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Skip to info about: Conduit: Customized components | Alcatel-Lucent: Application developer platform | Medill School of Journalism: Digital journalism programs | Meshin: Understands and sorts critical messages in your inbox | Skytap: Cloud solutions for enterprises and ISVs | MIX11: The Future of the Web is at MIX11, April 12-14 | Twiends: A community service for growing your social network | BTBuckets: Free personalization and on-site behavioral targeting tool | Mashery: API management services | SemTech 2011: Semantic Technology Conference | SciVerse Applications: A marketplace for applications that customize the search and discovery of scientific information | StrataScale: Server and cloud hosting solutions | Clickatell: SMS provider | Toopia: Our iPhone app developer
Conduit is the fastest-growing network of web and mobile app publishers with over 260,000 members and their 230 million end-users. The Conduit Network empowers publishers - from global brands to independent developers - to create, exchange and distribute apps, and to collaborate through business partnerships.
Conduit enables publishers to seamlessly encapsulate content and deploy it everywhere from web browsers and Community Toolbars to mobile devices across all platforms. Publishers can distribute and exchange their apps directly, or through the Conduit App Marketplace. Conduit-powered apps enhance engagement, retention and monetization beyond the boundaries of the publisher's website.
With Conduit, global brands including Major League Baseball, Time Warner Cable, Univision, the Chelsea Football Club, Fox News, iVillage, Groupon, Travelocity, and TechCrunch are marketing themselves online - along with hundreds of thousands of small and medium-sized organizations in more than 120 countries around the world. Join the Conduit Network at 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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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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Meshin understands and sorts critical messages in your inbox to help you easily find task-critical information on demand. Check out our new MeshinFocus to see your most important messages, in real time and in one place.Todays' worker craves context and focus from their blizzard of information.
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Skytap provides cloud automation solutions for enterprises and software vendors to develop, test, migrate, evaluate, demo, and train on new and existing applications in the cloud. Skytap Cloud is ideal for distributed Dev/Test, Training and Sales Demo teams. Teams are empowered to:
- Create multiple cloud environments in seconds
- Run existing applications without any code changes
- Deploy virtual data centers, take snapshots and collaborate
- Accelerate bug resolution cycles by 75%
- Reduce operating costs by 70% annually
Customers of all sizes can deploy Skytap in a day. Try Skytap for free.
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live.visitmix.com to learn more about the MIX conference, and to learn from more than 150 top industry speakers.Watch the MIX 11 Keynotes Live from Las Vegas - April 12 & 13, 9am PDT. Tune-in to find out what's next for the future of web technologies, including announcements by Internet Explorer, Windows Phone and Silverlight. Keynote streaming is free, and no registration is required to participate. Don't worry if you miss the live stream - all keynote and session content will be available online for on-demand viewing or download approximately 24 hours after recording. Visit
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Twiends is a community service for growing your social network. The site boasts a membership already a few hundred thousand strong, all of whom are growing their twitter, facebook and youtube communities every day. Twiends has a strong focus on ethics and actively observes the rules of the social platforms it supports. From A-list celebrities, to the tweep next-door, so many people are getting excited about twiends. So, whether you're a social media professional, or just someone with an audience, twiends is a service you should be using...!
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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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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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SemTech 2011: Semantic Technology Conference
SemTech 2011 is the world's largest educational conference for the community of executives, technologists, researchers, investors and customers involved with semantic technologies. Featuring five days of presentations, panels, tutorials, announcements, new company/product launches, and conversations, SemTech is a place for new learning, professional networking, and business development. Hot topics for 2011 include the future of media, linked data, open data - government and enterprise, data curation, business intelligence, real-time and continuous semantics, and much more. Sign up today to join more than 1,000 forward-thinking technology and business leaders from around the world representing the entire marketplace. Use code STRWW and save 15%!
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SciVerse Applications is a marketplace where researchers, librarians and information specialists can find applications that customize the search and discovery of scientific information. These applications access content on SciVerse (ScienceDirect, Scopus and Hub) containing over 10 million scientific articles and more than 42 million abstract and citation records from Elsevier, the world's largest publisher of scientific and medical information.
Through the Developer Network, developers can collaborate with researchers and librarians to create applications accessing the content via RESTful APIs based on OpenSocial specifications. These applications can be fee-based or free, focus solely on SciVerse content or integrate external content, and will be available to more than 10,000 research institutions and 15 million platform users worldwide.
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StrataScale offers innovative server and cloud hosting solutions to meet the IT infrastructure needs of today's growing and established businesses. Now IT professionals can obtain affordable hosting solutions that control costs, provide agility, and supply peace of mind. Whether your hosting needs are cloud, dedicated server, or a hybrid of the two, the StrataScale complete package of on-demand solutions is easy to buy, build, manage, and scale -- all within minutes via our web portal. Every hosting environment is backed by guaranteed uptime, financial-grade security, and 24x7 engineering support.
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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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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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