IFTTT, a service that lets you program various commands such as, “If the weather gets cold, then send me a text,” gets a first round of funding from well-known VC firm Andreessen-Horowitz.
Editor’s Pick Platform-as-a-Service is part of the booming cloud computing sector, one area of the cloud that some analysts and developers have overlooked. But recent research shows that PaaS is no longer the ugly duckling of the cloud industry — and that it’s ready to grow quite a bit during the next few years.
As far as user milestones go, 20,000 is usually nothing to boast about. But for the App.net, the little achievement means the company can reduce its prices.
LinkedIn has released upgraded developer tools to stimulate application development and supply its service with enough content to keep members continually engaged on its web and mobile platforms.
He’s about a week late, but Google’s Android head Andy Rubin has finally responded in a blog post to claims that the platform is becoming less open now that Google is reportedly exerting more control over how manufacturers use Android and is delaying the availability of Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” to smaller developers.
Marc Andreessen, the venture capitalist who also cofounded Netscape and Ning and serves on the board of Facebook, weighed in today on the Twitter platform debate with a position that probably won’t make Twitter developers happy.
Just as Captain Renault was “shocked, shocked” to find out that gambling was going on in Casablanca, I’m shocked, shocked to learn that Twitter is planning to take business away from its third-party developers. The Twitter platform was always about enriching Twitter and its investors. Why else bother?