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Install from web, Firefox OS apps level the playing field

Apps for for the new FirefoxOS are going to be loved by web designers. FirefoxOS apps are simply HTML5 apps–basically a mobile-optimised website that includes a manifest file. Firefox OS is will differentiate itself from other mobile platforms in a couple …

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GitHub creates website to help developers with licensing

Github created a website to help web, application, software and mobile developers open source licensing–ChooseALicense.com. The website outlines the differences between GPL, Apache, and MIT licenses issuing your software with no license at all. This licensing website is a solution to …

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Coupon-based web advertising now on Facebook

Facebook has begun trials of coupon-based advertising, which allows for a new way of targeting fans. The coupons can be posted on a brand’s Facebook Page wall and also appear on a user’s homepage feed as clickable ads. If a …

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Mobile App Analytics Updates By Google

There have been some recent improvements to the Google Analytics SDK. These improvements will strengthen capabilities for tracking mobile devices using GA. EasyTracking Library Updated Google Analytics SDK More open source samples The EasyTracking library is great for both iOS and Android mobile …

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To the death of Flash? Group dedicated to ending Flash web development

A group called Occupy Flash is trying to bring Flash to it’s end with expediency. Even though Adobe has severely crippled Flash’s potential with it’s recent decision to end work and support for mobile Flash. The web development platform was certainly doomed …

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Adobe to kill Flash for mobile

Adobe decided to cease the development of Flash Player for the browser for new mobile device configurations. This will take effect following the release of Flash Player 11.1 for Android and BlackBerry PlayBook. Adobe will continue to support developers using Flash …

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Android designers rejoice, Android now makes-up 45% of US smartphone users

Android designers have an expanding market share for their skill-sets. Comscore reported that more US smartphone users turned to Android in Q3 2011–some 44.8% of some 87 million users. Android’s market share climbed 10%, rising from 40.2 % in Q2 to 44.8% in …

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Can NYC become the next big tech hub?

Silicon Alley is just not enough. NYC wants more. The city has posted a tech competition for building a tech campus. The goal was to solicit plans and pick one in order to strengthen the city’s tech allure. The problem …

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Nintendo Wii to get Hulu plus media content by 2012

Nintendo announced that it’s 3DS handheld and Wii console will be able to access Hulu premium content by the end of 2011. This content includes a wealth of streaming television catalog content. Access is a vital issue for all major streaming media …

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How popular will QR codes be for malware developers?

QR codes are being popularized by companies all around the world, yet studies suggest that consumer usage isn’t so hot. According to a study by Toluna Quick, only 31% of UK users and consumers knew what QR codes were. Also in that …

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SSL for Google App Custom Domain Names

Google has promoted a new feature to developer testing: SSL for custom domains with Google Apps. The company is currently looking for trusted testers to help with two versions of the feature launch: Virtual IP (VIP) Server Name Indication (SNI) …

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Windows Phone Marketplace Web Store, The Latest Microsoft Family Member

Microsoft is pushing hard to catch up their mobile (smart phone) universe with the likes of the “big boys” — namely Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone. Their latest edition to the family is a big step in the right direction: …

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Google+ Hangouts API

A couple months ago, Google launched face-to-face-to-face communication in Google+ hangouts. The new component has been adopted for so many uses–from game shows to teaching seminars. Such real-time applications are gaining traction in the social media realm, and we expect …

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Oracle pushes high availability of MySQL for Windows and streamlines deployment

Oracle is helping to further improve MySQL’s capabilities for Windows. They introduced a new installer for the Windows platform that will help streamline deployment. This will radically reduce installation time. The MySQL Enterprise Edition offers a suite of tools that …

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Paid version of the Google Translate API for web developers

In May, Google deprecated their free translation API to the annoyance of many web developers. This past week, Google reinstated their translation API as a paid tool for businesses and web developers. The new and improved web translation API service …

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Microsoft pushes greater interoperability between Hadoop and MS SQL

Microsoft is pushing for greater interoperability between Hadoop and SQL Server. These new connectors show Microsoft’s commitment to the Hadoop open-source technology. These new connectors are: Hadoop connector for SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) The second connector helps move …

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WYSIWYG the Web

Adobe Systems is introducing a new application codenamed Muse. Built on its AIR platform, Muse lets users create and publish Web sites in the company’s InDesign or Illustrator software. Adobe promises it will simplify the process for designers. Adobe says …

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App Engine 1.5.1 release with ProtoRPC Python API

Google launched the App Engine release 1.5.1 this week. The release includes ProtoRPC as a Python API, which allows for the High Replication Datastore (HRD) available in the SDK. New updates include: Geolocation Header: The App Engine will now include …

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Google to e-localize the mobile news

Google is adding a feature called “News near you,” which highlights news articles from your local area. The new feature works with Google’s mobile version of News for the U.S. English edition. Local-news has already been introduced to the regular …

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App Stores Face Competition From Mobile Sites

Over 350,000 apps are available on Apple’s app store for iPhone and iPod Touch. Around 65,000 apps are available for the iPad tablet device. Google’s Android is closing in on Apple’s mobile market figures, as the Android market presents a …

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