Topic: twitter

IBM announces new cloud data services

IBM wants to help businesses get more value from their data, so it announced the IBM Insight Cloud Services today at its Insight conference in Las Vegas. The new cloud service is designed to provide better insights into complex datasets. “Insight Cloud Services help clients create actionable insights from the noisy reality of the world,” … continue reading

Twitter joins viral organization to fight cybersecurity bill

A group of tech companies are banding together to become Fight for the Future, an organization dedicated to giving everyone access to the Internet’s resources and fighting against CISA, a controversial cybersecurity bill. The coalition announced that Google has joined in the fight to stop the bill, which could reach the Senate as early as … continue reading

SD Times Blog: A deflation, not a burst

I had a high C-level in the valley tell me, during a heated interview a few weeks back, that he didn’t fear anyone coming after his products with huge swarms of developers. Rather, he feared teams of three to 10 people. It’s a sentiment I heard years ago, while interviewing Verizon’s CIO. His internal software … continue reading

Elektrobit to develop AR software, Twitter layoffs, and IE critical security update—SD Times news digest: Oct. 14, 2015

Continental announced today that Elektrobit (EB) will build AR Creator, software that it said will enable augmented reality solutions to make driving safer and more enjoyable. Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and goods, and EB is a global supplier of embedded solutions, cloud computing and services in the automotive industry. Continental is now … continue reading

Twitter turns to developers for help

Twitter wants to reengage with third-party developers to help advance the social network. In the past, the company has been known to reject help from developers by restricting their access to its API, Business Insider reported. But according to Evan Williams, cofounder of Twitter, the company is reevaluating its relationship with developers. He cited the … continue reading

A 2015 State of the Apps survey, Kim Dotcom’s encrypted MEGAchat, and BlackBerry calls for app neutrality—SD Times news digest: Jan. 22, 2015

Mobile advertising marketplace Millennial Media has released its State of the Apps 2015 Industry Snapshot, which found that app monetization and programmatic availability as the most prevalent goals for app developers and publishers. The report, which surveyed 351 application developers and publishers from September through November of 2014, found that developers aim to design for … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Deeplink.NYC envisions a more intuitive app experience

Deep links are a way to realize the full potential of user experience and mobile commerce through intuitive app connections. It’s a rapidly developing space, with startups like URX and Deeplink as well as tech giants like Google and Facebook going all in for the future of mobile. In a trendy little event space in … continue reading

Top 5 projects trending on GitHub this week

#1. Corefx Corefx is a repository for the recently open-sourced .NET Core, featuring the foundational libraries that make it up. According to the project page, the repository doesn’t currently contain the entire set, but it does include immutable collections, an ECMA-335 metadata reader, SIMD-enabled vector types, and XML. More information about .NET Core is available … continue reading

Deep linking: The foundation for a new mobile Web

A mobile user clicks a link in a smartphone app. Another app automatically opens inside the first to the exact page the user was looking for. When that happens, the user doesn’t question how she or he got there. It just works. Behind those responsive intra-app connections are mobile deep links, the hidden underlying mechanisms … continue reading

Twitter announces new mobile developer toolkit, Fabric

Twitter is trying to win over mobile app developers with a new set of tools the company announced today at its first mobile developer conference, Twitter Flight. “We are so delighted to have you with us as we unveil what we believe is the future of mobile app development. A future that is built upon … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Oct. 3, 2014—MIT’s Laboratory of Social Machines, and Microsoft’s Elastic Scale preview

Twitter invests in MIT laboratory Twitter is giving the MIT Media Lab US$10 million to create the Laboratory for Social Machines (LSM). The laboratory is a part of a five-year initiative to develop new technologies based on semantic and social patterns across mass media, social media, data streams and digital content. The LSM will explore … continue reading

Scaling Android Development: The evolution of a Twitter app

In January 2012, three Twitter engineers were in charge of writing and maintaining the entire codebase for Android. New versions of the app were released every two to three months. Twitter’s mobile development needed to scale way up, and to do that the social networking company needed not only to restructure its development team, but … continue reading

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