Red Hat needed to fill the mobile app gap in its portfolio, so it’s buying FeedHenry to add its mobile smarts to OpenShift.
The week in cloud: The word of late is if you’re not doing “mobile” you’re not doing development. So Pivotal Cloud Foundry, like every other PaaS, is adding mobile-specific services.
AWS takes on Google Drive, Box, Dropbox with Zocalo document sharing and collaboration service.
Sources expect Amazon to preview its long-anticipated mobile app development infrastructure and services later this week in New York City.
The social networking giant also said Braintree, Appmethod and Get Satisfaction will become program partners that will contribute to the bag of development prizes for the winners.
Through its mobile app development Technovation Challenge, nonprofit Iridescent Learning has reached thousands of girls across the country. Now it wants to reach around the world.
Facebook has acquired Parse, the company that helps developers write mobile apps in the cloud.
A new mobile engineering effort out of Palo Alto, Calif. appears to be all about client-side development, but it’s likely that AWS will get into the Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) market too.
Appcelerator is launching a fund to back early-stage mobile startups. The first investment is in Lanica, which is building a gaming engine on top of Appcelerator’s Titanium platform. Appcelerator is looking for startups that can help its ecosystem and accelerate mobile in general.
Qualcomm, which normally works with manufacturers, is taking a page from Intel and trying to sell developers and ultimately consumers on the benefits of its chips. With a new Snapdragon SDK for Android, Qualcomm thinks it can be the go-to name for devs and consumers.