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Apple Opens Door to Hardware-Accelerated Decoding of H.264 Video in Flash and Other Platforms

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Michael Tsai reports (via Daring Fireball) that Apple has posted a new technical note describing how third-party developers can tap into hardware-accelerated decoding of H.264 video on compatible graphics......
Apple Opens Door to Hardware-Accelerated Decoding of H.264 Video in Flash and Other Platforms
Zuckerberg And Facebook Have Thought About Charging For APIs, But Advertising Is Better

Facebook's Copycat Tendencies: A Sign of Strength, not Weakness

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The tipping point for Facebook was back in Spring 2007. The site had only been open to the non-college/highschool world at large for less than a year, and was just finally overcoming the broader “isn’t that just a site for college kids?” stigma. That’s also about the time Facebook...
Facebook's Copycat Tendencies: A Sign of Strength, not Weakness
Top 5 Spotify Apps For Music Discovery
Reality be damned: iOS 7 wish list, continued

Old Lumias get Nokia's new City Lens augmented reality app

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One of the more innovative features of Nokia’s new Lumia phones is now available for prior models. The company released its City Lens software to the Windows Phone Marketplace; free for Lumia 710, 800 and 900 handsets. The app, in beta since May, uses augmented reality to provide on-screen information...
Old Lumias get Nokia's new City Lens augmented reality app

Google's Vic Gundotra: "I'm not interested in screwing over developers"

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Google’s Senior Vice President of Engineering, and the man leading the social efforts at the company, Vic Gundotra, has decided to step out and explain exactly why Google+ doesn’t have a full write API as of yet. His thoughts appear to have come in response to a post published by...
Google's Vic Gundotra: "I'm not interested in screwing over developers"

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

Ford sends out OpenXC beta, vehicle-aware apps should be just around the corner

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It's six months since Ford partnered with Bug Labs to build OpenXC and now the system is ready for third-party developers to get involved. Rather than following Renault and others down the Android route, OpenXC is a dedicated platform designed to bring together third-party apps and hardware. It comes...
Ford sends out OpenXC beta, vehicle-aware apps should be just around the corner

Bend Windows 8 to your will with these free tools

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Suggesting that reviews of Windows 8 have been mixed is a bit of an understatement, but you don't have to take my word for it; Microsoft's bold new operating system is available right now, and if you spend some time with it I wager there are elements of the...
Bend Windows 8 to your will with these free tools
Long a cloud kingpin, Amazon now fighting back against AWS competition

Yes, Twitter Will Drink Your Milkshake

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Twitter investor Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures may have thought he was just musing aloud about the Twitter ecosystem and whether it has reached an “inflection point” in his recent blog post, but it seems as though some third-party app developers took his comments about Twitter features as...
Yes, Twitter Will Drink Your Milkshake

New API severely restricts third-party Twitter applications

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Twitter has officially announced the changes coming to version 1.1 of its API, and the news is mostly bad. While some new rules are ostensibly aimed at reducing the number of bots and spam accounts on the service, they also severely restrict how much and how often third-party Twitter clients...
New API severely restricts third-party Twitter applications

OoVoo wants to bring TV viewing, gaming & dating to video chat

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Group video chat startup OoVoo is working on adding premium video content, gaming and dating applications to its service, according to OoVoo president Jay Samit. Adding additional content to video chat isn’t just supposed to make people stick around even longer, but also bring more advertisers on board. Samit told...
OoVoo wants to bring TV viewing, gaming & dating to video chat
Guardly First In Mobile Safety To Offer Indoor Positioning System To Aid In Emergency Response
Crowdtilt Launches Crowdfunding API To Give Developers Easy Access To Group Payments & Social Fundraising
'I Never Wanted To Be An Enterpreneur' Says Jack Dorsey

Accessory Manufacturers Fear Missing Holiday Sales Rush as Apple Remains Mum on New iOS Device Dock Connector

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With a number of reports and now photos supporting the idea that Apple will be introducing a significantly smaller dock connector for its iOS devices in the coming weeks, iLounge reports that Apple's lack of advance notice is causing concern for accessory manufacturers worried that they will not be able...
Accessory Manufacturers Fear Missing Holiday Sales Rush as Apple Remains Mum on New iOS Device Dock Connector

WePay Launches Buttons To Allow Any Site To Accept In-Line Payments With Just A Line Of Code

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Online payments startup WePay has been on a roll lately: The company is processing hundreds of millions of dollars in payments annually, and adding more than 1,000 active merchants per week. But it wants to accelerate that growth even further, by rolling out payment buttons that will allow anyone to...
WePay Launches Buttons To Allow Any Site To Accept In-Line Payments With Just A Line Of Code

Twitter to Developers: We Needed to Acquire Tweetie to Grow

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Twitter’s Ryan Sarver posted a note to the Twitter Developer Talk Google Group today responding to growing concerns by folks in the Twitter application development ecosystem that Twitter is directly competing with them with its acquisitions of tools that were in the past been provided by third party developers.The...
Twitter to Developers: We Needed to Acquire Tweetie to Grow

Hacker Group Claims It Stole 12 Million iPhone And iPad Personal IDs From The FBI (AAPL)

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The hacker group AntiSec claims to have stolen about 12 million Apple UDIDs from an FBI database.  UDIDs are codes assigned to every Apple iOS device (iPhones, iPads, and iPods) that help the company track how you use your gadget. A few months ago, Apple blocked third-party developers from accessing...
Hacker Group Claims It Stole 12 Million iPhone And iPad Personal IDs From The FBI (AAPL)

HootSuite adds Reddit, StumbleUpon and more to its ever-growing App Directory

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Social media management dashboard HootSuite has announced a slew of new additions to its App Directory, with Reddit, StumbleUpon, Scoop.it, Nexalogy, and Cmp.ly jumping on board. Launched in 2008, HootSuite lets users manage multiple social networks through a single dashboard, and the Vancouver-based company has grown into a global social...
HootSuite adds Reddit, StumbleUpon and more to its ever-growing App Directory
Mozilla says Microsoft won't allow rival browsers on ARM Windows desktop

The Unauthorized TechCrunch iPad Review

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For some strange reason we weren’t invited to test drive the iPad early. But easy-to-get stories are never fun anyway. And there has always been another way to spend time with the iPad other than a freebie loaner from apple – the third party developers. Scores of developers have had...
The Unauthorized TechCrunch iPad Review

10 Things You Need To Know About Today’s Facebook Privacy Changes

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This morning Facebook announced a new set of privacy settings that they hope will be sufficient enough to make them essentially permanent, as Mark Zuckerberg described during his presentation. For many users, the new settings means greater control over privacy. While there are always aspects of the privacy settings to...
10 Things You Need To Know About Today’s Facebook Privacy Changes

Twitter Settles With PeopleBrowsr, Gives The Company Firehose Access Until The End Of The Year

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The saga of PeopleBrowsr vs. Twitter appears to have come to a close, AllThingsD reports. Last November, PeopleBrowsr took Twitter to court after the company had informed them that they’d be losing access to its full firehose of data. This was a move happening with nearly all third-party developers, but...
Twitter Settles With PeopleBrowsr, Gives The Company Firehose Access Until The End Of The Year

Twitter's Email To Freaked Out Developers

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Twitter Platform Ream boss Ryan Sarver wrote an email over the weekend to third-party developers freaked-out by last week's news that Twitter had acquired Tweetie, the most popular iPhone Twitter app and announced Twitter announced its own BlackBerry app. Sarver tried to make the argument that Twitter's moves are good...
Twitter's Email To Freaked Out Developers

Facebook opens up on platform growth, ads, and Parse, reveals 1B stories are being shared daily

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Six years ago, Facebook unveiled its Platform service to allow third-party developers to integrate its social graph into their apps. Today, the company has revealed its enormous growth: 550 million people are having social experiences each month and more than 1 billion stories are being shared daily. It also shared...
Facebook opens up on platform growth, ads, and Parse, reveals 1B stories are being shared daily

Twitter Walking a Tightrope With Developers

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The past week has seen a lot of drama around Twitter’s relationship with third-party app developers. Fred Wilson’s post about the company’s evolution seemed to touch off a powder keg of emotion about what the company’s approach to new services might be, and that was still bubbling when Twitter...
Twitter Walking a Tightrope With Developers

A first look at what the Windows Store will bring in Windows 8

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New information has reached The Verge that details what games should ship with, and be available for, the Windows 8 beta, which is set to be called a ‘consumer preview.’ Critically, Solitaire and Pinball will be included, pre-downloaded. Other apps will have to be snagged by users from the Windows Store. The...
A first look at what the Windows Store will bring in Windows 8
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