Placester, a real estate technology and marketing company, has announced the launch of the Placester Developer Platform for Real Estate, a brand new platform that allows developers to create dynamic real estate and applications. The platform consists of four components; a RESTful API, an IDX plugin for WordPress, a theme-framework and a theme gallery.
While there’s a lot of chest-thumping going on over who has the biggest cloud, there’s no doubt that IBM suddenly has a lot of momentum following its acquisition of SoftLayer. Amazon Web Services (AWS) remains the largest public cloud service by far in terms of the pure number of virtual machines. But when you consider more than just infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) in the cloud, IBM claims to have generated $4.4 billion in revenue across a cloud ecosystem that includes SoftLayer, 150 software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and a vast array of cloud consulting services.