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IntelliJ IDEA 13

JetBrains builds on Google Android collaboration for new IntelliJ IDEA

JetBrain's latest version of IntelliJ IDEA 13 borrows from Google's Android Studio.

Salesforce.com completes hackathon review, awards second $1 million prize

The probe came after complaints of unfairness from participants in the coding contest at last month's Dreamforce conference.

Google readies Chromecast developer push

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Google is working on an official SDK for its digital media dongle Chromecast, and is inviting developers to the company's headquarters to show how best to use it.

Salesforce.com says developer base almost doubled in a year

The newly announced Salesforce1 platform announced this week could help the base grow even faster, a company official said.

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Get ready for the 'Internet of customers,' Salesforce.com CEO Benioff says

Much has been made about the "Internet of things," but behind every device is a customer, and companies that fail to recognize this do so at their own peril, according to Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff.

New AWS service AppStream offloads graphics work to the cloud

AppStream could bring advanced graphics rendering to even the smallest of portable tablets.

Windows 8 and Windows Phone developers get access to Facebook Login

Facebook Login lets people enter their access credentials once for the social networking site and then use the service to log into third-party apps.

Salesforce.com customers making broader investments, survey says

Salesforce.com's customers have become more loyal and committed to using products from the vendor and its partners over the past year, according to a new report from consulting firm Bluewolf in collaboration with the MIT Sloan School of Management.

The Watson cloud: IBM prepares to open supercomputer to third party developers

IBM will soon give third parties access to Watson, fostering applications that take advantage of the system's artificial intelligence capabilities.

Nvidia updates programming tools to speed up GPU performance

Nvidia has made improvements to its underlying software tools to make it easier to write programs for faster execution across CPUs and graphics processors.

Microsoft preps Visual Studio for post-production duties

Microsoft has added an array of services around its Visual Studio IDE to help developers update and manage their software after it goes into production.

Microsoft works with Xamarin to simplify cross-platform development

Microsoft has joined forces with development platform vendor Xamarin to make it easier for Windows developers to create cross-platform apps for smartphones, tablets and PCs.

Oracle seeks Java performance boost, joins HSA Foundation

The not-for-profit foundation was started last year by Advanced Micro Devices, Qualcomm, ARM Holdings, and other companies.

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Unity takes hassle out of developing 2D games

Integrated support for developing 2D games comes to version 4.3 of Unity's toolset after more than a year of work on an integrated 2D physics engine.

Google app translation service now available to Android devs

Google has made its app translation service available to all Android developers to enable them to offer their apps in different languages.