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Spotify, Google, Pandora, Amazon Go to U.S. Appeals Court to Overturn Royalty Increase

Spotify, Google, Pandora, Amazon Go to U.S. Appeals Court to Overturn Royalty Increase

Spotify, Google, Pandora, and Amazon have teamed up to appeal a controversial ruling by the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board that, if it goes through, would increase payouts to songwriters by 44%, Variety has learned.
15 tips and tricks for starting Android App Developers

15 tips and tricks for starting Android App Developers

While you build your career as an Android developer, there are important things you should always keep in mind if you want to increase your chances of success. No matter if you want to make your own project or work for a recognized company, there are some essential aspects to be aware of while developing an app.
10 Tips in Software Development

10 Tips in Software Development

Tip #1 — Use dependency injection.Dependency Injection is not a library, it is a pattern and you’ve probably used it several times. Ever pass an instance to a constructor? Well, you have used constructor injection.
10 Habits of A Successful Developer

10 Habits of A Successful Developer

Imagine that you’re comparing the resumes of two software developers: Dev A vs. Dev B. Both candidates possess nearly identical backgrounds and skills: languages, frameworks, platforms, methodologies, industries, and so forth. They’re practically the same person—on paper. Yet there are certain things that could indicate that Dev A will likely be significantly more successful in their career than Dev B, by just about any measure. How does this compute?
Twilo Completes the Acquisition of SendGrid-The Email Specialist, the Deal worth $3 Billion- Big News for Mobile Application Development Companies in Denver

Twilo Completes the Acquisition of SendGrid-The Email Specialist, the Deal worth $3 Billion- Big News for Mobile Application Development Companies in Denver

The news is coming that Twilio has finally acquired the SendGrid, and hence SendGrid has been removed from NYSE, as it is now the subsidiary of Twilio lead by its CEO Sameer Dholakia. The stock prices for both of them have been good. According to Twilio, The stockholders of the SendGrid received around $53.99s of the aggregate values for each share of the common stock of SendGrid. This is big news for Mobile Application Development Companies in Denver.As far as the leaders in the game of communications with customers are concerned, it is definitely Omnichannel. The above acquisition is aimed at that only. The deal has put Twilio and SendGrid on the same table. All should know that Twilio is a powerhouse in messaging as well as voice communication. Through a set of APIs, Twilio allows the developers of the applications, websites as well as the digital assets to integrate easily with the custom phone number, as well as to manage communications via message with the customers through the voice and the SMS, and also messaging channels like Facebook Messenger as well as Whatsapp, and the video as well with SendGrid, that is up with similar sort of innovations in the email, and this has been the blank portion in Twilio’s range of services.
Google Assistant will soon be on a billion devices, and feature phones are next

Google Assistant will soon be on a billion devices, and feature phones are next

As CES kicks off, Google has a massive presence: monorails, a booth that’s three times larger than last year, and likely a giant pile of news to announce. But ahead of all the actual product news, the company wants to beat its chest a little by announcing some numbers. By the end of the month, it expects that Google Assistant will be on 1 billion devices — up from 500 million this past May.That’s 900 million more than the number Amazon just gave us for Alexa. But just like Amazon, Google’s number comes with caveats. In an interview with The Verge, Manuel Bronstein, the company’s vice president of Google Assistant, copped to it. “The largest footprint right now is on phones. On Android devices, we have a very very large footprint,” he says. He characterizes the ratio of phones as “the vast majority” of that billion number, but he won’t specify it more than that. Though he does argue that smart speakers and other connected home devices comprise a notable and growing portion.
How Google’s Duo effect other Video Applications?

How Google’s Duo effect other Video Applications?

Google Duo is intended to partner with Google Allo. Allo focuses on text messaging, similar to Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Skype and similar solutions. Duo, by contrast, offers one-to-one video messaging, similar to Apple's FaceTime product.Available for both Android and iOS, Duo aims to simplify the video-chat experience by offering simple controls and only person-to-person communication. It doesn't require a separate account; log in with your phone number, and connect with other Duo users based on their phone number in your contacts list. Duo does not support a Web version, so Windows users are locked out of the platform, although Google's use of the WebRTC standard means that desktop clients (even ones not developed by Google) could work with the service.
As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants

As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants

For years, Facebook gave some of the world’s largest technology companies more intrusive access to users’ personal data than it has disclosed, effectively exempting those business partners from its usual privacy rules, according to internal records and interviews.The special arrangements are detailed in hundreds of pages of Facebook documents obtained by The New York Times. The records, generated in 2017 by the company’s internal system for tracking partnerships, provide the most complete picture yet of the social network’s data-sharing practices. They also underscore how personal data has become the most prized commodity of the digital age, traded on a vast scale by some of the most powerful companies in Silicon Valley and beyond.
Facebook bug exposed up to 6.8M users’ unposted photos to apps

Facebook bug exposed up to 6.8M users’ unposted photos to apps

Reset the “days since the last Facebook  privacy scandal” counter, as Facebook has just revealed a Photo API bug gave app developers too much access to the photos of up to 5.6 million users. The bug allowed apps users had approved to pull their timeline photos to also receive their Facebook Stories, Marketplace photos, and most worryingly, photos they’d uploaded to Facebook but never shared. Facebook says the bug ran for 12 days from September 13th to September 25th. Facebook tells TechCrunch it discovered the breach on September 25th, and informed the European Union’s privacy watchdog the Office Of The Data Protection Commissioner (IDPC) on November 22nd. The IDPC has begun a statuatory inquiry into the breach.
Wordpress 5.0 launches with new, block-based editor

Wordpress 5.0 launches with new, block-based editor

In the new ‘Bebo’ version of WordPress, which is named after Cuban jazz musician Bebo Valdés, we see the introduction of the Gutenberg editor, which puts each piece of content into its own distinct block, allowing creators to decide where to place it and how it appears to viewers. This essentially makes the process a flexible WYSIWYG system. WordPress says that if you prefer to use HTML and CSS, the blocks won’t be an issue. Blocks include paragraphs, images, galleries, quotes, audio, lists, embeds, and much more. For those building client sites, it’s possible to create reusable blocks that lets clients add new content anytime while maintaining the same look and feel.


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