Mobile

Staples Hiring Spree Targets Hundreds of Engineers

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Office products retailer Staples has been on a hiring spree to support its big bet on e-commerce. The company has been adding “hundreds of engineers, including many from Web-only retailers who can help the retailer to bridge gaps in creating and managing technology across stores and digital,” according to Internet Retailer. While rolling out faster, sleeker and more personalized mobile sites, the company’s also looking to “omnichannel” technology that promotes in-store shopping. In September, Staples announced plans for its Seattle… continue…

HTML5 vs. Everything Else: Guess What’s Winning?

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Some 60 percent of developers have already migrated to an HTML and hybrid development platform, says a new survey. continue…

HTML5 Development Is on the Upswing

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Is it surprising that developers say they love the latest version of HMTL5? That’s what seems to be happening. According to a survey from Sencha, a provider of open source Web application frameworks, enthusiasm is only growing for HTML5 while support wanes for the classic Microsoft Windows platform. The company polled more than 2,100 business applications developers during December and January. Among its findings: More than 60 percent of developers have converted to HTML5 and hybrid development for their key… continue…

‘CandySwipe’ Crushed: When Game Development Gets Nasty

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Things aren’t so sweet in the world of mobile game development. continue…

Ericsson Has Boston Hiring Plans After Azuki Acquisition

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Telecommunications equipment and services behemoth Ericsson has acquired Boston-area mobile video software company Azuki Systems, potentially setting the stage for more IT acquisitions in the city. The Azuki acquisition marks the first Boston deal for Ericsson. Azuki Chairman and Atlas Venture Partner Chris Lynch told the Boston Business Journal that it wouldn’t be all that surprising if Ericsson snapped up another five or six area mobile and analytic companies in the next few years. Other companies that had their eyes… continue…

The Mystery of Flappy Bird

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Why would a developer shut down a mobile game earning him $50,000 per day? continue…

This Oregon County is Desperate for Tech Talent

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Tech businesses in the Eugene-Springfield, Ore., area are having trouble finding the professionals they need to expand. They’re looking for a range of skills including Web development, DevOps, Java development and UI design. The companies vary in size from Symantec, with 1,400 employees and 90 openings at its facility in Springfield, to smaller businesses including Web and mobile developer Concentric Sky, real estate tech firm IDX and small business product developer Palo Alto Software. “When I think of the tech… continue…

Apple Gearing Up Sapphire Manufacturing for iPhone Screens: Report

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Sapphire displays would make the iPhone that much tougher. continue…

What Will Nadella’s Microsoft Look Like?

The new CEO will emphasize cloud and mobile, certainly. But everything else is a matter of speculation. continue…

Facebook 10 Years Later: From Dorm Project to Giant

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In the beginning, Mark Zuckerberg probably didn’t think thefacebook.com would radically change the Web. Boy, was he wrong. continue…