May 5, 2016
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Google Offers $100,000 for Successful Chromebook Hack
The company has never paid a bug bounty for persistent compromise of a Chromebook in guest …

Google Launches Mobile Development Design Portal
The company wants mobile development firms to create better user experiences for mobile.

Microsoft Testing Minecraft-Based AI Platform
The company plans to open source Project AIX this summer.

LinkedIn Recruits Developers with a Programming Puzzle
Solving the puzzle doesn't guarantee you a job.

Google Unexpectedly Releases Developer Preview of Android N
Multi-window support is one of the most anticipated features of the update.

Researchers: New Framework Reduces Page Load Times up to 34%
The framework tracks dependencies and schedules when objects load.

Cisco Invests $150 Million in App Development for Spark Communications Platform
The cloud-based tool delivers unified communications (UC) capabilities.

Mobile Development Firm Supercell Reports $2.326 Billion in Revenue
All that money came from just three games.

Ruby, Assembly, Groovy, Python Make Popularity Gains
Java and C are still at the top of the chart.

WSO2 Releases Microservices Framework for Java
The tool supports container-ready application deployments.

E-mail Inventor Ray Tomlinson Dies at 74
He also came up with the idea to use of the @ symbol in e-mail addresses.

Survey: Globally 55% of Developers Make $1,000 Per Month
On average, apps bring in less than $6,000 per month.

IDC Predicts Slower Growth for the Smartphone Market
2015 could be the last year of double-digit growth.

Turing Award Goes to Public-Key Cryptography Inventors
Whitfield Diffie and Martin E. Hellman have received the "Nobel Prize of Computing."

Google Play Refreshes Developer Program Policy Center
The Android app store has updated and expanded some rules.

Demand for Swift Developers Climbs 600%
Web development skills are also in high demand.

Remembering Development Pioneer Jerry Lawson
One of the earliest black computer engineers, Lawson invented a lot of video game features …

Raspberry Pi 3 Offers 50% Faster Performance
The IoT development board has a better processor plus support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Austin, San Francisco Top Developer Salary Survey
When you factor in the cost of living, software engineers earn the most in Austin, Texas.

Microsoft Cancels Project Astoria
It is no longer building a bridge to port Android apps to Windows.

Microsoft Buys Xamarin
Xamarin makes cross-platform mobile development tools.

App Users Who Make One In-App Purchase 6X More Likely to Make Another
Quick purchasers are nine times more likely to make another purchase.

JavaScript, Java Top RedMonk Ratings
The analyst firm's programming language list hasn't changed a lot since last time.

Linux Foundation Launches Zephyr IoT OS
The open source operating system could become standard for the Internet of Things.

Report: Mobile App Revenue to hit $51 Billion This Year
By 2020, the mobile development industry could be worth $101 billion.

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