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If things are moving so fast, why haven't we caught up yet? Why can't my stove automatically set a timer for 10 minutes every time I turn a burner on--and why can't I receive that alarm on my iPhone while I'm upstairs, in time to rush back down and save dinner? I'm thrilled that the Nest thermostat is out there. But it is simultaneously cool while reminding us that this transition to the Internet of things (IoT) where everything is connected up is going to be a long slog. Okay, faster than chipping our way out of the Stone Age. Still.
Online reviews can make or break a business. It has been stated that 79% of purchasing decisions are influenced by an online review. According to strategy and communications firm Cone, four out of five customers change their minds about a recommended product based on a bad review. Wouldn't it be great if you could 'hear' what people were really saying about your business?
Fifteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Statistics, and WebRTC. Highlights include the PrexView API for converting data to readable formats and the simple-to-implement TalkJS API for chat function. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.