Google rolls out Android wear for devs

Google has officially rolled out Android Wear (preview) for developers, effectively extending Mountain View's popular mobile platform to wearables.

Google's Page turns on Microsoft

Google CEO Larry Page is either an arch-manipulator of public opinion or one of the least self-aware people in human history.

Microsoft is lagging Linux

Microsoft's kernel is falling behind Linux because of a cultural problem at the Volehill of Redmond, claims one of its developers.

Gild works on Big Data algorithm

One of the reasons why talented programmers can't find work is that their CVs are being run past lazy HR people who can't be bothered thinking for a living.

Lab Zero Games has spat with PayPal

Lab Zero Games, which raised over $800,000 online  so they could make more content for indie fighting game Skullgirls, is finding that it is at odds with its unwanted business partner Paypal.

Ouya says it has 10,000 developers

Ouya - which recently began shipping its Android-powered console to early Kickstarter backers - says it has signed on up to 10,000 game developers.

Thousands of game devs code for Ouya

Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman has confirmed that over 8,000 game devs are coding titles for the $99 Android-powered console, including Square Enix, Double Fine Productions, Tripwire Interactive, Vlambeer, Phil Fish's Polytron Corporation, and Kim Swift's Airtight Games.

'Portathon' nets RIM thousands of new apps

Research In Motion has 15,000 new apps for the BlackBerry, thanks to two 'Portathon' events over the weekend.

App developers warned over privacy violations

California's attorney general has issued a warning to mobile app developers that haven't yet posted privacy policies.

Tech giants team up for developer resource site

A group of industry heavyweights including the four biggest browser makers, along with Apple, Google and Microsoft, are promising to centralize developer resources.

RIM results less dire than expected

Research in Motion has surprised analysts with better-than-expected BlackBerry sales and a smaller quarterly loss than predicted.

Twitter API changes go down badly with developers

Twitter's made changes to its API, restricting the creation of large-scale third party applications - and developers aren't at all happy about it.

Interactive 3D to come to HTML

Web developers could soon be able to start including interactive 3D in their applications, thanks to new standardization efforts.

Facebook developers can now charge subscriptions

Facebook's dropping its virtual currency, credits, and says it will now allow app developers to charge subscriptions.

Microsoft apologises for penis song

Microsoft has been forced to apologize for a software programmers' convention in Norway that featured scantily-clad dancing girls and obscene songs.

Facebook creates new App Center, aims to promote mobile

Facebook's created an App Center - not so much a store, but a showcase where users can browse the best Android, iOS, mobile and web apps that integrate with the social network.

Dell touts Linux laptop for Android, JS devs



Dell is prepping a dev-centric laptop that runs Ubuntu 12.04 on XPS13 Ultrabook hardware.

RIM woos developers with BlackBerry prototype giveaway

RIM's released a prototype version of its upcoming phone for the BlackBerry 10 operating system, and is distributing around 2,000 to developers.

Google+ revamped - but developers not happy

Google has tweaked its Google+ social network, claiming it's now more functional and flexible - but has riled developers by failing to give them any warning.

Ballmer says Windows 8 is all about the cloud



Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told developers attending BUILD that Windows 8 would be a "re-imagining" of Redmond's flagship operating system, with every other product "pivoting" around the long-awaited OS.