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  • VCs Are Ripe For Smart Alternatives To Fund App Growth

    VCs Are Ripe For Smart Alternatives To Fund App Growth

    With 1,600+ apps making their debuts in the app stores daily, the pressure is on app developers to stand out from the crowd and acquire users at scale. However, app developers aren’t the only ones feeling the strain. The tremendous growth of the global app economy — powered by more than 2.5 million apps in the App Store and Google Play combined — is also stretching… Read More

  • Update: Microsoft’s Build 2015 Developer Conference Sold Out In Less Than An Hour

    Update: Microsoft’s Build 2015 Developer Conference Sold Out In Less Than An Hour

    Microsoft’s annual Build developer conference is happening in San Francisco from April 29 to May 1 this year. If you’re eager to learn more about developing for Windows 10, DirectX 12 and (maybe) HoloLens, you can now register for the event. Read More

  • Microsoft Built A Holographic Headset Called HoloLens

    Microsoft Built A Holographic Headset Called HoloLens

    Today at its Windows 10 event, Microsoft riffed about holograms for a lengthy period. It then announced that it had build a holographic headset that appears to fuse the real world with the digital realm. Windows 10 will contain holographic capabilities in its every permutation, according to the firm. The headset is called the HoloLens. Microsoft promised that it would be released inside of… Read More

  • Here’s Where To Watch Microsoft’s Windows 10 Event

    Here’s Where To Watch Microsoft’s Windows 10 Event

    Microsoft is going to unveil the future of Windows today. But you can’t watch it on TechCrunch, because Microsoft isn’t letting anyone embed the stream, but you can watch it if you head here. The event is notable not merely because it will show off the consumer and mobile pieces of the Windows 10 project, but also because it is a slight against the recent CES conference —… Read More

  • Distelli Snags $2.8M To Build Deployment As A Service

    Distelli Snags $2.8M To Build Deployment As A Service

    Distelli, a startup that wants to simplify code deployment on servers by offering it as a cloud service, announced $2.8M in Series A funding today. Andreessen Horowitz led the round and general partner Scott Weiss (who founded IronPort) will join the Distelli Board of Directors as part of the deal. This is the first funding for the company, which has been bootstrapped to this point. Distelli… Read More

  • Inmarsat Courts Developers, Opens Its Satellite Broadband Platform To All

    Inmarsat Courts Developers, Opens Its Satellite Broadband Platform To All

    Inmarsat, the UK-based satellite company that provides voice and broadband services to users in the air and on land and sea, is today announcing that it will open its platform for all developers to access. The move is calculated to help the company expand its services beyond its traditional customer base — businesses and individuals in remote areas that terrestrial networks… Read More

  • Apple Cuts Off Developers In Crimea Following U.S. Sanctions

    Apple Cuts Off Developers In Crimea Following U.S. Sanctions

    Tensions between Russia and the U.S. over Crimea are spilling into the world of tech: developers are reporting that Apple is sending out notices of termination to people whose accounts are registered in Crimea, citing sanctions that the U.S. has ordered against the region as a response to Russia annexing it earlier in 2014. This means the developers cannot create nor publish apps… Read More

  • Facebook Open-Sources Some Of Its Deep-Learning Tools

    Facebook Open-Sources Some Of Its Deep-Learning Tools

    In the world of machine learning, the buzzword these days is “deep learning.” It’s a technique that has been a popularized by Geoff Hinton, who is now at Google and previously worked at Microsoft Research, as well as other computer science researchers like Yann LeCun who are looking for better ways to teach computers how to recognize objects and speech. Read More

  • Game Developers Report Growing Profits And Interest In Esports

    Game Developers Report Growing Profits And Interest In Esports

    The gaming industry appears to be in strong shape, according to a recent survey of 2,000 North American developers. The study, conducted by the Game Developers Conference, states that 41 percent of developers reported higher profits in 2014 than the year before. Only 9 percent indicated that their profits declined. The remaining developers were either flat, year-over-year, or unsure. Hiring… Read More

  • Monument Valley Team Reveals The Cost And Reward Of Making A Hit iOS Game

    Monument Valley Team Reveals The Cost And Reward Of Making A Hit iOS Game

    Games and the formula that leads to their success can be a bit of a mystery, perhaps more so on mobile. One of 2014’s big hits, both in terms of critical and audience success, was Monument Valley by ustwogames. The isometric 3D puzzler was breathtaking in terms of its visual design and had nice mechanics, and it managed to earn nearly $6 million in revenue from over 2.4 million… Read More

  • DigitalOcean Now Supports FreeBSD

    DigitalOcean Now Supports FreeBSD

    DigitalOcean, the fast-growing cloud-hosting service, today announced that it now supports FreeBSD. This marks the first time the company offers developers the option to run a non-Linux operating system on its servers. Read More

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