Richard, Jason and Rich were all at Uplinq. This was the first year that Qualcomm has taken its Developer Conference on the road from home town San Diego. The venue change certainly didn’t appear to adversely effect attendance, with well over 1,000 registrations.
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Richard attended the inaugural meeting of the fledgling Developer Program Managers Association yesterday.
The event was well attended and included representatives from Avaya, Cisco, Verizon, Macy’s and Facebook. Amongst other aims to be shared soon, the Association intends to create a platform for professionals involved in developer program management to… Read More
Richard was at the Native Summit in London last week. The event was firmly aimed at native iOS, Android or Windows Phone developers. Little surprise then that the representatives speaking on behalf of each platform were all critical of the rising number of cross platform tools available to developers.
Google is set to pay out at least $19 million following a formal complaint made by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
The problem of children making in-app purchases, without the consent of their parents, is something that Apple have already had to face. Back in January, they had to pay… Read More
Microsoft has really tightened up its verification process for apps published to the Windows store. The change in policy has seen the removal of over 1,500 apps dubbed to be fraudulent or misleading.
This is in response to complaints that it is often hard to differentiate between legitimate apps and… Read More
Amazon are gearing up to go head-to-head with Google in the realm of online advertising, with the launch of their new “Amazon Sponsored Links” platform.
This new platform, set to launch later this year, could allow Amazon to target links based on their customers’ shopping habits and interests. The fallout… Read More
The potential of “smart homes” is certainly an area not being overlooked by Samsung with their reported $200 million purchase of SmartThings.
SmartThings started life as a Kickstarter project back in 2012. The aim was to create a way for people to monitor their homes through one mobile application. The… Read More
Blackberry announced during their First quarter earnings report the launch of their newest phone, the BlackBerry Passport due out in September.
With an eye-catching 4.5″ HD screen offering users an enhanced viewing experience due to its wide-square dimensions, the BlackBerry passport will be sure to make it’s presence known… Read More
Samsung announced today, that they will be partnering with Barnes& Noble to develop a new line of Nook-branded tablets. The major bookseller first announced its intentions to bring on a hardware partner last year after revealing to shareholders that Nook Media sales were in decline. This will mean that… Read More
Treehouse today introduced a new initiative called “code-to-work,” which teaches coders the job skills necessary to steer through the world of software engineering. The company was launched in November 2011 and offers courses in web design, iOS, Android, Ruby on Rails and PHP.
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The long rumoured deal between Apple and Beats Music was finally confirmed today at an initial cost of $2.6bn, with around $400m being invested over the coming years.
Apple’s acquisition of Beats Music, includes the subscription music streaming service and the headphones division named Beats headphones, this will see… Read More