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The Rise of the API Business in Y Combinator

After the recent successful IPO of Twilio, a company whose business is to provide APIs around telephony capabilities, there has been renewed interest in companies looking to understand APIs.  For Twilio, and other companies that provide APIs, they have made it possible to embed complex functionality into any sort of application extremely easily and with only a few lines of code. This year’s Y Combinator ‘Demo Day’ showcased a...

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DepicT! 2016 Shortlist Announced

Today sees the announcement of the DepicT! 2016 shortlist. A competitive strand within Bristol’s Encounters Festival, DepicT! challenges filmmakers to create an effective and engaging film told in 90 seconds or less. Previously shortlisted filmmakers include Dane Winn, Steve Kirby, Trevor Hardy, Paul Hill, Felix Massie, Joseph Pierce, Aidan McAteer, Matthew Walker and Mole Hill. The ten animated micro-shorts amongst the DepicT! 2016...

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Hackers Steal 68 Million Dropbox Passwords

It seems a regular occurrence that an online service provider is hacked and the corresponding user data either made public or at least obtained by those performing the hack. Dropbox, the popular cloud storage solution, is the latest to be reported with over 60 million user account details found online. The data includes Dropbox account passwords, although in an amended form where known algorithms are used to alter the passwords when...

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Best Practices for Making the Most of AWS Sponsorship

If you’re an AWS Partner Network (APN) Consulting or Technology Partner looking to grow your AWS-based business, then chances are you’re evaluating the most effective ways to maximize your exposure to AWS customers, and go-to-market with AWS. AWS Sponsorship is one of the best resources you can take advantage of as an APN Partner to get in front of the customers you hope to engage. AWS events attract a large number of customers,...