September 13, 2014
Single purpose API
It only seems right that people blogging via Blogger would be able to take advantage of AdSense features for their blogs - both are Google products, after all. Now they can. Google has used their AdSense API to provide more built-in monetization options for its Blogger members.
The defacto standard for online surveys, SurveyMonkey, just added phone polling to its services. What's remarkable about the addition is that it came via an acquisition. The company now owns Precision Polling, a site for creating and executing polls over the phone.
Historically, entrepreneurs and businesses in need of capital to bring their ideas to life had limited options, such as venture capital, bank loans and credit cards. But thanks to crowdfunding services like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, it's now possible for entrepreneurs and businesses to raise money from consumers willing to pre-order their wares.