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TransferWise Raises $1.3M From Index, Others For The Next Disruption In Money Transfer: CrowdsourcingIf you’ve ever had to transfer money from one currency to another, you know that it can be a frustratingly pricey business. Now a new company, TransferWise , has raised seed funding totaling $1.3 million to tackle that problem. TransferWise describes itself as the “Skype of money transfer” because it allows consumers to send money between UK and European accounts for a fraction of the price that banks charge, using a peer-to-peer, “crowdsourced” model to get the best rate on the exchange. (And, also like Skype, it is banking on scaling up the business quickly in order to make some money back on the margin that it loses in individual transactions.
Mobile Ambient Analytics Platform The Alohar Mobile Ambient Analytics Platform enables ambient location apps. In other words, it efficiently collects location and other mobile sensor data and quickly analyzes it to understand a smartphone user’s behavior. It achieves this while using the minimal amount of battery necessary on the mobile device. The platform is composed of a smartphone client SDK (software development kit) for Android and iPhone and several cloud-based services. The platform uses mobile location, motion, direction, Wi-Fi and timing data, and our patent-pending PlaceRanking system to learn about the mobile user in real time and over time.
Those who code have the power to transform their dreams into reality. If you can imagine it, you can create it. Whether it’s crafting a personal website, gaining an edge in the office, or building the next Facebook, a little programming knowledge goes a long way. You can learn enough to build a personal website in weeks and simple Web applications after only a few months. And you don’t need to a computer science degree or decades of experience to build something original and useful.
This book is about Django, a Web development framework that saves you time and makes Web development a joy. Using Django, you can build and maintain high-quality Web applications with minimal fuss. At its best, Web development is an exciting, creative act; at its worst, it can be a repetitive, frustrating nuisance. Django lets you focus on the fun stuff – the crux of your Web application – while easing the pain of the repetitive bits. In doing so, it provides high-level abstractions of common Web development patterns, shortcuts for frequent programming tasks, and clear conventions for how to solve problems.
At last we are adding a full text search service to App Engine. The upcoming service will be built on top of the very infrastructure used by Google. In addition to full text search queries we will also offer numeric, geo, date search capabilities, and much more.
Introduction Many Google AppEngine developers have been waiting for the Full Text Search feature, especially coming from Google the biggest search engine on the Web. I was quite happy to see that Google team is working on it as you can check in the Google I/O 2011 session : Full Text Search by Bo Majewski, Ged Ellis . As far as I know the very promising indexing service is not yet available. In this article I will explain how you can provide some kind of full text search in your application using services available App Engine services.
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Introduction The CityGrid Places API is available to any developer to create mobile applications or websites that display CityGrid place pages. As a CityGrid partner, however, you can publish CityGrid place pages and get paid when your users engage with the content of certain places. The program that monetizes the display of, and iteraction with, CityGrid places is called Places that Pay .
Recently Google announced they were piloting a program to start presenting author information in organic search results. As this feature is beginning to gradually roll out, I’m struck by what a huge opportunity this could be for real estate practitioners. Imagine having your quality content displaying to locals via search, with your avatar included directly to the right. Here is an example of what we’re talking about:
This is a "copy & paste" HowTo! The easiest way to follow this tutorial is to use a command line client/SSH client (like PuTTY for Windows) and simply copy and paste the commands (except where you have to provide own information like IP addresses, hostnames, passwords,...).