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Software Development News Now – A Weekly Roundup #1

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From tech giants software updates, to largest international conferences in Europe, it’s a tough task to follow up with the latest industry news.

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We have prepared A Weekly Roundup of some of the news and resources you may find interesting.

  • Apple is suddenly taking a much more open approach to testing its desktop operating system. For the first time in years, the company is inviting regular consumers to help test upcoming OS X software updates before they’re distributed publicly.
  • We all know what the Facebook “Social Graph” is, right? On April 23 TechCrunch launched CrunchBase 2.0 – a more powerful version of the database that the tech world has come to depend on. Now it allows most updates to be recorded and posted almost immediately, individual entries will now be connected and dynamically updated as information is added, creating so called “Business Graph”.
  • On April 24, Facebook announced FB Newswire – a resource that aims to help journalists find, share and embed newsworthy content on the social network in any stories they produce. The social network also notes that referral traffic from Facebook to media sites grew more than four times in 2013. The same day, the world most popular social network has acquired Moves, a popular fitness tracking app, as part of its broader strategy to operate a set of standalone applications in addition to the flagship Facebook app.
  • On April 24-25 Amsterdam hosted The Next Web Conference (TNW) Europe and brought together the world’s leading thinkers, promising global startups and most inspiring brands to do tech business and share their ideas with the world. You can follow up with the event on their official Twitter, watch the videos and read #TNWEurope two days summary.

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