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Route4Me's navigation app makes multi-destination trips quick and easy. Unlike most navigation systems, Route4Me gives you the most...

March 19, 2011 By Route4Me

Red Hat: Open cloud requires open APIs and stacks

Red Hat announced the release of its Deltacloud 1.0 API last week and insisted that a truly open cloud requires open APIs as well as open source cloud platforms such as OpenStack. Like its sibling CloudForms platform, Red Hat's homegrown Deltacloud API (a project now hosted by the Apache Software Foundation) is repositioned as a tool for building an open hybrid cloud

August 6, 2012 by

Microsoft warns Metro developers over API rules

Developers should refrain from using any non-sanctioned APIs in their Windows 8 Metro-style apps, Microsoft has said.Developer experience manager John Hazen said on Thursday that using APIs not offered as part of the Metro software development kit (SDK) could undermine consumer confidence and make the apps break.

May 18, 2012 by

My fight with Microsoft: why APIs need to be free

With Oracle choosing APIs as a legal battleground on which to tangle with Google's Android, I'm reminded of another time when APIs were used in lieu of competitive products in an attempt to control a marketplace.In another life, I was a software developer.

April 18, 2012 by

Lion: What's the hurry to upgrade?

Mac developers are only now uncovering new bugs in Lion and even more surprising support for entire APIs. The Lion software compatibility picture is unclear and users of old and even recently updated third-party software should be very careful before taking on the new OS version.

July 20, 2011

Benchmark shows Eucalyptus the money

The move follow Eucalyptus being made part of Ubuntu Server, but it will certainly help spur enterprise acceptance of cloud computing, and could also help reinforce Amazon's APIs as leaders in the space. The software is available under the simplified BSD license.

April 29, 2009 by

Zoho Show 2.0

Zoho Show 2.0 is great as far as it goes, but don't rely on it exclusively: you'll need an internet-connected PC to use it, and the feature set is still relatively limited.

April 8, 2008 by

Wayback Machine: Microsoft's shot to kill Quicktime video

Ten years ago, give a week or so, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced QuickTime 3.0 to the National Association of Broadcasters' convention. Behind the scenes in the months before the introduction, Microsoft was playing hardball with hardware and software vendors over its new A/V APIs along with demands to kill the QuickTime competition.

April 3, 2008 by

Bill Gates' departure means Microsoft holy cows are being slaughtered.

That is the take from analyst The 451 Group following Thursday night’s “it looks really big but its actually not” announcement from Microsoft that was positioned by the software giant as if it had come over all fluffy and liberal about sharing its APIs and not stomping all over open source competitors.The analyst had a lot to say on the announcement but this specifically for chief information officers and other top-of-the-food-chain IT pros:Open house at Redmond?

February 25, 2008 by

Sprint plans to open up WiMAX, launch SDK, open APIs

Sprint plans to make its Xohm WiMax service an open platform with open APIs and an software development kit.According to Jason Hiner at Techrepublic, Sprint plans to allow hardware and software makers to develop technology that use its WiMAX network.

February 21, 2008 by

Buh-bye hard drive: Box.net's online storage now directly accessible by multiple Web apps

When I think of the online storage market, I primarily think of 2 1/2 models. The first is the one that's for developers: services like Amazon's S3 or AOL's X-Drive where, through APIs that are programmatically accessed by their applications, software developers hardwire their software to the storage found in Amazon's datacenter instead of wiring their software to a server in their own datacenter.

November 16, 2007 by

Via OpenSearch, IBM & ProgrammableWeb take pain out of finding, adding widgets to mashups

In this, our fourth experimental " reviewcast" (a videocast review of software or Web-based solutions that uses a combination of video cameras, still images, a WebEx-esque remotely delivered demo, and audio from our podcasting rig), I take a look at a newly announced collaboration involving the mashup development tools from IBM (Mashup Maker and Mashup Hub) and the ever-evolving directory of APIs and other mashup consumables that can be found at programmableweb.com.

September 25, 2007 by

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