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Amazon wants to make life easier for Python developers

Amazon Web Services has made it possible to roll out Python-based applications using Elastic Beanstalk, which aims to make it easier to deploy and manage applications in its cloud, the company said on Sunday.

LG's Vu ships in Europe with quad-core processor

LG Electronics' Note competitor Optimus Vu has been equipped with a quad-core processor for its arrival in Europe, Middle East and Latin America, the company said on Monday.

Amazon adds more features to Oracle database in the cloud

Amazon Web Services has announced four new features for Amazon RDS for Oracle, including the ability to run the database in a private cloud, the company said on Thursday.

Microsoft resumes publishing Windows Phone apps

Microsoft has resumed publishing applications on Marketplace, after sorting out a problem related to the certificates used to sign apps in the store, according to a post on Thursday on its Windows Phone developers' blog.

Zynga games soon appearing on Nokia's Asha Touch phones

Zynga games Draw Something and Zynga Poker will be available on Nokia's Asha Touch range of phones later this year, the Finnish phone maker said in a blog post on Friday.

Ecuador grants Julian Assange political asylum

Ecuador has decided to grant Julian Assange political asylum, in a move meant to prevent the WikiLeaks founder from being extradited to Sweden where he is suspected of committing sexual offenses.

Walmart, Target others team to offer mobile payments network

More that a dozen retailers including Best Buy, Walmart, Target and 7-Eleven have joined forces to form the Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), a mobile-payments network that will compete with Google and Isis.

Microsoft stops publishing new mobile apps amidst download issues

Microsoft has decided to stop publishing new apps for Windows Phone on Marketplace, while it addresses an issue that led to users experiencing problems with application downloads this week, the company said in blog post on Tuesday.

Boundary offers free monitoring of cloud apps

Boundary is trying to reach more customers for its application performance monitoring service with a free version that has all the same features as the existing offering. The service has also been upgraded to simplify problem diagnosis, the company said on Tuesday.

Verizon launches new LTE broadband service for rural U.S.

Verizon Wireless has launched HomeFusion Broadband, a new in-home LTE-based broadband service for rural U.S. homes that traditionally have not had reliable access to high-speed Internet, the operator said on Tuesday.

Gartner: Android extends smartphone OS dominance in Q2

Android continued to increase its dominance of the smartphone market during the second quarter, powered by Samsung's success. Competitor Apple in contrast struggled somewhat as consumers held out for the next iteration of the iPhone, Gartner said on Tuesday.

LTE telephony finally off the ground, but take-up will be slow

Last week saw the launch of the first commercial Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services, but most operators are likely to take a cautious approach as they face technical and business challenges.

Teradici expands use of PCoIP protocol to Microsoft environments

Teradici is expanding the use of its PC-over-IP protocol, which is used to accelerate the performance of server-based desktops, to Microsoft Windows Server, the company said on Monday.

Digia buys Qt app framework from Nokia, plans Android, iOS and Windows 8 ports

Digia has acquired the Qt framework from Nokia, giving it full control over the application framework, and now plans to expand support to more platforms, it said on Thursday.

Boingo Wireless acquires Cloud Nine for ad-funded Wi-Fi access

Wi-Fi service provider Boingo Wireless has acquired Cloud Nine Media, which offers ad-supported access to Wi-Fi hotspots, it said on Wednesday.

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