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Microsoft Developers Can Now Access the SmartGlass SDK Microsoft Developers Can Now Access the SmartGlass SDK

Microsoft’s new SmartGlass technology was met with a collective “meh” at the company’s big E3 press conference. The technology is what Microsoft hopes will make the Xbox the heart of customers’ media center. It works to display relevant information on …

Facebook App Center Now Live For U.S. Users Facebook App Center Now Live For U.S. Users

As expected, Facebook officially launched their new App Center to the public on Thursday evening. The App Center is billed as the premier place to find Facebook-connected social apps for both mobile and the web. Facebook’s App Center launches with …

Facebook App Center Launching Any Time Now [REPORT] Facebook App Center Launching Any Time Now [REPORT]

Early last month Facebook announced the App Center which, unsurprisingly, mirrors various other app hubs out there by allowing users to find and download apps. At the time, Facebook said that the App Center would launch on the Web, iOS, …

Facebook Turns Mobile Web App Payments Into Two-Step Process Facebook Turns Mobile Web App Payments Into Two-Step Process

Back at the Mobile World congress in February, Facebook said that they were working to better monetize mobile users and help developers build on the mobile web. One of the arenas that make developing on the mobile web difficult involve …

Facebook And Zynga Might Be Getting A Little Too Close Facebook And Zynga Might Be Getting A Little Too Close
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Playing favorites is one of those things that just doesn’t sit well with me. It’s unfair to everybody else and the person being pandered to usually ends up with an inflated ego that’s going to pop sooner than later. All …

Mobile Privacy: Who’s Responsible for the Concerns? Mobile Privacy: Who’s Responsible for the Concerns?

As smartphones become more prevalent, mobile privacy issues also become much more of a concern. The root of the issue is with the user data that the apps collect. Consumers obviously want a great user experience, but they also want their data – personal information- respected, which makes for a challenging situation.

Google Launches New Google+ Share Button Google Launches New Google+ Share Button

Google has just unveiled an all new Google+ share button that will hopefully help visitors to your site go beyond a simple “+1″ of your content. Via the Google+ Developers blog: When your visitors come across something interesting on your …

Leverage Browser Strengths For A Faster Site Leverage Browser Strengths For A Faster Site

We recently talked about reducing HTTP requests. Here’s a quick recap: Slow web pages impede your website’s goals; 90% of a typical web page’s slowness happens after the HTML has been downloaded; Reducing the number of HTTP requests triggered by …

Nine Analytics Tips to a Hassle-Free Site Migration Nine Analytics Tips to a Hassle-Free Site Migration

Many site owners and marketing managers experience data loss and lose visibility into their marketing activities and site performance which potentially could negatively impact the bottom line. This article examines practical steps to maintain and improve the quality of your …

New Echo Nest Partnerships Should Cater To More Awesome Music Apps New Echo Nest Partnerships Should Cater To More Awesome Music Apps

The Echo Nest is partnering with JamBase and SongMeanings to give developers more data for their music apps. The former will provide concert and tour schedule data, while the latter will provide song lyrics and lyric interpretation. “Partnerships like these …

Project Glass Engineer Teaches You How To Program Driverless Cars Project Glass Engineer Teaches You How To Program Driverless Cars
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Sebastian Thrun is a Google Fellow and VP, a Stanford Professor, and the co-founder fo Udacity.com. He’s also on the Project Glass team, which last week, unveiled the much talked about Google glasses. He was one of the names that …

Project Glass: Could Google’s Glasses Appear At Google I/O? Project Glass: Could Google’s Glasses Appear At Google I/O?

Google I/O is coming in June. This is the company’s big, annual developer event, where new developer products and APIs are often revealed, and Google gets to work directly with developers to help foster creativity on its platforms. It sounds …

The Echo Nest: Where Big Data Is Taking the Music Industry The Echo Nest: Where Big Data Is Taking the Music Industry

A trend known as “big data” is hitting the tech industry as consumers are sharing more and more data about themselves online through social networks, blogs, and more. The term has been given to the continually growing data sets that …

Developers Prefer Google Over Facebook … Do You? Developers Prefer Google Over Facebook … Do You?
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With Facebook’s nearly 900 million users and over 425 million mobile, it seems pretty clear that it would be the leader in social mobile development, right? Wrong. A new study from Appcelerator and the International Data Corporation (IDC) found that developers are more interested in Google than Facebook.

Face.com Aims To Make Fake IDs Useless With Age Detection in API Face.com Aims To Make Fake IDs Useless With Age Detection in API
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Face.com is adding age detection to its API. This news was delivered to us in an email with the subject, “Fake ID’s useless thanks to Face.com (college Freshmen mourn).” “Yep, no more lying about your age,” a spokesperson tells us. …

Spotify, Echo Nest APIs Get Integration To Make Apps More Dev-Friendly Spotify, Echo Nest APIs Get Integration To Make Apps More Dev-Friendly

Spotify and The Echo Nest have a new API integration. Sure, there were plenty of app integrations between the two before, but now a combined API offering should make things easier on developers. “Integrating Spotify’s artist and song IDs creates …

Facebook Updating Their Location API Facebook Updating Their Location API

As is the case each week, Facebook updates developers on the changes coming to the platform in “Operation Developer Love.” Sometimes the updates are scarce, but sometimes there is some big news to be had in this update. This week …

Google I/O Registration Kicks Off March 27th Google I/O Registration Kicks Off March 27th

Google’s I/O developers conference will take place on June 27th – 29th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The annual gathering is where Google say you can come to “learn to latest web, mobile, and social breakthrough and meet …

Google +1 Button Gets A New Look To Match Google+ Scheme Google +1 Button Gets A New Look To Match Google+ Scheme
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The Google +1 buttons are getting a simple makeover to match the red and white digs of the Google+ scheme. According to an update on the Google+ Developers blog, the new +1 look will be visible to the Google+ Platform …

Google Talks Gaming Efforts, Presence At GDC 2012
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Google is at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), and Google+ Engineering Director David Glazer is talking about the company’s efforts in gaming on the Google Developers Blog. Google is working closely with all browser vendors to “improve the web’s capabilities …

Android Design Releases Stencils Android Design Releases Stencils
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The Latest news from the Android developers blog is the recent release of stencils for Android Design. According to Android designer Alex Faaborg, it was “by far the number one request we received.”: When we initially released Android Design, by …