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Dropbox releases API for developers

By: Herak   Dropbox hosted their first developer conference called DBX this month and they had some exciting news for developers. Dropbox released their API (Application Programming Interface) for developers which will allow developers to build apps that can store program level data on Dropbox and retrieve them. Dropbox calls them Datastores and as Houston says it’s “Dropbox’s way of moving beyond files and storing other information”. The Datastores will run in the background and will constantly sync up program level data to the cloud from whichever devices the program is running. Thus when a user switches between devices the program will always remember it’s latest state.   Imagine you are building an app like Angry Birds for multiple devices. Now if you take advantage of Dropbox API you can give the user a seamless experience of playing the game when he switches between devices. For instance let’s assume a user is playing the game on his smartphone while commuting from

Jack Andraka: A promising test for pancreatic cancer ... from a teenager

We just had to share this video. Innovation...Not giving up...Passion: "Over 85 percent of all pancreatic cancers are diagnosed late, when someone has less than two percent chance of survival. How could this be? Jack Andraka talks about how he developed a promising early detection test for pancreatic cancer that’s super cheap, effective and non-invasive -- all before his 16th birthday..." Reference:

Techy Stories Yahoo – BB – Microsoft – Google - Apple

Yahoo acquires Tumblr . Talking about big moves. Yahoo paying $1.1 billion. Seems like Tumblr will operate as an independent business with CEO David Karp. Amazing move!?. what will come next? Tumblr now without Mark Coatney (former Media director) and Jacob Bijani (former Creative director), 2 of the earliest employees of the important blog.            Only time will let us know. Personally this could be a smart move from Yahoo getting an amazing            tool as tumblr, adding another product in their portfolio and rejuvenating the brand.            Reference:  BBM will soon be available for IOS and Android . "Before the end of the summer" - According to CEO Thorsten Heins. This was 1st announced during the Blackberry Live Conference in Florida. BBM, in my opinion, is a great app a

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