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Augusto Marietti
The Enlighten API is created by Thinkudo Labs and allows text analytics and other functionality for companies to create their own social monitoring dashboard. Enlighten API on Mashape The API is available with three different pricing plans: $10/month $500/month $1,000/month Pricing plans for Enlighten API Thinkudo Labs was founded in 2012, by a team of developers coming out from SkyScanner and Hewlett-Packard. If you want to hack on it, just sign up with Mashape using the coupon “thinkudo”. Happy coding 😉…
Augusto Marietti
Stormtroopers working on Mashape updatesImage credit: https://flic.kr/p/8ueZ5r Mashape now auto-generates Erlang clients for all APIs! Similar to other supported languages, the clients provide both synchronous and asynchronous requests. For the Erlang clients, you can provide either a function to be run on completion of the request or a Pid for a process that will send the result of the request upon completion. Downloading a client comes with all the necessary Erlang dependencies to get started – ibrowsemochiweb, as well as the Mashape Erlang application emashape which is the core common functionality between all Erlang Mashape clients. They…
Augusto Marietti
It will be a busy week! Passionate about Erlang? Come to the biggest Erlang Conference in the world on March 26-31! Mashape is proudly supporting the event, and will be a speaker during the Erlounge. Want to learn more about tools? 2600hz has organized an amazing conference. Mashape will be there as a speaker with Tristan Sloughter. Check out: http://unconference2012.eventbrite.com Hope to see you in one of these, and would we’d love to chat! We’re also hiring.
Augusto Marietti
In January, the long time leader in the photo/camera industry filled for Chapter 11 and is shutting down many divisions to stay afloat for the bankruptcy. It’s even selling more than 1,100 digital image patents to cover their continuous quarterly loss. The company has around $5.1 billion in assets but $6.8 billion in debt. Yes, Eastman Kodak, the company that has invented the digital camera and handheld camera (among other things), files for bankruptcy after having innovated for more than 130 years. The company has been struggling recently, unable to adapt to an increasingly digital world. Since 2003, it has…
Augusto Marietti
Join us! Mashape is revolutionizing the way data and services are distributed and consumed. We’re a fast-growing, online marketplace for APIs. We’re not disrupting a market, we’re creating one. We’re backed by top tier VCs in the world such NEA, Index Ventures and Charles River Ventures; as well as outstanding angels such Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors. Mashape is looking for a software designer (yes a designer, because you’re an artist, you design the software) who is truly passionate about creating scalable solutions and solving frontend problems. You will have the opportunity to have a huge impact as…
Augusto Marietti
Augusto Marietti
Telco (telecommunication operators) companies have always been CSP (communication service providers) since the beginning. They started and created their power along the road by implanting the infrastructure to let people communicate easily from all over the world by just dialing a number on a machine called “telephone”. A group of typical red London phone cabins The Bell Telephone Company was founded in July, 1877. Long distance calls, at that time, were a dream. Later in 1885, Bell created the American Telephone and Telegraph company (AT&T)  to create a nationwide long-distance network with a commerically viable cost-structure. The mission was to…
Augusto Marietti
This quick search on Indeed demonstrates the thesis that we have always believed in at Mashape. More and more developers are required to grow the API economy. Startups are starting to hire API evangelists and API engineers, and these positions would never have existed just 5 years ago. Relative growth for jobs matching “API” from Indeed.com Indeed.com searches millions of jobs from thousands of job sites, this job trends graph shows relative growth for jobs we find matching “API”. 2008: ~  50% growth Y/Y 2009: ~ 75% growth Y/Y 2010: ~ 100% growth Y/Y 2011: ~ 130% growth Y/Y 2012:…
Augusto Marietti
Stormtrooper Santa…
Augusto Marietti
Chatterbox Analytics (a spin-out company from Queen Mary, University of London) is pleased to announce the release of the new sentiment detection API for social texts. This API is designed specifically to classify short social messages, such as tweets, into positive or negative categories. The system uses advanced statistical models trained (they have partnered with Intel to use their super computer for model training) on 68 million tweets. The detection can handle slang, common misspellings, emoticons, hashtags, etc. The API adopts a freemium model – a free version and a paid version which gives users more flexibility. The system currently…
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