June 2011 Archives
Monday, 20th June 2011
These days, a lot of folks are looking for a job, and after the LinkedIn IPO, job seeking tools are back in the spotlight. A Facebook App called BranchOut grew from 30,000 to more than 800,000 users in a matter of days last week, especially without any marketing hoopla, constructing virtual farm land or attacking angry avians.
With New Music Ambitions, Facebook Will Continue Where MySpace Left Off
Facebook is now "getting serious about music and media," writes Om Malik on GigaOm.com, revealing unannounced details regarding the social network's new ambition to be a place to discover music with friends. The deal involves partnerships with the internationally popular music streaming service Spotify, and possibly other music services, too…
New Enterprise Social Apps from LongJump
LongJump today unveiled two new services, Javelin and Relay. Relay provides a social interface to business apps, and with Javelin, turns these custom apps into standalone mobile apps - both with no coding skills required. This enters an increasingly crowded market (see our story here on Rover as one example.
Sunday, 19th June 2011
Adobe Releases Flash Builder, Flex Updates: Now Supports Android, iOS & PlayBook
Today Adobe released an update to its Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5 software which now allows developers to build cross-platform applications for Android, iOS and the QNX-based BlackBerry PlayBook. This extends the functionality of the Adobe framework, released back in April. At launch, the software only supported Android, with support for the…
A New Way to Track Amazon Cloud Costs
Tired of trying to keep track of AWS' convoluted pricing for your cloud deployment? Then take a look at what Uptime Software has with its new UptimeCloud service, beginning tomorrow. The idea is to connect to your cloud environment at Amazon and keep track of what you are spending - and more importantly, will be spending - so that when the bill…