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Shopping via Mobile Apps Predicted to Drive Ecommerce
We Are Social's Digital in 2016 report illustrates how both mobile and social media will will be key drivers of ecommerce going forward.

Date: 2016-08-02

Twitter Creates Data Visualization App To Measure "Excitement"
"We used peak detection algorithm to detect spikes and snap goals to the closest spikes," explained Krist Wongsuphasawat (@kristw), a Twitter Data Scientist who works on data visualization at Twitter. "There are many ways we can measure "excitement". Using raw number of Tweets could be one way, but we chose to normalized the data such that each goal is measured as a percentage of total Tweets in that game, in order to make the goals comparable across the entire tournament. Otherwise, any goal in later matches will easily beat the group stage goals, as those matches attract many more viewers. However, using percentage overcompensated for the matches with fewer viewers so we had to add another weight to adjust the value based on total volume in a match."

Date: 2016-07-12

Machine Learning Now Powering Most of Google's Applications
RankBrain announced in October 2015 in a Bloomberg article and video (below) is a machine learning algorithm that uses big data from billions of search queries, who's searching, who clicks what, geolocation, etc. to better determine what a user expects to see in the search results.

Date: 2016-06-28

Apple Announces iOS 10, Says App Store Has Paid Developers $50 Billion
According to Apple, it's upcoming release of iOS 10 is the biggest release ever of iOS which it considers to be the world's most advanced mobile operating system. It unveiled the updates Monday at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference. Included in the release are significant updates to Messages, New Home App, All-New Photos, Music and News & Opens Siri, Maps, Phone and Messages to Developers.

Date: 2016-06-14

Amazon's Alexa SDK's To Literally Drive The Future
Jeff Bezos talked Tuesday about the impact of its Echo product and the Alexa platform as science fiction becoming reality. He stated, "It has been a dream since the early days of science fiction to have a computer that you can talk to in a natural way and actually have a conversation and ask it to do things for you. That is coming true." Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was interviewed by Recode's Walt Mossberg at the Recode Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The entire video interview is below.

Date: 2016-06-07

Rocket Software Announces Mobile Application Lifecycle Management Solution For IBM i Platform
Rocket® Lifecycle Manager for Mobile extends Rocket's automated DevOps solutions for traditional development to mobile platforms. Per their announcement, "Users can replace manual, ad hoc processes and automatically build, test, deploy, secure and track the management of the entire mobile development lifecycle. Rocket has also announced the general availability of Rocket Discover for IBM i, a Business Intelligence solution that empowers IBM i business users with self-service data preparation and visualization."

Date: 2016-05-31

Google API Console Launches to Give Developers More Streamlined Experience
Google announced the introduction of the Google API Console to give developers a better and more streamlined experience compared to existing Cloud Console...

Date: 2016-03-30

Twitter Launches Fabric Mobile App for iOS and Android
Twitter launched its developer platform Fabric in 2014, and today gave developers a dedicated Fabric mobile app for both iOS and Android. With the app, developers can keep an eye on what’s happening with their own apps and get notifications when something important happens. “We sift through millions of events every day to intelligently give...

Date: 2016-03-01

Twitter's New "Playbook" on How to Monetize Your Mobile App
Last month, Twitter announced the launch of a new “playbook” for app developers. It includes what Twitter describes as a series of how-to guides that walk developers through the process of building an app. A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews, “We know firsthand that it’s hard to build successful iOS and Android apps....

Date: 2016-02-16

Twitter Launches New Playbook for App Developers
Twitter announced the launch of a new “playbook” for app developers with the first installment being published so far. The playbook includes what Twitter describes as a series of how-to guides that walk developers through the process of building an app.

Date: 2016-01-12


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