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Facebook’s Asana initiates paid Premium

Facebook’s Asana initiates paid Premium

It appears that the folks once responsible for pieces of Facebook's original development have taken their next project, Asana, to the next level. This task assignment and list-making environment is now able to work with more than just its first set of teams of 30 people and moves to a "Workspace" that'll cost users cash. Higher tiers include up to 50 members, 75, and 100, all starting at $300 a month. This update also includes Priority Support and Project-level Permissions for NDA and non-public sharing.

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Pebble breaks Kickstarter record; Broad dev features detailed

Pebble breaks Kickstarter record; Broad dev features detailed

E-paper smartwatch Pebble continues to set Kickstarter records, breaking the $3.6m barrier with a month left to run, while the team responsible fleshes out its developer support. The free SDK will be available prior to Pebble itself shipping, with a simulator to test out apps-in-progress; there'll also be a web service so that online apps can send notifications to Pebble without a local app on the watch or paired smartphone being required.

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Nike opens beta NikeFuel API to Devs

Nike opens beta NikeFuel API to Devs

Wearable fitness technology has become something very popular with athletes and other folks that work out. This sort technology allows the user to capture data about their workout and share with friends or store the data for comparisons over time. Nike has one of the latest and most popular wearable fitness tech devices around called the Nike FuelBand.

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Apple coughs up another 10% of iAd revenue for devs

Apple coughs up another 10% of iAd revenue for devs

It appears since Apple has more money than it knows what to do with, it's starting to give a bit back to developers. Apple has notified participants in its iAd program that they will be getting a bump in the percentage of income they are paid out from their ads. Previously, developers received a 60% cut of revenue.

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Nokia Lumia 800C and 610C CDMA Windows Phones official for China

Nokia Lumia 800C and 610C CDMA Windows Phones official for China

Nokia has officially revealed its first CDMA Windows Phones, the Lumia 800C and 610C, and China will be the first country to get them. Variants, as the names suggest, of Nokia's existing Lumia 800 and 610, the 800C will drop on China Telecom first in April, with the 610C following on in Q2 2012. They'll come with the usual Nokia Music, Nokia Drive and Nokia Maps apps, exclusive to the Finnish company's Windows Phones.

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Microsoft and Nokia cough up €18m app kickstarter

Microsoft and Nokia cough up €18m app kickstarter

Microsoft and Nokia have jointly committed up to €18m ($24m) to train and support app developers as part of the new AppCampus program, though the cash will go to Symbian and S40 coders as well as Windows Phone. The new fund will support the freshly established mobile application development program at Aalto University in Finland, "to create a new generation of self-sustaining mobile startups" as well as ensuring that Windows Phone and the other platforms hopefully don't go without key titles in future.

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RIM: Chillax about BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha, we just squashed a PlayBook

RIM: Chillax about BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha, we just squashed a PlayBook

RIM may be giving up to 2,000 developers a BlackBerry 10 device at the BlackBerry Jam event in early May, but the company is keen to point out that we shouldn't extrapolate too much from either hardware or software about the next-gen smartphones. In fact, the OS running on the device - dubbed the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha - won't even be true BlackBerry 10, instead "a prototype running a modified version of the PlayBook OS which will help developers design their apps for the BlackBerry 10 smartphone form factor."

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RIM pushes HTML5 apps amid Canada user exodus

RIM pushes HTML5 apps amid Canada user exodus

RIM has turned to courting HTML5-curious developers as a stopgap solution to slumping BlackBerry sales in Canada and elsewhere, arguing the case for universal webapps to counter coder apathy. BlackBerry marketshare in Canada - not RIM's biggest single market, but meaningful as it is the firm's home turf - has dipped below iPhone levels this week, hand in hand with decreasing levels of developer interest as BlackBerry 10's late 2012 launch looks unpalatably distant. That's prompted a charm offensive by RIM code champions, pushing HTML5 development as preferable to native code.

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