How Google plans to avoid Facebooks games ghetto with Google+

“We’ve seen communities ruined by games,” said Google+ engineering director David Glazer to a room full of app developers.”How do we find that balance between people who are interested in games…

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http://venturebeat.com/2012/02/09/google-games-ghetto/

Idea: Microsoft should bundle a Bluetooth keyboard with select Windows Phone 7 devices

Ive been thinking about the prospects of Microsofts Windows Phone platform and how it can compete with Apples iOS and Googles Android.

There are no doubts in my mind the Redmond giant is seriously committed to drive its mobile game forward but thus far they failed to reach the tipping point. Sure developers know Microsoft wont give up that easily and are porting their apps in volumes. However, at the moment not that many peop

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http://www.intomobile.com/2011/08/08/idea-microsoft-should-bundle-bluetooth-keyboard-select-windows-phone-7-devices/

China Builds And Tests Its Own Robot Car

The select global fleet of self-driving cars has a new Chinese addition, and the developers claim the intellectual property behind it was created entirely at a Chinese university.

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http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1064364_china-builds-and-tests-its-own-robot-car

Lodsys vs. Apple Devs: EFF helps us dig deeper

The developers targeted by Lodsys’s patent infringement accusations last week have been in a sleepless holding pattern, awaiting response from Apple before making their next moves.

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) staff attorney Julie Samuels says that Apple legal is likely hard at work reviewing the patent in question, however, and should be in touch soon. Though it’s very unlikely that Cupertino won’t offer assistance, devs will also be abl

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http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/17/lodsys-vs-apple-devs-eff-helps-us-dig-deeper/

New Apple App Rules Cause Ripples

With new rules governing how third parties sell digital content on Apple Inc.’s App Store likely to kick in over the next couple of months, developers are scrambling to deal with the fallout.

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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704681904576319552088421710.html

iOS developers see patent troll threat over in-app purchases

iPhone and iPad app developers faced an alarming trend Friday as at least two were sued by an unnamed patent firm.

The company claims that PCalc Lite developer James Thomson and Shanghai Mahjong creator Patrick McCarron were allegedly violating patents simply by using in-app purchases.

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http://www.electronista.com/articles/11/05/13/ios.devs.threatened.with.in.app.patent.lawsuits/

Best and worst Android apps for the Royal Wedding

Overall, the upcoming Royal Wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton doesn’t seem to be igniting the same degree of creative frenzy among Android developers as with their Apple iOS brethren.

Source:
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/042011-royal-wedding-android-apps.html

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