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Review: WeatherSnitch 2 is a sleek, feature-packed weather app for the iPhone
Zuckerberg And Facebook Have Thought About Charging For APIs, But Advertising Is Better

French startup Weemo gets $3M to bring its video collaboration tools to the U.S. (exclusive)

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Sept. 9 - 10, 2013San Francisco, CAEarly Bird Tickets on Sale “Video is the new audio”, we often hear from startup founders who are setting their sights on large businesses. The latest startup in the video collaboration category is Weemo, a company that was founded by French entrepreneur and telecom exec...
French startup Weemo gets $3M to bring its video collaboration tools to the U.S. (exclusive)

Why developers are turning to API services

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As application development increasingly hooks into outside services, tools to manage all those APIs are sprouting up...
Why developers are turning to API services

Cloudscaling Opens Google Compute Engine APIs To OpenStack, Provides Alternative To Amazon Web Services

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Cloudscaling has opened up the Google Compute Engine (GCE) APIs to OpenStack, allowing customers that use the open, federated cloud to access Google’s vast infrastructure. Cloudscaling, a San Francisco startup, is one of the pioneers in building open, distributed clouds that  in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) style. The company...
Cloudscaling Opens Google Compute Engine APIs To OpenStack, Provides Alternative To Amazon Web Services
Amazon Storyteller Wants To Help You Produce Your Next Movie Hit

Google's Rubin spars with Oracle over definition of fragmentation

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Andy Rubin returns to court to follow up on questions that prompted him to say that the java.lang APIs were copyrighted by Sun Microsystems....
Google's Rubin spars with Oracle over definition of fragmentation

Microsoft rolls out SmartGlass SDK to first crop of devs

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Microsoft on Thursday released the Xbox SmartGlass Software Development Kit (SDK) to partners that have agreements to develop Xbox games and entertainment applications for the Xbox 360. The device-agnostic SmartGlass application was first revealed at the Electronic Entertainment Expo earlier in June, showing how users will eventually be able...
Microsoft rolls out SmartGlass SDK to first crop of devs

London Real-time hack event ends with exhausted and innovative winners

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On Friday we reported the start of the Real-time London event taking place at White Bear Yard. The event saw GoSquared provide participants with APIs from Amazon Web Services, Geckoboard, RabbitMQ, Twilio and Pusher to make something cool in just one weekend. This evening that drew to a close with creative, but exhausted competitors gathered to...
London Real-time hack event ends with exhausted and innovative winners

BlackBerry 10 developer toolkit released in beta, adds Native and WebWorks SDKs for app-building flexibility

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Will BlackBerry 10 be the hallowed OS that heals Waterloo's recent wounds or yet another RIM-shot to highlight its foibles? Only the fickle tide of consumer interest will certainly tell. But while the success and awareness of that new platform undoubtedly rests on the company's shoulders, a great deal...
BlackBerry 10 developer toolkit released in beta, adds Native and WebWorks SDKs for app-building flexibility

Do.com Adds Contacts and Deal Tracking For Facebook Style Task Management

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Salesforce.com has added contacts, deal tracking and public APIs to its do.com platform for task management. Initially, Salesforce.com is adding the capability to integrate Facebook and Google contacts. It will soon after add Twitter and Salesforce.com. The deal management capability adds to the do.com lightweight CRM environment. Do.com is also opening...
Do.com Adds Contacts and Deal Tracking For Facebook Style Task Management

Twilio brings its Voice API to 4 new Western European countries

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Cloud communications company Twilio is expanding into four new European countries, days after striking a major deal with Microsoft to spread its voice and messaging APIs to developers on the Windows Azure platform. The San Francisco-based company is today launching phone numbers in Belgium, Finland, The Netherlands and Sweden for...
Twilio brings its Voice API to 4 new Western European countries
Got an ecommerce idea? This startup has a shipping API to help you out

Inside Google's new location APIs for Android

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Setting: Large ballroom in Moscone. Large enough that two sets of projected screens are on, one up front, and one pair amidset. Crowded, one or two open seats per long row. Two bright-shirted Google employees in blue. We start on time. Today during the I/O developer conference, Googlers Waleed Kadous and...
Inside Google's new location APIs for Android

How Oracle makes sense of Java

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Oracle's chief architects for Java explain the value of the language and its related APIs after the acquisition from Sun. [Read more]...
How Oracle makes sense of Java

Quicksilver application launcher for Mac emerges from beta after nearly 10 years

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Quicksilver, an application launcher built for OS X, has finally emerged from beta after almost 10 years of development with the release of version 1.0. The open source software includes a new action for quickly adding files or folders to the catalog. Users can now specify synonyms for targets, rather...
Quicksilver application launcher for Mac emerges from beta after nearly 10 years

Editor's Letter: When it rains, it pours

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In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. It's been a slow couple of weeks here through the beginning of May. Everyone, it seems, was saving up to pile all of their announcements at once, leaving us scrambling and our RSS feed...
Editor's Letter: When it rains, it pours
Google takes back one of its few losses in the Oracle patent trial

Google ports Chrome OS app launcher to the Chrome browser Dev channel on Windows; Mac and Linux coming soon

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Google on Wednesday announced a significant bridge between Chrome and Chrome OS: the app launcher, a little window that features all your apps in one place. The company has ported the dedicated “home for your apps” from Chrome OS to its Chrome browser. As of today, the new feature is...
Google ports Chrome OS app launcher to the Chrome browser Dev channel on Windows; Mac and Linux coming soon
Kontrol.tv Launches To Help Developers Build Multiplatform, Multiscreen Mobile And TV Apps
Tim Cook: We have no religious issue with doing Android apps, but we won't do Chat heads on iOS
Announcing The TC Disrupt NY Hackathon API Workshop Schedule, Prizes & More
Netflix kills third party app platform, current apps will continue to work

FACEBOOK: Yeah, We're Getting Tough With Developers (FB)

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Under fire for cutting off popular new apps, Facebook has announced new rules for developers using its social network. It is now requiring developers to show "reciprocity," which means their apps must let users easily post content to Facebook, in order to use Facebook's friend-finding features. The change comes as Facebook...
FACEBOOK: Yeah, We're Getting Tough With Developers (FB)

Google former CEO: We knew Sun wanted money for Android

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Emails from Android’s earliest days showed Google and Sun at a breaking point in their negotiations over Android and Google’s use of the Java programming language. Eric Schmidt, formerly Google’s CEO, gave testimony today in his company’s ongoing lawsuit with Oracle over Android. Android uses parts of the Java...
Google former CEO: We knew Sun wanted money for Android

Appcelerator introduces private cloud services to court bigger developers, enterprise clients

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Mobile app development platform Appcelerator has expanded its cloud services offerings. Developers working with Appcelerator can now opt to have their own private, dedicated, cloud service servers that can be set up either virtually or at their own premises. Appcelerator introduced cloud services to its product lineup earlier this year, giving...
Appcelerator introduces private cloud services to court bigger developers, enterprise clients

Seattle, meet the Bing Fund: a hybrid angel fund and incubator

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After some hinting around the edges in recent days, Microsoft today unveiled the Bing Fund, its new tool that will both invest in and incubate startups. The Fund is sponsored by Bing, as you likely guessed. According to its FAQ, the Bing Fund is looking for “startups that are building...
Seattle, meet the Bing Fund: a hybrid angel fund and incubator

Google announces CalDAV and CardDAV APIs now available to all

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Basically, not only is Google keeping CalDAV open, but making CardDAV available to everyone too: googledevelopers.blogspot.com/2013/06/making…— Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) June 05, 2013 Back in March, Google made the announcement that it would be shutting down its CalDAV API, which allows developers to fetch Google calendar data, to the public and...
Google announces CalDAV and CardDAV APIs now available to all

Windows Phone Dev Centre will now allow multiple XAPs for the same Windows Phone 7 and 8 app

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Here is an interesting development for Windows Phone Developers. The latest improvements to the Windows Phone Dev Centre allows developers to basically publish two different apps for Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 under the same name, with different app descriptions and screen shots. This allows developers to...
Windows Phone Dev Centre will now allow multiple XAPs for the same Windows Phone 7 and 8 app

Google lets iOS developers replace Apple map data with its own

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In addition to releasing its own Google Maps app for iOS, Google is now offering up its improved, vector-based maps to iOS developers looking for an alternative to Apple's at-times flawed data. Developers can essentially replace Apple's native MapKit APIs with the Google Maps SDK for iOS, though integrating...
Google lets iOS developers replace Apple map data with its own
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