Netflix has shut down its public API, meaning that third-party apps will no longer be able to build interesting Netflix-related apps or integrate Netflix into their experience in any way. That is unless they’re one of a handful of partner developers with access to a private API. Read the rest of this entry »
Facebook announced some changes to how developers can access the Ads API. These, the company says, will “empower” them to build more innovative ad tools. Read the rest of this entry »
Google is offering webmasters a way to optimize their sites for bandwidth on Apache and Nginx.
As the company notes, there are a lot of obstacles on the web when it comes to using less bandwidth, and sites contribute to the problem for a variety of reasons including non-minified code and images that weren’t saved for the web, to name a couple. Read the rest of this entry »
Microsoft recently announced Update 3 for the RTM version of Visual Studio 2013, which includes some new features and fixes some bugs. Read the rest of this entry »
As you probably know, Google I/O was last week, and Google has uploaded tons of video from the event, including developer sessions on various topics. Over the weekend, the company posted a slew of them to YouTube, including discussions about Instant Buy and thefuture of apps and search. Read the rest of this entry »
Amazon announced that its Amazon Appstore selection of apps has nearly tripled year-over-year, and that it now has over 240,000 apps and games, which are available in about 200 countries. This seems like something the company might want to play up as it prepares to unveil a new smartphone, which it is expected to do this week.
Last year, Amazon launched Amazon Coins, its virtual currency for Appstore apps. It’s become “widely popular,” according to the company, with customers having spent hundreds of millions of the coins on apps, games, and in-app items. Read the rest of this entry »
In today’s Webmaster Help video, Google’s Matt Cutts has to explain that Google always adjusts its search results, and always has, and why you shouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket.
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