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BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha freebies can’t save RIM’s stock

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha freebies can’t save RIM’s stock

RIM may be handing out BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha devices to all and sundry at BlackBerry World 2012, but the company is stressing hard that consumers shouldn't expect to see the pixel-dense prototype on store shelves. Intended to give developers a real-world device on which to trial their BlackBerry 10 SDK efforts on, the Dev Alpha may well end up being significantly different to what goes on sale later in 2012. The absence of any hard news on RIM's commercial launch plans has seen shares in the company take a dive.

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WWDC 2012 sells out in two hours: Resales forbidden

WWDC 2012 sells out in two hours: Resales forbidden

Tickets for WWDC 2012 have already sold out, just two hours after going on sale, dramatically beating last year's record for the coveted Apple developer event. Put up for sale earlier today, Apple has now updated its WWDC site with the news that all the tickets have gone. Meanwhile, the company has also banned ticket resales , modifying its terms & conditions to prevent scalpers from reselling developer access at last year's ridiculous mark-ups.

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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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