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Open Source Should Thank These Five Companies

You may not use LinkedIn, but if you’ve ever visited Wikipedia, Tumblr, or Twitter—or done anything while using the Mozilla Firefox browser—you’ve benefited from LinkedIn’s code.<p>LinkedIn engineers developed and continue to steward the Apache Kafka messaging program, which just so happens to apply …

HTML5 Catches Up To Apple

As Apple’s market share slips to Google’s surging little green robot, developers are increasingly turning to HTML5 as a way to embrace both iOS and Android.<p>According to Vision Mobile’s latest Developer Economics report, Apple’s developer mindshare has slipped to 52% (from 56% in January 2013) while …

Hoist handles the mundane tasks so developers can concentrate on building great Web apps

Hoist, a New Zealand based startup that offers a set of tools to empower developers to build great apps, launched to all today following the end of a three-month closed-beta period.<p>The company aims to take the hassle out of the many mundane tasks that developers have to perform everyday, such as …

Can India Create A $100B Software Products Industry?

So far, India’s over $100 billion IT industry has been built mostly on software services and back office projects delivered by TCS, Infosys and Wipro for the likes of Citibank and GE, who have been outsourcing non-core work to save costs over the last two decades.<p>Now, the newly formed software …

Could Google Maps Help End Poverty?

Last year in the Indian city of Chennai, more than half a million people suddenly appeared from out of nowhere. These men, women and children weren’t rural migrants who had just moved to the city. Neither were they incomers from somewhere else in the world. They were slum dwellers who had lived in …

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Here are Facebook’s 9 top open-source projects from 2013

Facebook and open-source software go together like Jay-Z and Beyoncé — you just can’t have one without the other.<p>And if Blue Ivy is the product of the latter union, then we must draw parallels between that royal child and Facebook’s React, Rebound, HipHop, and other open-source babies.<p>As Facebook …

Deck, A Cloud-Based Presentation App From India, Raises $600K From Qualcomm, Hotmail Co-Founder

Deck, a mobile-first app that lets users create presentations on the go, has raised a $600,000 seed round from Qualcomm Ventures and angel investors led by Sabeer Bhatia, the Hotmail co-founder. The Bangalore-based startup of the same name says it will be using the funds to hire people — it’s …

Android vs. iOS Development: Fight!

The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android’s market share exceeds 80%. But never mind the managers and non-technical founders: what do <i>developers! developers!</i> think of that divide? Whoever makes life easier for them gains a sizable edge.<p>And by …

Don’t get fired: Simplilearn helps you keep your professional skills up-to-date (exclusive)

Blink. You missed it. Your skill set may now be obsolete.<p>Simplilearn wants to help employees keep up with the fast-moving, competitive professional world. The online training and certification provider released a mobile application today and announced a partnership with Udemy.<p>Simplilearn claims to …

Teens Are Deserting Facebook, And They're Heading To Places Where Their Parents Can't Find Them

Their gradual exodus to messaging apps such as WhatsApp, WeChat and KakaoTalk boils down to Facebook becoming a victim of its own success. The road to gaining nearly 1.2 billion monthly active users has seen the mums, dads, aunts and uncles of the generation who pioneered Facebook join it too, …

This 23-year-old’s open-source project, a server running on Raspberry Pi, gives the middle finger to Google

For most of us, Google shutting down Reader was annoying. For Jacob Cook, it was a call to arms.<p>He’s now building an operating system that anyone can use to replace all of the services that Google provides — or any other cloud company, for that matter. Email, chat, file sharing, web hosting: With …

Futurelytics Gets $800K From Index And More So That Small Enterprises Can Access Big Data, Too

Big data analytics has given large enterprises a way of analysing historical and real-time data to monitor their business’ performance, and to better predict what might happen next. Now, a startup out of central Europe called Futurelytics is hoping to be one of the leaders in the third piece of the …

What You Need To Know About Node.js

Node.js, a framework that’s been around since 2009, is making a big impact in web programming circles.<p>With disciples in Microsoft, Yahoo, LinkedIn and PayPal, developers have not only heard of the merits of Node.js, but they’re either using or learning it now.<p>Consumers may have heard that Node.js …

Nine Questions for Andy Jassy, Head of Amazon Web Services

It’s pretty clear that this cloud computing thing that has so rocked the world of enterprise IT is here to stay, and no one has had more to do with …

An App “Middle Class” Continues To Grow: Independently Owned Apps With A Million-Plus Users Up 121% Over Past 18 Months

It may be getting harder for mobile developers to break into the top charts in the various app stores, but there is a healthy and growing “middle class” app economy, according to new data released by analytics firm Flurry this morning. The company reports seeing 357% growth over the past 18 months …

5 Key Attributes to Look For in the Perfect Startup Hire

<i>Josh Tolan is the CEO of Spark Hire, a video powered hiring network that connects job seekers and employers through video resumes and online interviews. Connect with him and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter.</i><p>Hiring for a startup is much different than hiring for a large company or a …

Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …