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Skip to info about: Medill School of Journalism: Digital journalism programs | BTBuckets: Free personalization and on-site behavioral targeting tool | Free The TV Challenge: $500,000 in cash and prizes for the best Samsung App | Open Mobile Summit: Where Internet and wireless world-leaders meet | Mashery: API management services | Columbia University's Journalism and Computer Science Masters Program: A new dual-degree Masters of Science program | Site24x7: Online website monitoring service | Conduit: Customized components | Alcatel-Lucent: Application developer platform | WatchMouse: Monitor Website Performance and Functionality | SendGrid: Cloud-based email delivery service | PayPal X Innovate 2010 Developer Conference: Developer conference dedicated to payments | Toopia: Our iPhone app developer

Medill School of Journalism

The 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.

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BTBuckets is a free personalization and on-site behavioral targeting tool that allows websites to increase engagement and ultimately maximize conversion rate optimization (CRO) by clustering and targeting specific user groups. With a simple installation process (a single tag implemented on your site's webpages just like Google Analytics), BTBuckets can update and adapt your website in real-time to create the best experience for that specific user segment without the need to change any HTML code on your website.

BTBuckets segmentation capabilities include behavioral, demographic, customer life-cycle, technographic and firmograhic. Install the BTBuckets browser extension to create segments from within the Google Analytics interface and target these users immediately.

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Free The TV Challenge

Until recently, TVs have needed help from other devices in order to run software applications. But finally, Samsung is freeing the TV, with its Samsung Apps line of televisions and Blu-ray devices, which can download, install, and run apps natively. To celebrate the release of the Samsung TV Application SDK for this industry-leading line of TVs and Blu-Ray devices, Samsung is offering $500,000 in cash and prizes for the individuals or teams that develop the best looking, most brilliantly conceived, and most functional apps. Developers will retain all intellectual property ownership for their submissions, while having the opportunity to reach millions of people through their television sets.

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Open Mobile Summit

The Open Mobile Summit. San Francisco November 8-10: Where Internet and wireless world-leaders meet, to explore how to build and monetize the Internet anywhere. Featuring 100-plus speakers including:

  • Dan Hesse, CEO, Sprint
  • Dennis Crowley, CEO, Foursquare
  • Tony Melone, CTO, Verizon Wireless
  • Raymie Stata, CTO, Yahoo!
  • Sanjiv Ahuja, CEO, LightSquared
  • Jason McKenzie, President Americas, HTC
  • Bob Bowman, CEO, MLB.com
  • Alain Mutricy SVP, Motorola
  • John Loughlin, GM, Hearst Magazines

Plus Android, Microsoft, Disney, Huff Post, NPR, Smule, Playdom, Zynga, Weather.com and many more.

"This is THE conference in mobile right now" - Brandon Lucas, VP and GM Mobile, Black Entertainment Television

Take part in the conversation shaping the future of mobile. Places are limited. Register now.

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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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Columbia University's Journalism and Computer Science Masters Program

Apply now to Columbia University's new dual-degree Master of Science program in Journalism and Computer Science.  Students will receive highly specialized training in the digital environment, enabling them to develop technical and editorial skills in all aspects of computer-supported news gathering and digital media production.  This program will offer the highest caliber of computer science and journalism training at Columbia University. The inaugural class will enroll in fall 2011 for a total of five semesters at the Journalism and Engineering schools, learning the fundamentals of reporting and writing while developing a working background in computer science and software design.   Application deadline is January 15, 2011.

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Site24x7, an online website monitoring service which allows users to monitor their website, web application and online web transactions. Users can get instant alerts when their website goes down. Site24x7 allows monitoring from across 25+ global locations.

Site24x7 pricing starts from $1/Month/URL. Sign-up for a 15-day Free Trial!

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Conduit enables Web publishers to distribute their offerings both directly and through its global network of 250,000 publishers and their 170 million users. The Conduit platform is a powerful marketing tool that allows you to offer the best of your site through apps or a Community Toolbar, sending 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 App 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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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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WatchMouse monitors website performance and functionality 24x7 from over 50 locations worldwide. Monitors for your website, server or API can be set up in minutes and provide valuable insight into how your users experience your site. Features include Multi-step Transactions, Real Browser Monitoring (including Javascript front-end), and Public Status Pages as used by ReadWriteWeb, Twitter, WordPress, bit.ly and more.

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SendGrid is a cloud-based email delivery service that delivers email on behalf of other companies to increase deliverability. With SendGrid, you can rest assured that your email will reach your customers' inbox. Integration takes just minutes via SMTP or can be done through a simple REST API. SendGrid can take the hassle of sending email completely out of your hands, and allow you to focus on being awesome at your core business.

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PayPal X Innovate 2010 Developer Conference

The only developer conference dedicated to payments, the PayPal X Innovate 2010 Developer Conference invites developers to explore new ways to integrate payments into web pages, applications, and products using PayPal's open, global APIs. Developers get the chance to code live with PayPal engineers; attend hands-on technical sessions; and network with 2000 peers. Register now.

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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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