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Google Acquires Web Application Server Talaria To Enhance Its Cloud Platform

Facebook’s “Open Graph Challenge” will give developers 24 hours to hack something awesome

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Facebook has a new road show now that it’s a public company, and it wants to find the best Open Graph hackers there are in the UK. During the Over the Air conference in Bletchley Park, the company will be holding an “Open Graph Challenge.” Members of the Facebook platform...
Facebook’s “Open Graph Challenge” will give developers 24 hours to hack something awesome

Live From Chirp: Twitter’s Platform Roadmap

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Ryan Sarver, Twitter’s Director of Platform, has just taken the stage at Chirp, where he’s giving third party developers an outline of what they can expect in the future from Twitter’s all-important developer platform. 75% of all traffic to twitter comes from third party clients, 60% of tweets come from...
Live From Chirp: Twitter’s Platform Roadmap
League of Legends Open Beta Lands on the Mac

Facebook Makes Small Developer Roadmap Updates — Watch for More This Month

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Now that Facebook’s big launches at f8 are done, the company is starting to move forward with its broader development plans — or at least the timeline for them is getting a little clearer The company  updated its developer roadmap on Monday to indicate that the removal of profile boxes...
Facebook Makes Small Developer Roadmap Updates — Watch for More This Month

Windows Phone dev lead jumps to Amazon's Kindle team

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Microsoft took a symbolic blow Friday after its Windows Phone Developer Experience lead Brandon Watson confirmed he was leaving for Amazon. The often outspoken advocate of WP7 told ZDNet he would now direct the Kindle Cross Platform team, which develops the e-reading app both for Windows Phone as well as...
Windows Phone dev lead jumps to Amazon's Kindle team

Bing Augmented Reality team building SDK, tablet apps

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Microsoft's Bing Information Platform team is working on an augmented-reality framework, as well as related apps for Windows 8 tablets and other devices. [Read more]...
Bing Augmented Reality team building SDK, tablet apps

How Google plans to avoid Facebook’s “games ghetto” with Google+

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“We’ve seen communities ruined by games,” said Google+ engineering director David Glazer to a room full of app developers. “How do we find that balance between people who are interested in games… without having the problem of more spam?” Glazer is speaking onstage at the Inside Social Apps conference in...
How Google plans to avoid Facebook’s “games ghetto” with Google+

Microsoft's Bing Augmented Reality team readies framework, Windows 8 tablet apps

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Microsoft's Bing Information Platform team is working on an augmented-reality SDK, as well as a number of related apps for Windows 8 tablets and other devices....
Microsoft's Bing Augmented Reality team readies framework, Windows 8 tablet apps

First Round Capital Raises Its 4th Fund And Makes Kent Goldman And Phineas Barnes Partners

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First Round Capital, a seed stage VC firm with investments in startups like Birchbox and Uber, has raised its fourth fund. Kent Goldman and Phineas Barnes will be partners in the next fund alongside Howard Morgan, Chris Fralic, Rob Hayes and Josh Kopelman. Here's the post Josh Kopelman wrote announcing...
First Round Capital Raises Its 4th Fund And Makes Kent Goldman And Phineas Barnes Partners

Google Announces Blink, Its Own Rendering Engine For WebKit

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Google is announcing today that it is creating a new rendering engine, dubbed Blink, for the popular but controversial browser engine WebKit that powers browsers such as Chrome and Apple's Safari. Blink will be an open source part of Google's Chromium project, one intended to simplify the architecture of WebKit...
Google Announces Blink, Its Own Rendering Engine For WebKit

Windows Phone exec Brandon Watson leaves Microsoft, headed to Amazon

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There's some more corporate reshuffling going on in the Windows Phone universe this week, now that Brandon Watson has confirmed his departure from Microsoft. Watson, who served as head of the WP Developer Experience, announced the news on his Twitter page Friday, and later told ZDNet that he's heading...
Windows Phone exec Brandon Watson leaves Microsoft, headed to Amazon

Twitter's API v1.1 rules put user caps on third party clients, exert more control overall

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Last spring an announcement from the platform team at Twitter not-at-all-subtly suggested developers of third party clients should find something else to do, and today a list of changes to its API turns that whisper into a firm nudge. The limit that most directly affects any of the unofficial...
Twitter's API v1.1 rules put user caps on third party clients, exert more control overall
Ok, this is getting silly: Google cuts storage prices -- again

Google I/O Fireside Chat: How Google is Pulling an Apple with Google+

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One year in, Google is flying the banner of Google+ higher by the day. But what's next? Last week at Google I/O, the Google+ platform team met onstage for a fireside chat, fielding developer frustrations and hinting heavily at how Google's plans for its social network might be bigger than...
Google I/O Fireside Chat: How Google is Pulling an Apple with Google+
Another Windows Phone Director joins Amazon ahead of rumored smartphone debut

Microsoft's head of Windows Phone developer experience, Brandon Watson, leaves for Amazon

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Brandon Watson has become fairly well known in the somewhat insular world of people who pay attention to Windows Phone development. Watson was the head of Windows Phone Developer Experience at Microsoft and has often taken to Twitter to rouse some rabble for the platform by seeding phones, reaching...
Microsoft's head of Windows Phone developer experience, Brandon Watson, leaves for Amazon

Google Forks WebKit And Launches Blink, A New Rendering Engine That Will Soon Power Chrome And Chrome OS

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Google just announced that it is forking WebKit and launching this fork as Blink. As Google describes it, Blink is “a new rendering engine based on WebKit” that will, over time, “naturally evolve in different directions.” Blink, Google says, will be all about speed and simplicity. It will soon make...
Google Forks WebKit And Launches Blink, A New Rendering Engine That Will Soon Power Chrome And Chrome OS
Smartphone plans looming, Amazon snatches up another Windows Phone exec

Facebook to Developers: “You Decide”

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By the time I hit publish on this 5 other bigger blogs will have probably already covered this, but this deserves some praise.  One reason I love the Facebook Platform is because they really seem to care about API developers.  They do things the “right” way.  For instance, they have...
Facebook to Developers: “You Decide”

GREE is laying off staff in the US as it transitions its games platform business to Japan

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There’s some positive but mainly negative news from Japanese games giant GREE which is set to cut jobs in North America as it completes the removal of Openfeint from its business in the region. The company — which saw Q1 2013 profit drop 5 percent on a year previous — has announced...
GREE is laying off staff in the US as it transitions its games platform business to Japan

Google's Blink team pulls 8.8 million lines of WebKit code in one month

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Google let us all know that it would strip out unneeded WebKit code to make its Blink web engine scream, but it never said exactly what kind of pace we could expect. The answer, it turns out, is "breakneck." The company's Alex Komoroske told Google I/O attendees that the...
Google's Blink team pulls 8.8 million lines of WebKit code in one month

Fun Feature Friday: Clik This

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I know its supposed to be Fun Friday, but this is going to be a Fun Feature Friday. Yesterday our portfolio company Kik launched a new mobile app/platform called Clik. Clik is really just one simple feature, implemented as a mobile platform that any developer will be able to leverage...
Fun Feature Friday: Clik This

Google+ launches a developer page for its yet-to-exist developer ecosystem

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One of the things that I’m not too fond of when it comes to the launch of Google+ thus far is the lack of a proper API for developers to create cool tools and uses for Google’s social network. Even though Twitter has throttled usage of its API for third-party...
Google+ launches a developer page for its yet-to-exist developer ecosystem

Google+ issues a call to arms for would-be third-party developers

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Google is making a bid for third-party developers’ interest with a new Google+ page for Google+ platform devs. Google+ developer relations team lead Chris Chabot writes on the G+ platform blog that the new page will be a source of office hours-style hangouts and best practices for using the +Platform...
Google+ issues a call to arms for would-be third-party developers

Google launches official page for Google+ developers

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Just as the Android team launched an official Android Developers page on Google+ last week, the Internet giant today announced a similar page for developers writing add-ons for the Google+ social platform. The Google+ Developers page is now alive and kickin’, ready to spread the message and keep developers in...
Google launches official page for Google+ developers

Facebook: More than 400 billion Open Graph actions have now been shared

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Today ahead of its event at SXSW, Facebook’s platform team has shared a number of new stats, including that more than 400 billion Open Graph actions have been shared “back to Facebook” as of this month. This 400 billion figure is a somewhat unusual metric, given how vague it really is....
Facebook: More than 400 billion Open Graph actions have now been shared
Microsoft Execs Flock To Amazon And Red Hat

Apple Looking to Bring iPhone OS to More Devices

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A recent Apple Inc. job posting has revealed that the company intends to focus on bringing the iPhone OS onto new gadgets, devices and platforms.The job posting from the Cupertino, CA, company specifically calls for an engineering manager to handle “platform bring-up.” In the job description, Apple states that...
Apple Looking to Bring iPhone OS to More Devices

The Official Facebook SDK for Android

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We're really excited to launch the beta version of the Facebook SDK for Android, which we demoed at Google I/O in San Francisco last week. Over 100 million people use Facebook on their mobile phones every month, and Android is one of the fastest growing mobile platforms. We're open-sourcing...
The Official Facebook SDK for Android
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?