Locating the cash: Now Google charge for their Maps API #google #maps #api #developers #yam

Despite refusing to charge end users for their services, it seems Google are getting increasingly comfortable charging developers to use their APIs. Previously you only had to pay to use the Google Maps API if your site or app was charging users. Following Wednesdays announcement there is now a second trigger for charging, as Google […]

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@skype celebrate closing their Microsoft deal with a big fat infographic

Tony Bates shares how delighted he is with the official closure of the Microsoft tie up in a new blog post today. Perhaps in a sign of things to come, upon visiting the page I was offered an update to Silverlight! Most interesting was this rather large infographic:

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Sneak peak of Windows 8 App Store

via businessinsider.com From Silicon Alley Insider, shots of the upcoming Windows 8 app store. From the design it looks like it will work across desktop and mobile. Its an edgy design, could be a risk it dates quickly, although the individual app catalogue page entries are a little more vanilla.

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Microsoft Finally Admits Windows Media Center Is A Dud #apple #appletv #microsoftt

I’ve spent a lot time trying to hook up my PC’s with my home theatre system to free my digital music and movies from the confines of my desktop. Over the years I’ve tried Windows Media Centre on XP and Windows 7, recently moving onto Apple TV.   Interesting data released by Microsoft, as reported […]

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Windows Phone Reaches 30,000 Apps #mobile #apps #microsoft

via techcrunch.com Compared to 425,000 iOS apps and over 250,000 on Android. Remember its super easy to integrate BlueVia into your Windows Phone apps using our .NET SDk. Watch this: http://vimeo.com/21476215

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Reflecting on BlueVia’s partnership announcement with Microsoft

Monday’s announcement of a new strategic partnership between BlueVia and Microsoft was all about delivering on our promises. Right from the launch of BlueVia, we have highlighted the need to take BlueVia to developers, and not expect developers to come to us. As a Telco, we do not have the credibility to attract and maintain […]

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