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Apple Apple Store exceeds 40 billion downloads, houses 775,000 apps in total

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The Apple App Store exceeded 40 billion downloads in total, with nearly 20 billion coming in 2012, read a press release from Apple. December in particular was a record-breaking month in terms of app downloads, with more than two billion apps downloaded during the month. Apple added that DragonVale developer...
Apple Apple Store exceeds 40 billion downloads, houses 775,000 apps in total

Deezer follows Spotify and opens its API, courts developers with ‘Open Deezer’ initiatives

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Online music service Deezer has sharpened its focus on mobile and apps with the introduction of a series initiatives to encourage the developer community, as it seeks to strengthen its position against Spotify, Pandora and other rivals with apps and third party services. Today the company announced ‘Open Deezer’ which...
Deezer follows Spotify and opens its API, courts developers with ‘Open Deezer’ initiatives

RIM woos China’s developer community ahead of upcoming BB10 launch

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RIM is struggling in the US, and to a lesser extent in Europe, but its presence in parts of Asia and the Middle East belie its faltering status in the West. Aware of the importance of emerging markets, RIM is working hard to prepare the ground for the upcoming launch...
RIM woos China’s developer community ahead of upcoming BB10 launch

Tumblr Ready to Make Nice With Outside Developers, Seeks API Liaison

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St. Luke the Evangelist. (Bronzino (attrib.) via everypainterpaintshimself.com) One team of unaffiliated mobile developers became Tumblr's Richmond office after building a bangin' third party app. But other independent developers working with Tumblr from the outside have had less luck. That includes Jeremy Culter, whose popular "Missing e" extension is a...
Tumblr Ready to Make Nice With Outside Developers, Seeks API Liaison

Video Management Startup Kaltura Raises Another $25 Million To Expand Into Asia

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Video management startup Kaltura is growing fast, but it’s looking to expand even more, and has raised even more money to do so. The company has closed a $25 million Series D round of funding, which includes money from new investors Mitsui Global Investment and Orix Ventures. Existing investors Nexus...
Video Management Startup Kaltura Raises Another $25 Million To Expand Into Asia

Microsoft's Steven Guggenheimer: Steven Sinofsky Is A "Phenomenal Visionary" - Will Be Missed At Microsoft

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At LeWeb Paris this morning, Microsoft’s corporate vice president for its Developer & Platform Evangelism Group, just took the stage to discuss the state of the Windows 8 developer ecosystem and Microsoft in general with Techonomy Media‘s Founder & CEO David Kirkpatrick. Guggenheimer has now spent more than 18 years...
Microsoft's Steven Guggenheimer: Steven Sinofsky Is A "Phenomenal Visionary" - Will Be Missed At Microsoft

Geekli.st releases API to allow developers to monetize their achievements

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It was only several weeks ago when Geekli.st rolled out of beta and became available to the public and, since then, the company has stayed busy making the service more useful for developers. As you may know, it’s a community developed by programmers for programmers to basically use as their portfolio to...
Geekli.st releases API to allow developers to monetize their achievements

Shopping site Gilt Groupe launches its first API and a developer portal to go with it

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When you think about the online flash sales phenomenon, the first company you think of is Gilt Groupe. It has raised $236M in funding and provides access to deals on anything from luxury cookware to clothing. It’s a private sales site and it looks like Gilt is ready to spread...
Shopping site Gilt Groupe launches its first API and a developer portal to go with it

Meet Shimi, the interactive robotic speaker / smartphone dock that will knock your socks off

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Tovbot, a personal robotics company that was founded by Georgia Tech, MIT, and IDC roboticists, is going to showcase a super cool piece of work at the upcoming Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco. I’m talking about Shimi, a “Robotic Musical Companion” prototype, powered by an Android smartphone or...
Meet Shimi, the interactive robotic speaker / smartphone dock that will knock your socks off

This is why Google is losing the future

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“Google is like a crack dealer,” one frustrated startup founder told me recently. “They give you something that gets you hooked, but you end up strung out. You’re so dependent on somebody that you can’t do anything about it.” He was talking about a now-familiar bait-and-switch that Google keeps running...
This is why Google is losing the future

Balanced rolls out a new bank payment option for merchants to get paid

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Just days after announcing that Wells Fargo customers would receive same-day payments through its Payouts API, Balanced has launched “Balanced Bank Payments” service, a new payment option that functions as a white-label API for bank account payments. Basically, what it does is enable people to pay with their bank accounts...
Balanced rolls out a new bank payment option for merchants to get paid

10 Obvious Things Amazon's Next Kindle Will Do To Compete With The iPad (AMZN, AAPL)

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Editor's note: Apple's iPad tablet launched last weekend, and one of its obvious competitors is Amazon's Kindle e-book reader. Already, we're happy enough reading e-books on our iPad that we're glad we never bought a Kindle or a netbook. But we don't anticipate Amazon boss Jeff Bezos giving up on...
10 Obvious Things Amazon's Next Kindle Will Do To Compete With The iPad (AMZN, AAPL)

The State and Future of Twitter 2010: Part Two

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The influence and promise of Twitter is only now starting to materialize. Everything that occurred prior to Chirp has lead us to this moment and as such, is almost worthy of categorization as BC (Before Chirp). Everything that happens now, is almost symbolic of a new movement (AC, After...
The State and Future of Twitter 2010: Part Two

Tumblr is ready to make nice with developers, recruiting new API lead

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Tumblr is a massive site with a very dedicated user base. But so far the company hasn’t built a robust platform for third party developers. There are certainly apps and web extensions that work with Tumblr. But the company has had several public spats with independent developers over the last...
Tumblr is ready to make nice with developers, recruiting new API lead

Developers Ponder Twitter’s Plan, But VCs Keep Deals Coming

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Recent moves by Twitter Inc. have members of its developer community worried they could be made obsolete, but a pair of new deals indicates that investors still aren’t shying away from Twitter-based business bets. AFP/Getty Images The new investments, in photo-sharing service TweetPhoto Inc. and Twitter marketplace TweetUp Inc., follow...
Developers Ponder Twitter’s Plan, But VCs Keep Deals Coming
Airtag releasing NFC mobile payments developer kit, wishes Apple would help simply the ecosystem
Google actually starts setting standards for Android apps on Google Play

Apple's WWDC 2012 will be June 11-15, focusing on iOS and OS X

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After some nervous waiting on behalf of Apple's developer community, the dates for Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference have been announced. The conference will take place from June 11-15 in San Francisco, where developers will "learn about the future of iOS and OS X." Like the previous two years, the...
Apple's WWDC 2012 will be June 11-15, focusing on iOS and OS X
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What The Curebit Saga Teaches Us About Copyright, Plagiarism And Reputation

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The startup Curebit brought something of a firestorm down on its head recently. Here's how VentureBeat broke the story: Curebit, a Y Combinator startup that just closed a round of funding from Dave McClure’s 500 Startups fund, has been caught red-handed stealing HTML code, images, and the like from 37signals....
What The Curebit Saga Teaches Us About Copyright, Plagiarism And Reputation

Facebook acquires Face.com for undisclosed sum

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The social network plans to continue to support Face.com's developer community, though what it has planned for the service is unknown at this point. [Read more]...
Facebook acquires Face.com for undisclosed sum

StatusNet 0.9.0 Released | StatusNet

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Shared by Bamboozled Woohoo! Many more features too. I'm honored to be the one who gets to announce the release of StatusNet 0.9.0. This is the latest version of our software, and represents almost 8 months of hard work by the StatusNet developer community. It's available for immediate download from...
StatusNet 0.9.0 Released | StatusNet
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WP Engine Gunning for the WordPress Market by Targeting Developers

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When I was in Austin earlier this year, there was one company people kept pushing me to meet with: WP Engine. The company provides a one-stop shop for all WordPress hosting needs, with the goal of simplifying the lives of WordPress developers and users. Today, the company is taking a...
WP Engine Gunning for the WordPress Market by Targeting Developers

China’s Great Firewall hasn’t stopped Facebook from attracting its largest developer community in Asia

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Facebook may be blocked in China but that hasn’t stopped the country rising to become the largest contributor of apps to the social network in Asia. As we wrote last week, Facebook is aiming to recruit the cream of China’s graduate talent pool, but its footprint there is larger than may...
China’s Great Firewall hasn’t stopped Facebook from attracting its largest developer community in Asia

Apple's best asset: Developers and its app economy

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Apple’s design and ecosystem garner all the headlines, but the biggest moat around its business model is its developer community....
Apple's best asset: Developers and its app economy

Facebook Javascript API Goes Down, Taking Down Likes, Comments And Apps With It

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I dare you to Facebook Like or even comment on this post. You can’t, because the Facebook Javascript API, the backend system which allows developer applications and Facebook’s own apps like Likes and Comments to communicate with the data available on the social network, is down, and has been down...
Facebook Javascript API Goes Down, Taking Down Likes, Comments And Apps With It

Early apps for touch-based Ubuntu reveal a mostly clean aesthetic

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The clatter of ergonomic keyboards is already bearing fruit, just two months after the Ubuntu developer community was let loose on the SDK for the newly touch-enabled OS. Canonical's Michael Hall has posted an update on his personal blog detailing progress with some core apps, such as Calendar and...
Early apps for touch-based Ubuntu reveal a mostly clean aesthetic

OS X Mountain Lion Bringing Automatic App Downloads to Mac

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As noted by 9to5Mac, the latest developer build of OS X Mountain Lion released last week sets the stage for bringing iOS-like automatic app downloads to Mac App Store purchases. Like on the iPhone and iPad, when you buy and install an app on one of your Macs, all of...
OS X Mountain Lion Bringing Automatic App Downloads to Mac
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