software development

  • Software Development Toolkit Integration Service Nets TaskTop $11 Million

    Software Development Toolkit Integration Service Nets TaskTop $11 Million

    TaskTop has raised $11 million to expand sales and marketing for its software development toolkit integration technology. The company, with offices in Vancouver, B.C. and Austin, was bootstrapped for its first seven-and-a-half years before taking on this first round of outside capital co-led by the Texas-based Austin Ventures and Canadian investment firm Yaletown Venture… Read More

  • Microsoft Will Soon Start Charging $40/Month And Up For Its Bing Search API

    Microsoft Will Soon Start Charging $40/Month And Up For Its Bing Search API

    Ever since Microsoft launched the Bing API, this service was available for free to developers who wanted to use data from the company’s search engine in their own products. Today, however, Microsoft announced that it will soon start charging for access to the Bing Search API. The subscription price will start at around $40 per month and will include 20,000¬†queries. As part of this… Read More

  • Nokia: Open source developers need to embrace DRM

    Nokia: Open source developers need to embrace DRM

    According to BusinessWeek, Nokia’s Dr. Ari Jaaski told a group of open source developers on Tuesday that they need to “obey” certain business rules, such as DRM, intellectual property rights, SIM locking, and subsidized business models. Last time I checked, open source developers generally write applications that fulfill a need that’s otherwise gone unfulfilled… Read More

  • Free iPhone apps might be easier than for-pay apps

    Free iPhone apps might be easier than for-pay apps

    Electronista’s gotten word that applications developed for the iPhone for free might not get the same review process as for-pay apps. In fact, there may be no review process at all for such apps. Applications that are developed with profit in mind must first clear Apple’s review process for inclusion into iTunes and then subjected to a profit-sharing model wherein Apple will take… Read More

  • Scoble not too hot on Android

    Scoble not too hot on Android

    Not too long after Google’s announcement of $10-million worth of prize money to Android application developers, Robert Scoble has weighed in with a few reasons (seven) why he’s not too keen on the whole deal. He cites the prize money as the very reason that the developer API is "uninspired" comparing the fact that iPhone developers don’t even have an SDK and… Read More