All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘developers’

Calling All Ladies: Hack Away At LinkedIn’s DevelopHer Hackday

One of the major problems facing the technology industry today is a lack of women. Every position from management to the coders are predominantly male and that’s a problem. All the lady geeks I know are fantastic at what they do and bring a vibrancy to their work that I just don’t see often enough in men. That’s why it’s …

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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 smartphones and tablets about what is on the TV screen. The best use of the technology that has been shown …

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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 more than 600 apps, including expected favorites like Draw Something, Pinterest and Nike+ GPS. As of right now, Pinterest is …

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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, and Android sometime in the next few weeks. According to a source quoted by Business Insider, that time has come. …

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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 payments, they said. To that effect, Facebook announced that they were working to make payments flow better from mobiel web …

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Facebook And Zynga Might Be Getting A Little Too Close

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 of this is to say that Facebook is the one playing favorites while Zynga’s head is slowly inflating. That’s at …

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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.

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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 site, sometimes you want to encourage a simple endorsement (like +1). Other times, however, you want to help visitors share …

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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 your page is usually the best first step to making your pages faster; We reviewed some specific techniques for reducing …

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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 data when upgrading or redesigning a site, or migrating to a site/new content management system. While the examples used here …

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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 are driving the digital music industry forward,” the company tells WebProNews. “They increase accessibility and variety of content available to …

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Project Glass Engineer Teaches You How To Program Driverless Cars

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 signed the initial announcement post for Project Glass on Google+. It just so happens that he is also involved with …

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