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Amazon advises developers on how to protect code from app thieves

Developers submitting apps to the Amazon Appstore for Android should consider obfuscating their code if they are concerned about their applications being reverse engineered, the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.

Software AG buys messaging company my-Channels

Software AG said Monday that it has acquired U.K. middleware company my-Channels, which develops low-latency messaging software that will be used to extend Software AG's current offerings.

Samsung to show 'the next Galaxy' smartphone on May 3

Samsung Electronics is expected to show the next flagship Galaxy smartphone at an event in London on May 3.

Limited first beta of Notes Social Edition now available

IBM has distributed to partners the first external beta code of Notes/Domino Social Edition, which will allow Notes client applications to run in a browser, the company said in a blog post on Thursday.

Microsoft battles delays in Windows Phone app approvals

Microsoft is battling to reduce the time it takes to approve and publish Windows Phone apps, and to improve the responsiveness of its developer portal App Hub, following complaints from developers, the company said in a blog post on Thursday.

Kindle Touch gets new software ahead of global launch

Amazon has issued a software upgrade for the Kindle Touch, which adds more languages and usability improvements, the company said on Wednesday.

Amazon Web Services launches CloudSearch

Amazon Web Services has introduced CloudSearch, which allows users of its cloud to integrate fully managed and highly scalable search functionality into their applications, the company said on Thursday.

Nokia sold 12 million smartphones in Q1, including 2 million Lumia Phones

Nokia currently estimates the company will sell only 12 million smartphones during the first three months of 2012, as "multiple factors negatively" impact sales, the company said on Wednesday.

Nokia announces its first Windows Phone with NFC

Nokia has announced an NFC-enabled version of the recently launched Lumia 610 smartphone. Orange will be the first network operator to sell it, Nokia said in a blog post on Wednesday.

Android won't challenge Apple's tablet dominance in 2012: Gartner

Worldwide tablet sales to end users are expected to total 118.9 million units in 2012, with Apple continuing to dominate and the Android camp struggling to replicate its success in the smartphone market, according to Gartner.

US carriers join forces on stolen phones database, play catch up to rest of world

Verizon Wireless, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile are joining forces with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to work on curbing phone thefts using a central database that will store information about stolen phones, according to reports.

Ubuntu founder pitches new tool for server provisioning

Ubuntu developer Canonical is working on a new provisioning platform called Metal as a Service (MAAS), which will be used to activate new servers, on top of which a cloud can be deployed, founder Mark Shuttleworth said in a blog post on Wednesday.

A quarter of the world's households now have Wi-Fi: survey

A total of 439 million households around the world had installed a Wi-Fi-based home network at the end of 2011, equivalent to 25 percent of all households, according to market research company Strategy Analytics.

Google deprecates old App Engine datastore in favor of High-Replication version

Google is deprecating the Master/Slave Datastore used by its cloud platform App Engine in favor of the High-Replication Datastore (HRD), which offers better reliability, the company said in blog post on Wednesday.

Samsung starts manufacturing speedy microSD card

Samsung Electronics has started mass producing a microSD card that uses an Ultra High Speed-1 (UHS-1) interface to improve data transfer speeds, the company said on Wednesday.

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