Posts Tagged ‘Dapper’

MashupAds Launch to Great Fanfare

November 11, 2008

Today, we’re launching MashupAds in private beta. We believe with MashupAds we have a real chance on fixing display advertising, making it an effective, useful and relevant communication and marketing medium, which can stay up to par with search marketing. We think an ad should provide relevant, rich content and that the best way to improve the value of ads for publishers and advertisers is to improve its value to the end users. I think it’s time for advertisers to stop thinking of ads as a broadcast mechanism and start thinking of it as a mechanism to inform, communicate and converse with their medium. Ads are becoming the platform for distributing content and content is the best ad.

Here’s a video our very own Paul Knegten brewed to illustrate what MashupAds are all about:

To read some of the press coverage of our debut check out the links below:

techcrunch , RWW , VentureBeat , zdnet , wired , cnet

and of course, go sign up for some MashupAds goodness

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Mashups Made Easy with Dapper

July 18, 2008

Tony Loton has just released a new book called Mashups Made Easy with Dapper.  It is available in PDF format as well as paperback.  As an exclusive offer to our users, Tony has made available the first two chapters free of charge.  The book is loaded with examples, tutorials, and step-by-step guides that are relevant to beginners and advanced users alike.

Thanks to Tony for his work in compiling this work.

Deki Wiki Incorporates Support for Dapper

January 7, 2008

Deki Wiki, pretty much the coolest wiki out there just released version 1.8.3 which incorporates support for Dapper. Effectively, this now means you can bring any content from the web into your wiki! The best way to understand its power is probably to check out Aaron’s screencast demonstrating the new Dapper extension.

The new release is getting lots of great attention all over the web: RWW, Social Glass, Computer World, Mashable, and more.

Thanks to Aaron, Steve, and the Deki Wiki team for bringing such excellent functionality to the open source wiki world.

If you build something cool using Deki Wiki and Dapper, please let us know (and if you’re in the Bay Area, come present it at DapperCamp).

Happy Holidays

December 23, 2007

Way back when in November, the Dapper guys celebrated the first Dapper endorsed mustache day (where a bunch of the guys didn’t shave for a while, only to shave at the same day and have a mustache for 24 hours or so). Such a deed needed to be immortalized for all eternity, and what a better excuse than this holiday season. So here, for your viewing pleasure, the Dapper Quartet: Doron, Doron (yes, we have two), Nir and Uzi, elfing themselves out.

Happy holidays 🙂

DapperCamp

November 26, 2007

You’re invited!  DapperCamp is a free two day conference for developers, partners, Dapper users, and anyone else interested in Dapper.  The conference will take place on February 4 and 5 in downtown San Francisco.  It will include technical tutorials, hack sessions, competitions, prizes, feedback sessions with the Dapper team, and more.  Mitch Kapor will be delivering the keynote address and our partners will be presenting the ways in which they use Dapper (if you’re interested in presenting, please let us know and we’ll get you a slot to present).

Visit the DapperCamp website at dappercamp.com. The website is still under development – you can expect a collaborative workspace to be put up in the coming weeks where you can share Dapper ideas with the team and with fellow attendees.

Attendance is free, but spots are limited so we ask that you register for the event (registration is available at the DapperCamp website).

We’re still fine tuning the schedule, so it may change in the coming weeks.  In the mean time, your input is highly valued so if there is something you’d like to see covered, don’t hesitate to let us know.

Interview about Dapper on BungeeLabs

November 17, 2007

A few weeks ago Ted Haeger and Alex Barnett at BungeeLabs interviewed me about Dapper, our technology, the Semantic Web, content ownership, and business models. The interview was posted today to their blog and if you’re interested in hearing more about what we do, check it out. Check out the interview here. Thanks to Ted and Alex for a fun conversation. Don’t forget to check out their other episodes – they speak with great people in the web-services area (Jeff Barr from Amazon, Jeremy Zawodny from Yahoo, and more).

Get Your Own Branded Dapp Factory

October 29, 2007

For those of you interested in offering Dapper as a service to your users, we just made it possible! Imagine, for example, that you have a site that allows your users to import RSS feeds for one purpose or another. What happens if there is no RSS feed for the content a user wants to import? Using the white labeled Dapp Factory, you can offer your users the ability to create a feed for any site and then import it into your site, without feeling like they’ve left your website. The white labeled Dapp Factory can be customized to include your logo, styling (via CSS), and wording. For more information, check out the white labeled Dapp Factory page or contact us to apply.

Defrag Conference Next Week

October 28, 2007

Eran and I will be presenting a talk next week at the Defrag conference in Denver.  The talk will be about the practical Semantic Web (what we call “Web Plumbing 101”) and how its being built up by companies (including Dapper) and the web community.  For those of you interested in attending, let us know in the comments and we can arrange a discount for you.  See you there!