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Udacity And Google Introduce An Android Programming Course Aimed At Novices


Google wishes to encourage people to master programming -- particularly for its' Android interface. Although the firm has already provided several courses on programming, they were usually aimed at people with at a bit of basic programming knowledge.

From today, Google's Android Basics Nanodegree course is offered on Udacity - the web educational platform. It is the first time Google has promoted an Android nanodegree class intended for those with no knowledge of programming.

Shanea King-Roberson, Google's program manager, said that Google wanted to make Android development understandable and accessible to all, so that irrespective of your circumstances, you can master app building and enhance the lives of others.

Foxconn Developing A Minimum Of 5 Firefox OS Devices

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English: Firefox 3 mac os x (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Foxconn Developing A Minimum Of 5 Firefox OS Devices

The nascent Mozilla Firefox OS, which hopes to become the third most popular operating system in mobile devices, has added an important ally to its roster. Foxconn, the frontrunner in contract electronics manufacturing has announced that it will be developing at least 5 devices running on the FireFoX OS.  Young Liu, Foxconn's general manager has indicated that the company may develop smartphones, laptops, televisions and tablets for Firefox. Meanwhile, Li Gong, Mozilla's senior-VC for mobile devices has expressed the hope that the partnership with Foxconn will help the company in attracting other manufacturers for its new OS.

Graph Search, A New Facebook Development

English: Mark Zuckerberg, founder Facebook, an...

English: Mark Zuckerberg, founder Facebook, and Jet Li in Davos, Switzerland, 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Graph Search, A New Facebook Development

A new Facebook development has been announced. Graph Search is an innovated, internal search engine with clear-cut precision developed by the Facebook team. At an event held at Menlo Park campus, Mark Zuckerberg presented the three segments of Facebook which are the timeline, newsfeed and the most recent Graph Search.

Zuckerberg held this press release to disclose a new Facebook development to let everyone know what exciting changes are in store for Facebook. In an explanation of exactly what Graph Search is, Zuckerberg portrayed the new feature as an internal search engine that is different from a regular online search engine.


South by Southwest (SXSW)

South by Southwest
The annual Consumer Electronics Shows gets all the attention but if you really want to put your finger on the pulse of the media world you need to head to South by Southwest.

For the past two dozen years some of the world’s most tech savvy people in music, film and development--idea people, every one- have gathered in Austin, Texas to talk shop. They have brought their notebooks, shared ideas, envisioned new devices and new ways to make and store and create the things we love today.

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