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IBM seeks mobile apps for Watson – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleIBM Corp. is encouraging software developers to build applications on its artificial-intelligence system Watson, looking to data analytics to help reverse falling revenue. IBM will host a mobile developer challenge that urges programmers to create consumer …IBM Wants Its Jeopardy Supercomputer To Feed Your PhoneWiredIBM to take Watson mobile with developer challengeCNETIBM’s Virginia […]

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IBM’s Rometty makes developers an offer: the Watson mobile app challenge – PCWorld

PCWorldIBM CEO Ginni Rometty took to the Mobile World Congress stage Wednesday to announce a global competition to encourage developers to create mobile consumer and business apps powered by its Watson supercomputer platform. Watson is the heart of …IBM courts mobile developers for Watson platformZDNetIBM Challenges Mobile Developers to Bring the Power of Watson to […]

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Mass transit dominates sold-out talk on Nashville’s development future – Nashville Business Journal (blog)

Mass transit dominates sold-out talk on Nashville’s development futureNashville Business Journal (blog)Greater Nashville is expected to see an influx of one million new residents to Nashville over the next 25 years. At the Nashville Business Journal’s “Nashville Ahead” panel discussion, commercial developers and planners addressed what Nashville needs … …read more Source: Nashville News From […]

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Apple Buys App-Testing Company Burstly as Acquisitions Increase – Businessweek

BusinessweekApple Inc. (AAPL:US), speeding up the pace of acquisitions, bought Burstly Inc., a software company that helps developers create smartphone and tablet applications. The deal, first reported by TechCrunch, was confirmed today by Kristin Huguet, …TestFlight Owner Burstly Acquired By AppleTechCrunchApple Buys Burstly, Owner of App Testing Platform TestFlightMashableApple now owns popular mobile app testing […]

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Google asks Internet eyewear fans not to be Glassholes’ – Business Recorder

Business Recorderimage SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Tuesday gave early adopters of its Internet-connected eyewear a bit of advice: don’t be “Glassholes.” It was the final suggestion in a recommended code of conduct posted online for software developers and others taking …Citing Regulatory Concerns, Hospitals Turn a Blind Eye to Google GlassWall Street Journal (blog)Google teaches […]

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Miami historic preservation board moves to protect Tequesta site – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comMiami’s historic preservation board on Friday roundly rejected a developer’s plan to carve out and display a prehistoric remnant of a recently uncovered Tequesta village in downtown Miami, and instead set the stage for potentially designating the site …Major Native American site found in downtown Miami leaves city in quandaryFox NewsDevelopers told to change plans […]

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Robots Based on the Behavior of Termites – Guardian Liberty Voice

Guardian Liberty VoiceAdvances in modern robotics have helped develop robots that are based on the pattern of how termites behave in a colony. Developers believe that the new technology will help researchers work in areas that would otherwise be considered dangerous for …Termite-inspired robots developed to build autonomouslyTheCelebrityCafe.comRobot construction crew works autonomously, is kind of […]

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Microsoft Challenges Apple, Google on Tablets – NEWS.GNOM.ES

NEWS.GNOM.ESMicrosoft will announce efforts to boost its flagship Windows software during its Build developers conference in April, but the company faces a challenge gaining a new generation of users on the growing tablet market competing with rival systems run by …Why Windows 9 Can’t Come Soon Enough for Microsoft or UsersAuto World NewsWindows 8’s complexity […]

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5 things you need to know on Friday – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJapan robot chats with astronaut on space station. The first humanoid robot in space made small talk with a Japanese astronaut and said it had no problem with zero-gravity on the International Space Station. Footage released by the robot’s developers on …Kirobo robot has first chat in spaceBBC NewsRobot Astronaut Kirobo and Commander Koichi […]

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Oakland News: Mayor Quan’s Boondoggle Radio Deal For Re-Election; Coliseum City Stupidity

UPDATE: Oakland News: Mayor Quan’s Woodminster Wheelchair Problem In “White v. Oakland” UPDATE: Oakland A’s Move To San Jose Rejected By Major League Baseball. This Oakland News entry may, no will, tick someone off. To that I say, good. The Oakland City Council Finance Committee is going to take up the issue of the long-moribund […]

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Google Glass: A Thank You To Sarah Price And Answer To Her Question

Who had Google Glass, or looked like they had it, in 2012? The question comes because Sarah Price, of the Google Glass team was kind enough to respond back to my blog post ranting on the firm for basically fumbling the football when it came to distribution to African Americans (note, I’m specifically referring to […]

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Yahoo! Hack USA Has Interesting Winners: AirLeap, Foldr, Note, Quest, FlickrPedia

Yahoo! Hack USA, which drew about 300 down to the Yahoo! Developers Group-produced event in Sunnyvale, was held last weekend, and without the controversy that plagued the TechCrunch Hackathon (where a group made an app insulting to women and gentlemen). Instead, what the two day event produced was a good set of startups with fascinating […]

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Social Media Games: Are The Curtains Closing?

Are the curtains closing on social media games? With over 10 million active players daily, Sim Social was one of EA’s (Electronic Arts) most successful social games in 2011. Recently, EA announced that it was shutting down Pet Society and Sim City Social. Their announcement came as a shock, especially after Zynga decided to lay-off about one-fifth […]

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IGDA Party Confusion: YetiZen CEO Wrongly Blamed For Wargaming’s Sexy Party

IGDA Party confusion is at play in the controversy surrounding the San Francisco Ruby Sky Party where sexily-dressed female dancer models performed, upsetting a number of women attendees of the event, and causing some to quit the game developers association, and Twitter tweet about it in the process. First, the confusion stems from the now […]

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Oakland City Auditor’s Report A Racist Attack On Black Councilmembers

UPDATE: Courtney Ruby rumored to be gearing up to run for Mayor of Oakland. The Oakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby has presided over the preparation of a report entitled “Non‐Interference in Administrative Affairs, Performance Audit, FY 2009‐10 – FY 2011‐12,” that is plainly a racist abuse of power. It says, on page 21, that the […]

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Google Play Privacy Notice Is In The Device TOS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WY5CTt8k04 There’s a lot of noise about Google Play and what one developer, Dan Nolan, called a “privacy problem” – it’s not that at all. But before this blogger explains why it’s not an issue, at least for Google, let’s look at the developer’s claim. Dan blogs: If you bought the app on Google Play […]

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Pete’s Harbor Owner Paula Uccelli Victim Of Bullying After Selling Property

All 70-year-old Paula Uccelli wants to do is get out of the business of running a harbor her late husband established and called Pete’s Harbor. She and Pete Uccelli ran the harbor for 60 years until his passing; since then she’s been largely on her own. Month’s ago, Ms. Uccelli made the decision to sell […]

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Pantech USA’s BURST Android Offered By AT&T For 99 Cents; Has Problems

Pantech USA offers a neat looking but not well-designed-to-use Android-based smartphone called BURST that AT&T’s offering for 99 cents and has a set of annoying problems. This blogger’s Mother was the recipient of one of those phones, and she’s had a hard time with it. It’s increasingly obvious that many smartphone developers just either don’t […]

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CES 2012: Sanho, Fitness Tech, iBike, iDevices, Soundmatters, Featured

CES 2012 starts Sunday for this blogger, and here’s a list of just some of the vendors that will be covered at the largest convention in The World: Sanho – Booth #4606 – North Hall: creators of the “Hyper” Line of products, is launching CloudFTP – winner of the CES 2012 Innovations Award, a portable […]

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Oakland Mayor Leads: Lionel Wilson Promotes Oakland

For the many who never knew Oakland Mayor Lionel Wilson, who was Oakland’s last three-term Mayor, and its first African American Mayor, serving from 1977 to 1991, when he lost to Elihu Harris. During his time, Mayor Wilson was a tireless promoter of Oakland. The video below has Mayor Wilson making a video to announce […]

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Dreamforce: In SF SalesForce.com Needs Consultants, In ATL, Job Fair Draws Thousands

At Dreamforce San Francisco, SalesForce.com’s effort to teach Salesforce users and developers about the benefits of cloud computing that’s underway at Moscone Center, Salesforce Senior Vice President of Worldwide Partners and Solutions Denzil Samuels used a lot of corporate bureaucratic buzzwords to basically say “We’ve got job openings are we’re hiring.” And, from the looks […]