Data API’s

Here are a list of programming API’s that provide access to lots of data

 

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Van Westendorp’s Price Sensitivity Meter

At what price would you consider the product to be so expensive that you would not consider buying it? (Too expensive) At what price would you consider the product to be priced so low that you would feel the quality couldn’t be very good? (Too cheap) At what price would you consider the product …   [Continue reading ...]

25 Entrepreneurs Tell What They Wished They’d Known before Founding Their First Startup

There is some excellent advice from successful entrepreneurs about how to get started and then grow the company.  Many start-ups fail because they aren’t sure where their efforts should be focused.  These experienced businessmen have made all those mistakes and learned how they should have focused their most valuable resource – their time.

These quick …   [Continue reading ...]

preg_match() matching quotes – How to escape quotes

I was having the most difficult time getting preg_match() to match a double quote.

$string = ‘<a href=”http://www.calcmaster.net/” class=”link”>calcmaster.NET</a>’; if ( preg_match(‘/src=”(.+?)”/’, $string, $matches) ) { $url = $matches[1]; }

This did not work for me.  I assumed that the source string may have had some unicode characters for the double quotes so I converted …   [Continue reading ...]

LinkSpawn: Automatically Deep Linking Large Websites

Deep linking is a proven method for helping to raise a website’s rankings.  Larger websites in particular can benefit from deep linking since not every page can be linked from the home page.  LinkSpawn is one way that deep links can be managed automatically for large websites with very little effort.

Links and Deep Linking …   [Continue reading ...]

Get an Authorize.Net Account

I’ve processed millions of dollars worth of credit cards and Authorize.Net is one of the simplest to set up and least expensive to use.  It’s totally secure and allows credit cards to be manually run or can be integrated into your website.  It can also automatically charge credit cards each month without having to re-enter …   [Continue reading ...]

Your Linkbait Isn't Working

I could just as easily have called this “How to get free links in 5 minutes for an established site” but the concept is the same.  You’ve built a website, spent an inordinate amount of time writing quality unique content, but you want more incoming links.  All that linkbait isn’t sitting there doing nothing.  It’s probably …   [Continue reading ...]

Online OCR Document Processing

We now provide an online OCR processing service which converts PDF documents or images to editable MS Word documents. The processor works by separating layout from text and attempts to lay out the document correctly. OCR processing takes time so our service allows you to upload the file now and then email the results when …   [Continue reading ...]

Perdue’s Budget Cuts Teacher Jobs

Governor Bev Perdue’s proposed budget will eliminate teacher jobs by forcing cuts at the County level, avoiding having her name associated with these job losses.

Governor Bev Perdues proposed budget takes serious fiscal action to correct North Carolina’s projected deficit, which is what is needed to correct our state’s more than $2 billion budget shortfall.Governor …   [Continue reading ...]

Innovation to WTF (Win The Future)

This is how Obama plans to Win The Future with Green Innovation as explained in his State of the Union address.