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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

Keen On... Don Dodge: Why Indoor Location Is The Next Big Thing [TCTV]

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Don Dodge is well known to longtime TechCrunch readers. Dodge was the guy who Mike Arrington turned into a bit of a martyr after he got unceremoniously fired by Microsoft back in November 2009. Indeed, as Dodge told me last week backstage at Disrupt, it was Mike’s very public...
Keen On... Don Dodge: Why Indoor Location Is The Next Big Thing [TCTV]

Equity is the new cash: Late Labs adds projects to crowdsourced coding community

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Fire up the “bubble” sirens, guys. Hot startup equity is now basically a substitute for cash, and it’s being used as legal tender for anything from creative and design work to Tweeting and social media promotion. Now, thanks to a group that launched earlier this year called Late Labs,...
Equity is the new cash: Late Labs adds projects to crowdsourced coding community

"Disheartened" by Twitter's new API rules, Web app developer Twimbow gives up

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Twimbow, a Web application that helps social network users organize and communicate with their friends with lots of pretty colors, is calling it a day. The startup says it is “disheartened” by Twitter’s recent outlining of new API rules. When those new ‘Rules of the Road’ were first announced, it...
"Disheartened" by Twitter's new API rules, Web app developer Twimbow gives up

Twilio Evangelist Builds Popular Phone-Powered Rolling Robot, Hints Flying Bot Is Next

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So here’s something you may have seen floating around on Hacker News or elsewhere, but we thought it was cool enough to share in case you’re looking for something to do with your weekend. After all, there are few of us who don’t love stories that end with robots. Especially...
Twilio Evangelist Builds Popular Phone-Powered Rolling Robot, Hints Flying Bot Is Next

Apple Pulls Products from Environmental EPEAT Registry

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Apple has notified the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) that it is withdrawing its products from the EPEAT registry and will no longer be submitting its products to EPEAT for environmental rating. CIO Journal spoke with Robert Frisbee, CEO of EPEAT, who offered slightly more color to the decision:“They...
Apple Pulls Products from Environmental EPEAT Registry

If You Want To Build An App For Google Glass, You Better Watch This Video

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In this 50-minute video, Google Glass developer evangelist Timothy Jordan explains how the device's software works, and how developers can build apps for it. It's not everyone, but if you think Glass is going to be huge, and want to build an app for it, you better watch it. Please...
If You Want To Build An App For Google Glass, You Better Watch This Video

Use APIs creatively in your business? The API Mashup Contest wants to hear from you.

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While the novelty of building online services around APIs has long faded, they’re very much a part of every day life for startups around the world. While you might not want to base you your entire livelihood around someone else’s API, there’s no doubt that creative use of third-party data...
Use APIs creatively in your business? The API Mashup Contest wants to hear from you.
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Why Can't the Tech Community Talk About Adria Richards Like Grownups?

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Ms. Richards (Photo: twitter) It all started at a conference devoted to Python. Developer evangelist Adria Richards heard a couple of guys behind her making sexual cracks about big dongles and “forking repos,” and, in a moment of frustration, called them out on Twitter, posting their picture and CCing the...
Why Can't the Tech Community Talk About Adria Richards Like Grownups?

Adria Richards, PyCon, and How We All Lost

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Let me get two things out of the way: I believe the tech industry, of which I am a part, is rampantly sexist. It runs so deep and so organic to the industry that even men who would see it in other places don’t recognize it in our insulated world....
Adria Richards, PyCon, and How We All Lost
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Here's The Real Reason SendGrid Fired The Woman Who Complained About 'Dongle' Jokes

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When SendGrid landed itself on the wrong side of a debate about sexism in the tech industry, I was shocked. I live in Colorado and know the folks at SendGrid. SendGrid is the anchor of Boulder's warm-and-fuzzy startup community, one of the most successful companies to come out of incubator...
Here's The Real Reason SendGrid Fired The Woman Who Complained About 'Dongle' Jokes

Jolla swaps out its CEO yet again, this time bringing in a logistics veteran

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Jolla, the Finnish company that hopes to make big things out of the also-ran MeeGo operating system, has just announced its second change of CEO in just seven months. When I first sat down with Jolla in September of last year, I was talking to CEO Jussi Hurmola. A month...
Jolla swaps out its CEO yet again, this time bringing in a logistics veteran

A Joke About Dongles At A Conference Led To Two People Losing Their Jobs And A Huge Mess For The Tech World

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The world of tech was rattled this week when a quickly dashed off tweet alleging crude, sexist jokes resulted in two people losing their jobs. Earlier this week at the PyCon conference (the largest annual gathering for developers using the open-source Python programming language) a woman named Adria Richards overheard a joke...
A Joke About Dongles At A Conference Led To Two People Losing Their Jobs And A Huge Mess For The Tech World

If Apple is really rejecting apps over use of UDID, the lack of alternatives is a problem

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Apple has been warning developers since August of last year that they should stop referencing the UDID (Unique Device identifier) of iOS devices in their apps. The ID itself is harmless, and carries no personal information about a user, but it can be combined with information gathered in an app...
If Apple is really rejecting apps over use of UDID, the lack of alternatives is a problem
Playhaven developer fired for making sexual jokes after SendGrid's developer evangelist outs him on Twitter

Cloud emailing provider Mailjet picks up $3.3m for growth

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The French cloud emailing platform Mailjet has just picked up $3.3m in funding, which it intends to use to shore up international growth. Mailjet is similar to the likes of MailChimp and SendGrid, in that it provides a way for companies to send out newsletters and their apps to send...
Cloud emailing provider Mailjet picks up $3.3m for growth

The Engadget Interview: BlackBerry developer evangelist Tom Anderson (video)

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We'll be honest, we didn't really know what we were getting ourselves into when we headed to BlackBerry's SXSW event. Gone are the business-suited low key gatherings traditionally tied to trade shows. The smartphone maker is here to meet developers on their own turf, putting together a bumping house...
The Engadget Interview: BlackBerry developer evangelist Tom Anderson (video)

PhoneID Lets You Login To Websites Without A Username Or Password -- From Your Phone

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On the web, we have a host of user names and passwords we have to remember, whether for news sites or apps or Netflix. So Michael Thomas and Vahur Roosimaa of Los Angeles-based startup Scopely have hacked together PhoneID, which lets you login to websites without a username and...
PhoneID Lets You Login To Websites Without A Username Or Password -- From Your Phone

Microsoft gives Windows 8 developers a head start on Windows Store app submissions

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If you've been jonesing to get your app into the Windows Store and don't want to compete for attention with the developing masses when Windows 8 ships, Microsoft might just have your ticket to the front of the line. Developer Evangelist Matt Harrington is offering a fast track for...
Microsoft gives Windows 8 developers a head start on Windows Store app submissions

A Dongle Joke That Spiraled Way Out Of Control

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In an age of blogs, tweets, Hacker News, Reddit and Anonymous, an off-the-cuff joke can spin wildly out of control. At least it appears that’s what happened with PyCon this week when a sexual joke led to some very public firings, a virulent debate about women in technology, another virulent...
A Dongle Joke That Spiraled Way Out Of Control
MarkedUp launches to bring premium app analytics to Windows 8 and WP8 developers

From the prairie to the city: Dwolla poaches two of New York City’s best players

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Waiting for the day when wallets will become obsolete? We’re getting there…As long as you have a smartphone with web access, you can pay for many things, peer to peer style over the Web. “Dwolla is an amazing company in the payments space, looking to re-imagine what a company like Visa...
From the prairie to the city: Dwolla poaches two of New York City’s best players

Apple Planning for 7.85-Inch 'iPad Mini' with IGZO Display Later This Year?

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Claims of an "iPad mini" have been circulating for some time now, with a number of the reports indicating that Apple is planning to launch the device with a 7.85-inch display later this year. While the rumors have been evolving for quite some time now, things have been beginning to...
Apple Planning for 7.85-Inch 'iPad Mini' with IGZO Display Later This Year?
HTML5 Does Have A Mobile Future: Mozilla's Chris Heilmann Goes Mythbusting

Microsoft not really sure if it's going to upgrade Windows Phones to Windows Phone 8

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We've expressed concern about the prospects of upgrading current first—and second—generation Windows Phone handsets to Windows Phone 8, codenamed Apollo, when it is released later this year. Microsoft refuses to commit publicly, and we've heard from employees within the company that some or all current users won't be able...
Microsoft not really sure if it's going to upgrade Windows Phones to Windows Phone 8

Rackspace snaps up open-source database firm ObjectRocket

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                   Sept. 9 - 10, 2013       San Francisco, CA           Early Bird Tickets on Sale Cloud-computing giant Rackspace has made a small but smart acquisition in ObjectRocket, a MongoDB database service. Rackspace senior vice president of corporate development Pat Matthews said, “Customers have been asking for a...
Rackspace snaps up open-source database firm ObjectRocket
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