November 23, 2014
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With Facebook's IPO scheduled for the 18th this month, many are questioning the nearly $100 billion valuation. No one argues that individuals and companies of many shapes and sizes currently use facebook as a marketing tool. The argument boiling around Facebook is whether advertising on Facebook works. Most social websites that drive revenue through selling ad space have proprietary tools that measure ROI. However, Buddy Media hopes to remove the "anarchy" of social media marketing and give deeper insight to advertising across multiple social media sites with its new unified social media API.
If you are looking to display social networking statistics on your site, Shared Count just showed up with about the simplest tool you could ask for. Given a URL, the Shared Count API will contact the APIs of Facebook, Twitter, Google Buzz, Digg, Delicious, and StumbleUpon to retrieve their statistics.
For music, there's Pandora. For film, there's Netflix. And now for art, there's Art.sy. Art.sy is an online storehouse of fine-art images as well as an art appreciation guide. This start-up's mission is to make all the world's art freely accessible to anyone with an internet connection, and is aimed specifically at those already comfortable with browsing image-driven websites on monitors and tablets. The Art.sy API helps promote accessibility on a developer level.