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Appsfire launches its App Booster SDK, letting developers boost user engagement

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As a developer, have you ever wondered how you can improve engagement with your apps, and keep users, erm, using them? This is an issue Appsfire is trying to solve with its latest App Booster product, promising to let app developers boost engagement and encourage user retention. The ‘engagement’ problem...
Appsfire launches its App Booster SDK, letting developers boost user engagement

Exceptional Acquires Error Tracking Application Airbrake

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Web app error tracking startup Exceptional has acquired fellow error tracking application and competitor, Airbrake, from web design and development company thoughtbot. Financial terms of the acquisition were not released. Simply put, Airbrake tracks errors in web apps. The app will collects errors generated by a variety of applications, and...
Exceptional Acquires Error Tracking Application Airbrake

Facebook As A Mobile Platform: 60 Million Mobile Users Visit Third-Party Apps Each Month

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Facebook is huge on mobile — as an application developer. But questions have circled for years around how it can be a real mobile platform on top of operating systems controlled by Apple and Google. But we got a little more data on what it’s already accomplishing on the platform...
Facebook As A Mobile Platform: 60 Million Mobile Users Visit Third-Party Apps Each Month

Evernote, Wikimedia and Telefonica’s BlueVia partner to launch a new hackathon

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The Wikimedia Foundation, Telefonica’s developer platform BlueVia and the American startup Evernote are partnering to organize a hackathon in Brazil, BlueVia has announced on its blog. The event will take place in May, most likely in Sao Paulo, although practical details remain to be confirmed. It isn’t the first time...
Evernote, Wikimedia and Telefonica’s BlueVia partner to launch a new hackathon

[Infographic] Mapping the Tools in the Mobile Development Ecosystem

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The mobile development ecosystem is a large, complicated space. There are innovative startups making tools for native and mobile Web apps along with large enterprise-grade companies that offer solutions from cloud support to frameworks and developer environments. For a mobile developer, it can be confusing to know where to turn...
[Infographic] Mapping the Tools in the Mobile Development Ecosystem

Backed With $1.5M, CircleUp Aims To Be The AngelList For Consumer And Retail Startups

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The funding environment for technology-focused startups these days is getting to be a bit ridiculous, so some tech industry folks may need to use their imaginations for a second to understand this concept. There are a lot of companies out there today — with real products, real employees, and, yes,...
Backed With $1.5M, CircleUp Aims To Be The AngelList For Consumer And Retail Startups

Addressgate: After The Path Fallout, Whose Address Book Is It Anyway?

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Editor’s note: Guest author Keith Teare is General Partner at his incubator Archimedes Labs and CEO of newly funded just.me. He was a co-founder of TechCrunch. Just.me is a stealth company in the mobile space and as such Keith’s opinions on this issue are likely to reflect his product focus. Addressgate...
Addressgate: After The Path Fallout, Whose Address Book Is It Anyway?

Better Late Than Never: Deezer Releases APIs To Court Developers In Latest Bid To Catch Up To Spotify

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Music streaming provider Deezer is one of the bigger (and older — it’s been around since 2006) services of its kind, with some 20 million registered users in 48 territories, and 15 million tracks in its catalog — but it has failed to capture mindshare in quite the same way...
Better Late Than Never: Deezer Releases APIs To Court Developers In Latest Bid To Catch Up To Spotify

Appcelerator Acquires Cocoafish to Implement Mobile Cloud Services in Titanium

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Mobile development company Appcelerator announced today that it is buying "backend-as-a-service" startup Cocoafish to implement cloud services and functionality to its Titanium Platform. Acquiring Cocoafish is an astute move by Appcelerator, which focuses on tools for developers to create native and mobile Web apps. The company realized in its latest...
Appcelerator Acquires Cocoafish to Implement Mobile Cloud Services in Titanium

KISSmetrics Looks To Turn Your Customer Data Into An Interactive Infographic

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KISSmetrics, an analytics startup that wants to help you boost your user acquisition and retention rates by providing a more robust picture of how your customers are using your site, is today announcing “KISSmetrics Experiments.” A la Gmail Labs, Experiments enables KISSmetrics users to access and test out experimental new...
KISSmetrics Looks To Turn Your Customer Data Into An Interactive Infographic

Microsoft Inks Its Biggest Cloud Deal Yet: 7.5M Students And Teachers In India

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Microsoft has announced that it has signed its largest-ever cloud services deal, an agreement with the All India Council for Technical Education to deploy Microsot’s Live@edu service to some 10,000 technical colleges in the country, covering 7.5 million users. The deal is significant not just for its size but also...
Microsoft Inks Its Biggest Cloud Deal Yet: 7.5M Students And Teachers In India
With Ex-Yahoo CTO On Board, Yottaa Nabs $9M To Bring Affordable Mobile, Web Acceleration To SMBs

Microsoft Picks ANOTHER Fight With Google Over Control Of The Web (GOOG, MSFT)

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Microsoft has taken a big step toward a browser-based version of Skype. But in doing so, it has picked another fight with Google and Mozilla. Microsoft has thrown its weight behind a technology called Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC), a way of doing live communications as part of HTML5. (HTML5...
Microsoft Picks ANOTHER Fight With Google Over Control Of The Web (GOOG, MSFT)

Exclusive: A sneak peek at Office Web Apps Preview, coming with Office 2013 (and a new logo!)

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Microsoft first announced details of its upcoming Office productivity suite, codenamed “Office 15”, back in January this year when the software suite reached its Technical Preview stage. Since then, various screenshots and details about “Office 15” has been revealed, including a revised user interface, a new “touch mode” for touch-screen...
Exclusive: A sneak peek at Office Web Apps Preview, coming with Office 2013 (and a new logo!)

As rivals get bought, social marketing software startup Shoutlet lands $15m

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Shoutlet, a startup that enables brands to create and manage social marketing campaigns through a self-serve cloud platform, has secured $15 million in Series C funding from FTV Capital. The round brings total capital raised to $24.2 million. The investment comes at a time when Shoutlet’s biggest rivals are getting...
As rivals get bought, social marketing software startup Shoutlet lands $15m

Survey: Android programmers shifting toward Web apps

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Difficulties coding for Google's mobile OS are pushing programmers toward Web apps instead, an Appcelerator survey finds. But Google+ has lots of traction. [Read more]...
Survey: Android programmers shifting toward Web apps

Verizon adds Office 365 to Small Business Essentials, gives small businesses more mobile productivity tools

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Fresh off unveiling Office 365's cloud app model last month, Microsoft has teamed up with Verizon to add the productivity suite to Big Red's Small Business Essentials service. Similar to the Governmental version of Office 365, small businesses can gain access to Office web apps, SharePoint website design tools,...
Verizon adds Office 365 to Small Business Essentials, gives small businesses more mobile productivity tools

Smart app search engine Quixey raises $20m from Eric Schmidt’s VC firm and others

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Quixey, which operates a search engine for cross-platform apps, has raised $20 million in Series B funding in a round that brings total capital raised to $24.2 million. Google chairman Eric Schmidt’s investment firm, Innovation Endeavors, notably participated in the financing round (it has backed the company in an earlier...
Smart app search engine Quixey raises $20m from Eric Schmidt’s VC firm and others

Spanish mobile ad network TAPTAP Networks taps $4.5 million in Series A funding

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Spanish mobile advertising startup TAPTAP Networks has landed $4.5 million in funding from early-stage investment firm Nauta Capital, The Next Web has learned. Founded in 2010 by Alvaro del Castillo, the Madrid-based startup operates what it says is the leading premium mobile advertising network in Spain. Its network includes some...
Spanish mobile ad network TAPTAP Networks taps $4.5 million in Series A funding

Open PaaS DotCloud Adds Support For WebSockets, Vertical Scaling And More

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Second generation platform as a service DotCloud has added support for WebSockets, MongoDB 2.0 and vertical scaling in an effort to provide full stack development resources for users. For background, DotCloud’s platform lets developers to build and deploy their applications rapidly by allowing them to customize components and supporting multiple...
Open PaaS DotCloud Adds Support For WebSockets, Vertical Scaling And More

Facebook to bring operator billing to mobile web apps

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Facebook CTO Brett Taylor took to the stage at Mobile World Congress this morning to announce new ways that the company is helping its users but also app developers interact better with Web apps. Already stating that the company is backing a new standard for Web apps, Taylor also touted...
Facebook to bring operator billing to mobile web apps

Former Twitter VP launches location-based photo journal app called Dabble

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Daemonic Labs, a fledgling San Francisco startup with offices in Argentina, is today launching a new (and perhaps, yet another) location-based photo journaling service called Dabble at the DEMO conference in Silicon Valley. Daemonic Labs has been beta-testing its service with about 5,000 testers from around the world. It already...
Former Twitter VP launches location-based photo journal app called Dabble

RIM is opening its first Africa-based development centre, in an attempt to attract local developers

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Research in Motion (RIM) has announced that it will be opening its first development centre in Africa, based in Egypt’s Smart Village, just outside of Cairo, local daily Al Ahram reports. While BlackBerry lags in the smartphone department in the US, it continues to be a popular option in the...
RIM is opening its first Africa-based development centre, in an attempt to attract local developers

Mozilla in Mobile – the Web is the Platform

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This week we are in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress 2012, the mobile industry’s largest trade show. Our goal is to meet with industry operators, vendors and developers to further the cause of promoting an open, people-centric Web for consumers and developers across all devices and platforms. Today, we announced several...
Mozilla in Mobile – the Web is the Platform

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

Opera announces revamped Store, Mini Next and Mobile 12 at MWC (video)

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Opera's crying "mobile" and letting slip the dogs of browsing here at MWC 2012 with a slew of announcements to please serious web-users. Opera Mini and Opera Mobile 12 have been released today -- the former designed to run on Java-based feature phones, now includes deeper integration to Facebook...
Opera announces revamped Store, Mini Next and Mobile 12 at MWC (video)

5 Awesome Web apps for finding the perfect color scheme

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Color, one of the seven elements of art, is one of the most important aspects of any design. And since color has such a massive impact on your viewers, it’s important to know your theory. Warm colors give off a fiery message, while cool colors have a calming affect. Analogous color...
5 Awesome Web apps for finding the perfect color scheme

Twilio Calling: Cloud Telephony Startup Adds An Android SDK, Now Works On 75% Of All Smartphones

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Cloud-based telephony API startup Twilio has made significant inroads into VoIP and other carrier services like SMS by launching products that work on the web and in iOS apps, supporting 30,000 developers in the process. Today it’s widening that net considerably with the launch of a new Android client, the...
Twilio Calling: Cloud Telephony Startup Adds An Android SDK, Now Works On 75% Of All Smartphones
Mozilla shows off web apps accessing phone sensors with WebAPI

Why the New Chromebook Still Doesn't Cut It

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Can a computer that is slightly more expensive than others with the same components, doesn't run the software people are accustomed to, relies on users to store their personal treasures on someone else's cloud, and may or may not recognize the devices plugged into it, really find success? Are we...
Why the New Chromebook Still Doesn't Cut It
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