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November 30, 2012
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  • RIM dangles developer incentives to get BlackBerry 10 apps
    Research In Motion is stepping up its game to get developers to create or port applications for the forthcoming BlackBerry 10 smartphone, Natasha Lomas writes. In particular, it is providing a number of incentives to Titanium developers using the Appcelerator platform such as one free year of Appcelerator Cloud Services and Analytics, she notes. TechCrunch (11/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Developer Economics 
  • Apptopia offers developers a way to hand off their apps for cash
    The Apptopia application marketplace could be a consideration for developers who have found a good-sized audience, but one not so large to inspire further venture capitalization, Liz Gannes writes. A simple app for drawing pictures and sending them around, DrawChat, auctioned for $15,010 on Apptopia for incorporation into OneLouder's Powow, pleasing DrawChat's developers. All Things D (11/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • GREE backs 4 game developers in partnership deal
    Mobile social games company GREE will partner with Brainz (Vampire Season-Monster Defense), Pangalore (Knightly Adventure), Sun Dried Games (Good Robot Bad Robot) and Vast Studios (Shattered Minds) to share their best practices and develop applications for GREE's ecosystem. GREE recently embraced HTML5-based apps and signed deals with SingTel and Yahoo Japan. TheNextWeb.com (11/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Regulation & Policy 
  • EU will stand with U.S. against taxing, regulation of Internet
    European Union countries are aligning with the U.S. against a proposal from Russia and Middle East and African countries that would impose a tax and sweeping regulations on the Internet. The Russian position of taxing companies such as Google and Yahoo, and allowing governments to trace traffic flow, is said to be backed in part by China as well. "The EU believes that there is no justification for such proposals," says Neelie Kroes, commissioner of European Internet policies. Reuters (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry Spotlight 
  • App helps visitors navigate Arlington National Cemetery
    A mobile application called ANC Explorer helps visitors sort through information on graves at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, including by name, date of birth and date of death, and to get graves' locations. The app also offers photos of headstones, maps routes through the cemetery and identifies nearby points of interest. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief."
--William Shakespeare,
British playwright


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