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  • Google Acquires Mobile App Prototyping Tool Pixate

    Google Acquires Mobile App Prototyping Tool Pixate

    Google has acquired mobile app prototyping tool Pixate today, both companies have confirmed. Pixate had raised $3.8M from Accel Partners in 2013. It had popped out of the Y-Combinator oven previously (YC S12). Here’s what the Pixate CEO Paul Colton shared on their blog about the move today: Today, I am very proud to announce that Pixate has joined Google’s design team. Pixate… Read More

  • ClubHouse Is Like Salesforce For The Engineering Team

    ClubHouse Is Like Salesforce For The Engineering Team

    In this day and age, the entrepreneurial spirit has been awakened in even those that can’t build software, which can make the engineering team a slightly mysterious entity. ClubHouse, founded by Kurt Schrader and Andrew Childs formerly of Intent Media, aims to bring more transparency and predictive models to the process of engineering. The company has raised $2 million in seed thus far. Read More

  • As Kubernetes Hits 1.0, Google Donates Technology To Newly Formed Cloud Native Computing Foundation

    As Kubernetes Hits 1.0, Google Donates Technology To Newly Formed Cloud Native Computing Foundation

    Kubernetes, the open-source container management tool Google launched last February, hit version 1.0 today. With this update, Google now considers Kubernetes ready for production. What’s more important, though, Google is also ceding control over Kubernetes and is donating it to a newly formed foundation — the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) that will be run by the… Read More

  • CoreOS Launches Preview Of Tectonic, Its Commercial Kubernetes Platform

    CoreOS Launches Preview Of Tectonic, Its Commercial Kubernetes Platform

    Earlier this year, CoreOS announced Tectonic, its commercial distribution that combines the CoreOS operating system with Kubernetes, Google’s container management and orchestration tool. Today, as Kubernetes hits 1.0, the company launched the first preview of this new service. Tectonic subscribers will get 24×7 support for the whole stack, which, among other things, includes… Read More

  • Microsoft Launches Visual Studio 2015

    Microsoft Launches Visual Studio 2015

    After a year of previews and one release candidate, Microsoft today officially launched the latest version of its Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) together with an update to its .NET framework. Read More

  • The Rise Of Female Hackers For Good Crunch Network

    The Rise Of Female Hackers For Good

    On May 23, 2015, hackers from 19 countries gathered online and in person for Femhack, a grassroots international feminist hackathon inspired by the life and work of Sabeen Mahmud. Passionate about civic technology, Mahmud started Pakistan’s first hackathon. Her efforts were not without controversy, and Mahmud paid for her activism with her life in April 2015. Read More

  • Google Signs On As OpenStack Sponsor, Will Contribute Container Tech

    Google Signs On As OpenStack Sponsor, Will Contribute Container Tech

    Google is joining the OpenStack Foundation as the open source project’s newest corporate sponsor, the two organizations announced today. Google, which has informally collaborated with OpenStack on a number of projects like the Murano application catalog and in the Magnum container orchestration service in the past, will contribute engineering resources to the project. Read More

  • Microsoft Drops Another Windows 10 Build, Promises Continued Updates Through Launch

    Microsoft Drops Another Windows 10 Build, Promises Continued Updates Through Launch

    Microsoft dropped a new Windows 10 build for all its testers today. The new code, build 10240, is the same version that was rumored this morning to be the build that Microsoft will release to OEMs. In a comment to TechCrunch, Microsoft managed to not deny the rumor, while using a bundle of words to say very little. Read More

  • Windows 10 Is Reportedly Done

    Windows 10 Is Reportedly Done

    According to The Verge’s Tom Warren, Windows 10 is done, having reached RTM status with build number 10240. The timing is not surprising. Microsoft will release Windows 10 to its testing community on July 29, followed by volume partners and, after, the general public through an update process. RTM builds, in contrast, are designed for equipment manufacturers, who need the code ahead of… Read More

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