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Tech

Google reveals Android O is named Oreo, begins rollout to Nexus and Pixel devices

Timed with the total solar eclipse today, Google revealed Android O stands for Android 8.0 Oreo . The next version of Google’s mobile operating system and the successor to Android Nougat not only got its name today, but Google also pushed the latest source code to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP ). As for…

Cloud

Serverless launches open source Event Gateway to tie cloud functions together

EXCLUSIVE: There’s a new open source tool in town for tying different event-driven functions together. Serverless, a startup that builds tools for building applications without having to worry about underlying infrastructure, announced a new Event Gateway project today that provides developers with a platform-agnostic tool for passing events from one program to another. Event Gateway…

Culture & Gaming

GameCredits takes on Apple and Google with its blockchain-based app store

Cryptocurrency has the potential to disrupt many industries, and a startup called GameCredits hopes to use it to disrupt the mobile app store duopoly of Apple and Google. Its motto is “In games we trust.” GameCredits is creating a blockchain-based app store that will be an alternative place where mobile game developers can sell their…

Cloud

HashiCorp and Microsoft team up on Terraform infrastructure provisioning

EXCLUSIVE: HashiCorp and Microsoft announced today that the two organizations will be working together on integrating the popular Terraform infrastructure management software with the Azure cloud platform. It’s a move by Microsoft that could help with adoption of its cloud platform, especially by enterprises that are the bread and butter of the tech giant’s customer…

Cloud

Microsoft announces serverless event routing service to connect applications

Microsoft has made another move to capitalize on the burgeoning trend of serverless computing, with the announcement of a new cloud service designed to help companies build applications that act in response to events. Called Event Grid, the new service provides a tool that facilitates the passing of event data between applications and allows those…

Tech

Amazon will pay developers with the most engaging Alexa skills

Amazon today announced a new program  to bring revenue to developers of Alexa skills based on how much engagement their voice app is able to generate among users of Alexa-enabled devices. Amazon appears to be the first of the major tech companies with AI assistants and third-party integrations — like Google, Samsung, Apple, and Microsoft…

Cloud

GitHub’s new embedded code snippets make it easier to reference specific lines of code

Coding can be a solitary process at times, but on larger projects collaboration is often the key to success. That’s why code-hosting repository GitHub has announced a neat new tool designed to help developers reference specific pieces of code they’re working on with other members of the team. All you need to do is highlight…

Culture & Gaming

How TreasureHunt found mobile gaming gold with research and optimization

GUEST: The mobile game market is more competitive than ever — an average of 792 games are submitted to the iTunes App Store each day. Mobile game makers need a plan stronger than “hope.” At TreasureHunt, our Berlin-based interactive entertainment company, we focused heavily on pre-production surveys, integrated marketing with production from the get-go, and…

Tech

Microsoft acquires cloud startup Cycle Computing, will integrate HPC tech into Azure

Microsoft today announced it has acquired cloud orchestration startup Cycle Computing . The company said it plans to integrate the high-performance computing (HPC) technology into Azure. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Microsoft describes Cycle Computing as “a leader in cloud computing orchestration” that has “years of experience with the world’s largest supercomputers.”…

Cloud

Microsoft launches ASP.NET Core 2.0 and .NET Core 2.0, updates Visual Studio 2017 with support

Microsoft today announced the general availability of ASP.NET Core 2.0 and released .NET Core 2.0. The company also pushed out updates to its flagship integrated development environment (IDE): Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3 and Visual Studio 2017 for Mac version 7.1. You can download the latest SDK and tools for both ASP.NET Core 2.0 and…