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  Instagram gains 78% more visits after acquired by Facebook


Since Instagram was acquired by Facebook, its popularity continually heats up. Some  data shows that independent views of  Instagram surges 78%.In April, Instagram’s website saw a 78 percent uptick in unique visitors in the U.S., making the web property of the photo-sharing phenom the highest gaining site on the Internet for the month, according to analytics firm comScore.. For an application whose all functions are present in the mobile terminal, the site of Instagram is only use...

   Facebook,Instagram,App,Website     2012-05-28 05:45:32


  TIOBE : C overtakes Java as the No.1 programming language


TIOBE has released the Programming Community Index for April 2012. The highlight of this month is that C overtakes Java as the No.1 programming language again. C language is liked by more and more developers of all ages. Due to the growing popularity of the Android platform, Java decline will not be obvious. Previously Java took a very long time to overtake C, now C once again returns to the throne. The battle between these two languages will continue.The top three are respectively, C, Jav...

   C.TIOBE,Java     2012-04-09 07:01:20


  UC browser won Readers' Choice Award


China's leading mobile Internet software technology and application service provider UC excellent, its flagship product, UC browser, following the 2011 recommended by the world's leading classified information site About.com named the Readers' Choice Award in best mobile browser category, is once again awarded by About.com as Reader's Choice Award in Best Android Browser category. UC browser comes out on top in the About.com selection in two consecutive years.About.com, a part of The New York T...

   UC,About.com,Readers' Choice Aeard,2012     2012-04-03 08:08:03


  What has Google done on improving programming languages


Google is now becoming the most innovative IT company in the world. Every now and then they would deliver one revolutionary product to us such as Google Glass, Google Fiber, Automatic Mobile Cars etc. All these great products are backed up by the powerful software system built into. Google has used many programming languages to develop these software and they have put much resource in improving the programming languages they use and we use today. What has Google done in improving programming lan...

   Google,Programming     2014-02-21 09:36:34


  When to Make a Mobile Web Application


I believe that unless your application meets one of these native application criteria, you should not create a native application, but should instead focus on building a mobile web application. Like I said before, I’m a big fan of native applications and I feel that there are a lot of great innovative and market opportunities here, but mobile web apps are the only long-term viable platform for mobile content, services, and applications. Native applications don’t service the user be...

   Web app,Situation,Condition,Native application     2011-12-12 02:45:52


  Whatever works for you


In my earlier 20s when I knew everything, I was a much bigger evangelist for my technology choices. I’m accused of fanboyism a lot more these days, but only because Hacker News keeps sending huge waves of people here who tell me I’m an idiot. But I used to be much more annoying with pushing my choices onto others. I’ve naturally reduced such evangelism as I approach 30 and realize I don’t know anything, but I’m now making a much more conscious effort to stop it. I spent Thanksgi...

   Choice,Product,Usability,Fittability     2011-11-29 08:39:09


  9 fields platform companies need to fight for


If you are person reading technology news much, you will find a large part of the tech news are about a few companies : Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft, in which the first four are today's "Big Four (platform)" as said by Google Chairman Eric Schmidt. These giants have both competition and cooperation in many areas, and each has its own place in the world, with Schmidt's words, Google dominates search, Apple designs device, Amazon occupies e-commerce and Facebook leads social. Alth...

   Big four, Future,Software and hardware     2012-10-20 09:50:43


  Why Google+ Doesn’t Care If You Never Come Back


Ad targeting. Google+ is designed to power ad targeting, and for that it only needs you to sign up once. This lets it combine the biographical information you initially enter such as age, gender, education, employers, and places you’ve lived with your activity on Search, Gmail, Maps and all its other products to create an accurate identity profile. And this powers targeting of more relevant ads it can charge more for. So despite comScore showing that the average Google+ user only spends ...

   Google+,Ads,comScore,Identity     2012-02-29 05:04:19


  Feature: The History Of Mobile Gaming


Mobile phones have come a long way since the unsightly bricks of the 1980s. The sleek handsets of today are a fraction the size of their ancestors, yet exponentially more powerful. While the implications for communication have been profound, there have been many other applications for this technology. Modern devices are capable of supporting increasingly complex software, innovative interfaces and networking capabilities, and the gaming sector has been one of the biggest benefactors of this.Much...

   Game,Mobile,History,Feature, Game on mobile device     2011-10-12 11:44:30


  Touching and Gesturing on iPhone, Android, and More


One of the most important parts of creating an effective and intuitive user interface on touch-enabled smartphones has nothing to do with visual appearance—instead, it has to do with creating an interface that properly responds to user input based on touch. For Web applications, this means replacing mouse events with touch events. In Dojo 1.7, new touch APIs help make this process easy. This is an updated version of the post Touching and Gesturing on the iPhone, published in 2008. In the...

   Touch,Gesture,iPhone,Android     2012-04-12 11:21:42