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Samsung was not too happy with images leaked to the press, but the company ended up getting a huge boost of publicity leading up to the launch — and a nice 3 percent stock price boost.
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“At this point, we’re basically completely focused on being a mobile platform… That’s where all our energy is going,” said Facebook exec Mike Vernal.
“We have much more visibility and much more momentum” with the Facebook brand attached, said Parse CEO Ilya Sukhar. “We’re really happy with it.”
Mobile backend-as-a-service Parse is rolling out five new products today, all of them sure to be big hits with the developer community, from game devs to iPhone devs to analytics nerds and beyond.
“Parse is everywhere,” said Parse CPO James Yu. And for Parse, “everywhere” means a community of developers that’s growing by thousands every month.
Likening the backend-building process to spending a day at the Department of Motor Vehicles, Parse founder Ilya Sukhar said, “I could probably do better by replacing the DMV.”
Parse, a startup beloved by businesses, brands, and developers for making it blissfully easy to create a quality mobile app, just released a new open-source clone of Instagram.