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Microsoft is giving a sneak preview of its upcoming Windows Store, which will be part of Windows 8. Developers will be able to earn up to 80% revenue share on apps sold through the platform. It starts at 70% for new apps, and jumps to 80% once the app makes $25,000. The individual registration fee is $49 ($99 for companies). …
UPDATE: Apple has quietly launched iTunes Match. The new version of iTunes provides support for the service – and you can download it here. Although it might be smart to wait a few hours, as the service is already oversubscribed. It appears that we are getting closer to the official launch of the iTunes Match service, as Apple has just …
Earlier this week, reports emerged that Apple was testing the currently iPhone 4S-exclusive Siri on other devices – mainly the iPhone 4. The report suggested that Apple could be bringing the voice assistant program to older devices – possibly even the 3GS or iPad. Here’s what that rumor purported: Currently, it only runs on the iPhone 4S, but Apple has …
Google announced it will be providing a great deal of Google I/O content live, streaming on the web this year. They will provide keynotes, sessions, and Developer Sandbox content. You can find this stuff at Google I/O Live. Here’s exactly what will be offered, according to Google’s blog: Watch livestream video feeds from our two largest session rooms from 9:00 …
At the MIX10 conference, Microsoft released its platform and free tools to app developers and told them to get started. A year later, Windows Phone 7 Director Brandon Watson seems quite excited about some statistics detailed at the Windows Developer Blog. When considering the various measures of progress over the last year, we tend to focus on the third party …
A new Best Buy commercial for its “Buy Back” program features consumers getting confused, frustrated, and angry as their new gadgets are quickly made obsolete. To ensure something similar doesn’t happen to Android developers, Google’s released an anti-fragmentation library. Developing an Android app wasn’t that complicated in the beginning. There were just one or two versions of Android to deal …
Developers with any amount of ability when it comes to creating Android apps may want to start thinking about how to bring PayPal into the equation. Today, the third PayPal X Developer Challenge kicked off, and PayPal’s established some significant cash prizes for the top three participants.
Games make people happy. They also, as anyone who’s seen a guy glued to a controller or a mob the morning of a major release can attest, make people willing to sacrifice lots of time and money. Google may be onto something, then, as the search giant today launched a site called Google Game Developer Central.
Last month, Yahoo announced pricing info and search advertising/branding policies for the upcoming version of Yahoo Search BOSS, which is expected to be released this summer. Now, the company has released the technical documentation for developers.
The Federal Communications Commission has announced a challenge for software developers to create apps that help people monitor Internet openness.
The FCC says its Open Internet Challenge is about the development of apps that provide users with information about the extent to which their fixed or mobile broadband Internet services are consistent with the open Internet. These software tools could, for example, detect whether a broadband provider is interfering with DNS responses, application packet headers, or content.
Apple announced that its Mac App Store will officially open on January 6 (a Thursday). With this, Apple hopes to capitalize on the success it’s had with its App store for iPhone and iPad apps for its older Mac brand.
Right away, the store will be available in 90 countries, and will feature paid and free apps in a variety of categories like Games, Productivity, Education, Graphics & Design, Lifestyle, and Utilities.
Earlier this year Google made an unexpected move when it announced it would shut down Google Wave as a standalone product. Since then, despite a lack of mainstream use, it has become clear that Google Wave has a loyal fan base, and Google has made efforts to open source much of the code behind Wave.
Both in terms of holding a person’s interest and making sure he (or she) does things right, allowing an individual to spend hours alone, staring at a computer screen, is not always the best way to handle a situation. So to better engage with developers, Google’s introducing Advocate Bios and Developer Events pages.
Developers with an interest in Google TV might want to start clearing space in their dens for a set-top unit. Google’s announced that it intends to give away a whopping 10,000 Logitech Revue devices in order to spur interest in the Google TV ecosystem.
We should note that Google’s not just trying to get apps built; this promotion is designed more to encourage the optimization (or creation) of websites for Google TV users.
Adobe’s mobile plans are not just about Flash. The company announced an upgrade to its Scene7 offering, which has implications for both marketers and mobile developers.
Scene7 is a rich media service that lets retailers create an online catalog with video and 3D modeling (among other things). The new version includes support for mobile sites and apps, and provides expanded offerings for delivering content across mobile devices including iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android.
Nokia has announced a new family of smartphones powered by the new Symbian platform. The devices are integrated with enhanced Ovi services and apps. They are the Nokia E7, the Nokia C7 and the Nokia C6.
The latest version of Symbian comes with over 250 new features such as HDMI support, multiple personalized home screens, multipoint touch, multitasking and "turbo charged" graphics.
Yahoo and Microsoft announced the beginning of the transition of organic search results today, but since the original announcement of the deal, it has been unclear what would happen to the Yahoo Search BOSS and SearchMonkey tools. That is because Yahoo had yet to make up its mind.
Yahoo’s mind has now been made up. BOSS will carry on, and SearchMonkey won’t.
Microsoft announced that that it is phasing out version 1.1 of the Bing Search API. This comes as no surprise, as version 2.0 was launched over a year ago.
Version 1.1 will no longer be supported as of November 1, 2010. Webmasters and developers still using the version 1.1 API will need to migrate over to version 2.0 by then. "In addition to the improved features, a single Bing Search API means streamlined maintenance, updates and support," a representative for Bing tells WebProNews.