry leader in advanced software, Web portal and graphic design. We leverage proficiencies in the iPhone and Android SDKs, BlackBerry JDE, WebOS, Facebook APIs, OpenGL, state of the art CMS and MVC, Adobe AIR, Flex and Flash, HTML5, and advanced CSS to produce innovative, inspiring designs for almost any publishing platform. We take pride in being one of the most creative and forward-looking software development companies in the world.
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22,000 customers utilizing our service from small mom & pop outfits to large Fortune 500 companies including Avaya, Oracle, Shell, Barclays, BP, CNN, BBC and more. Here's why you should trust us to mobilize your business: Our SMS gateway offers you wider coverage than any other SMS provider delivering messages to 600 network operators in 200 countries. Our gateway is not limited to SMS text messaging. You can also send a number of other message types including Ringtones, VCards, Binary, EMS, Unicode, Flash SMS, WAP Push, and more.Clickatell has over
Clickatell offers you direct connectivity to its core SMS gateway platform via a number of APIs (application programming interfaces) including; HTTP (internet post), SMPP, FTP, XML, SMTP (email to SMS), SOAP and COM Object. Each API has full documentation with sample code where applicable. Learn more about Clickatell here.
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Conduit enables Web publishers to distribute their offerings both directly and through its global network of 220,000 publishers and their 100 million users. The Conduit platform is a powerful marketing tool that allows you to offer the best of your site through a custom App or Community Toolbar, send desktop alerts to your users, and much more.
The Conduit platform opens a new world of content sharing. Your site visitors can add your content right to their browser by clicking on a branded 2go button that you place on your site. You can also share your content in the Conduit Marketplace, where all the publishers and users in the Conduit network can grab it.
The platform has been adopted by major brands such as Fox News, iWin, Major League Baseball, TechCrunch, and Travelocity, as well as thousands of small and medium organizations in 120 countries.
If you would like to Conduit your website, go to www.conduit.com.
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CloudSigma offers highly flexible on demand cloud servers through a comprehensive web console and API. Key features include persistent servers and storage, completely unbundled resource purchasing, direct FTP access and optional drive encryption. Based in Zurich, Switzerland CloudSigma is an ideal choice for those looking to serve the European market or wanting a safe and stable location for their cloud computing. A 14-day no obligation free trial is currently available. Explore CloudSigma's cloud computing and server solutions.
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Alcatel-Lucent, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry, is turning the network into a powerful platform for developers.
With the launch of the Alcatel-Lucent Developer Platform, the company provides service providers and enterprises with tools that enable third-party developers to build, test, manage and distribute applications across networks, including television, broadband Internet and mobile. Alcatel-Lucent's introduction of a radical new business model combines network APIs with other third-party APIs, and opens revenue sharing opportunities to support developers in their pre-revenue wallets and provides an additional revenue channel for service providers.
The developer platform is part of a larger push by the company to combine the trusted capabilities of service providers with the speed and innovation of the Web.
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Backupify provides reliable online backup services for a range of products, including Twitter, WordPress, Facebook, Delicious, Basecamp, Google Docs, Gmail, Zoho, Flickr and Photobucket. Backups are secure, automatic and easy to set up.
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credit card processing or using a provider that is not optimal for their needs.Accepting payments is hard and more complicated than it should be - many businesses are paying too much for their
TransFS lets you shop between credit card processors and gateways to get the lowest fees with no catches. You can screen on price, terms, api features and customer satisfaction ratings to get the best deal for your business.
We make shopping for a merchant account as easy as buying a plane ticket online. Our blog at transfs.com/blog is full of geeky payments information.
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The Awareness Social Marketing Hub is the first enterprise-grade application for marketers struggling with the social media chaos of managing multiple social channels. With the Awareness Social Marketing Hub, marketers are now able to publish, manage and measure across all their social channels from one central location using advanced built-in permissioning, workflow and audit controls. Check out our short informative videos to learn more about The Hub.Awareness builds social marketing software for marketers leveraging multiple social channels to engage with customers, build their brand, and increase revenues. Built upon Awareness' expertise deploying more than 200 communities and social media projects for the world's biggest brands including Sony, JetBlue, Kodak, ASOS.com and AIRMiles,
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Nicolas Koenig is the developer who made our beautiful iPhone app a reality. He runs an iPhone development shop from the Netherlands called Toopia. Toopia also created the Thermometer iPhone app, which enables your iPhone or iPod touch to get the current temperature based on your location. The RWW app lets you read us on the go, follow us on Twitter, share stories on Facebook and Twitter, and browse at your leasure using Read it Later and Instapaper. Download the ReadWriteWeb iPhone application here.
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