February 13, 2016
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JFrog Raises $50 Million in Funding
The company makes open source software distribution tools.

American Game Developer Among Hostages Released by Iran
Amir Mizra Hekmati had been imprisoned for four years.

Developers Sign Open Letter Expressing Frustration with GitHub
Prominent members of the open source community are unhappy with the way the service is …

Imba Language Claims to Be 10X Faster Than React
The creator of the new JavaScript-based language describes it as a lovechild born of Ruby …

5 Development Trends to Watch in 2016
Several of these could have a big impact on Web and mobile development.

Report: 57% of Mobile Developers Follow Mandated Security Protocols
In North America 67 percent of mobile development firms are complying with regulations.

Uber Asks Developers to Build 'Trip Experiences'
The new initiative could give Uber riders something to do while they're in the car.

Google Announces Date, Venue for I/O 2016
The development conference is moving outdoors.

Twitter Releases Playbook for Mobile Apps
The social media company is offering advice on prototyping and testing.

Google Solicits Ideas for Project Tango Apps
Winning ideas for the computer vision technology will get funding and development support.

Apple Buys AI Firm Emotient
Soon your iPhone could feel your pain.

Oculus Rift Begins Pre-Orders with a $599 Price Tag
The virtual reality headset will begin shipping in March.

Report: Facebook Secretly Gives Some Developers Access to New Chat SDK
Developers can use the tool to build chat bots for Messenger.

Apple Reports $1.1 Billion in Holiday App Store Sales
The mobile development industry saw $144 million in revenue on New Year's Day.

Ford, DJI Launch $100,000 Development Contest
The companies want tools that help trucks talk to drones.

Why Bad Reviews Could Be Good for Mobile Developers
People don't trust five-star ratings.

Well-Known Open Source Developer Ian Murdock Dies
The Debian founder died under mysterious circumstances at the age of 42.

Refugee Calls on Developers to Help Migrants
An African woman delivered a keynote address at one of Europe's largest technology …

The Next Version of Android Will Use OpenJDK APIs
Google will no longer be using Oracle's proprietary Java APIs.

Report: Apple Accounted for 49% of Devices Sold at Christmas
Phablets, including the iPhone 6 Plus, are becoming increasingly popular.

How to Create a $350 Million Software Company
An entrepreneur tells his story.

Report: Manufacturers Shipped 72.5 Million Wearables in 2015
The market could climb to 228.3 million units by 2020.

Programming Error Leads to Early Release for Thousands of Prisoners
A developer's mistake is having big consequences in Washington state.

Independent Developers Collaborate on App Santa Promotion
Some popular paid apps are up to 80 percent off.

Report: Most Chinese Mobile Users Stop Using Apps after Less Than a Week
The app market in China poses some challenges for the mobile development industry.

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