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LaunchKit Now Helps Developers Keep Track Of Their App Store Sales — LaunchKit, which aims to give developers a tool set that makes launching new apps easier, announced its newest service this week. The free LaunchKit App Store Sales Reporter helps developers track the sales they generate from Apple's App Store (just like its name implies).

Mozilla Will Soon Launch Sponsored Suggested Tiles Based On Your Browsing History — It's pretty odd hearing a not-for-profit organization like Mozilla talk about how it wants to help advertisers strengthen the conversation between brands and its users - especially given that I've never met anybody who wanted to have a conversation with a brand. But that's the world we live in.

Google Study Shows Security Questions Aren’t All That Secure — What is your favorite food? What was your first teacher's name? What's the name of your first pet? Do those questions sound familiar to you? If they do, it's probably because you either have really boring and repetitive conversations or you've answered them as security questions when you signed up for a new account somewhere.

YouTube Live Streams Get HTML5 Player And Now Support 60FPS Playback — Last year, YouTube introduced 60 frames per second (fps) video streams and today, it's bringing the same smooth playback experience to live streaming videos, as well. As Google rightly notes in today's announcement, this will be especially exciting for game streaming (as well as for live sports events), so it has also worked with various video game capture vendors like Elgato and XSplit to bring 60fps support to their services.

RealtyHop Helps Investors Find Underappreciated Rental Properties — The real estate market is bouncing back from the recession, which means house flipping shows are back on HGTV and investors are having a harder time finding underpriced properties. RealtyHop, which was developed by the team behind the Y Combinator-backed RentHop, wants to make it easier for investors to find these kinds of properties.

OpenStack Embraces Containers — The recent interest in containers has often been perceived as a threat (or at least an alternative) to OpenStack, the open source cloud computing infrastructure platform founded by RackSpace and NASA in 2010.

Google’s Tone Chrome Extension Lets You Share URLs By Sound — Google launched an experimental Chrome extension today that lets you share the URL from your current browser tab with anybody within earshot. Tone, which is now available in the Chrome Web Store, uses sound to transmit the information and uses the speakers and microphones now typically available on any laptop.

Authy Launches Simplified Two-Factor Authentication — Authy, the two-factor authentication startup recently acquired by Twilio, announced its newest product at its parent company's Signal developer conference today. Authy's new OneTouch authentication service makes two-factor authentication about as painless as possible.

OpenStack Launches Community App Catalog To Make Installing Cloud Stacks And Apps Easier — The OpenStack Foundation today launched a beta of a new project for its open source cloud computing platform at its bi-annual developer and user conference that aims to make it easier for new users to get started. The foundation will now host a community app catalog that will allow users to share templates for setting up apps and services on the platform.

Twilio Launches IP Messaging, New Conference Call Services And High-Volume SMS Tools — Twilio is kicking off its Signal conference today and - unsurprisingly - the company is announcing a slew of new services for developers that use its voice, video and messaging platform. Maybe the most important new services out of the eight new tools the company is announcing today is the Twilio IP Messaging service.
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May 22, 2015

Google I/O is trying something new with keynote access this year. I guess that means long lines on Wednesday.

May 22, 2015

LaunchKit Now Helps Developers Keep Track Of Their App Store Sales

May 22, 2015

RT @travisbernard: I’m looking for an intern for my social / audience dev team at TechCrunch. Let me know if you or anyone else might be interested.

May 21, 2015

RT @usatodaytech: AdultFriendFinder says personal data for as many as 4 million members may have been stolen $FEYE…

May 21, 2015

Firefox Will Soon Get Sponsored Suggested Tiles Based On Your Browsing History

May 21, 2015

RT @TechCrunch: YouTube Live Streams Get HTML5 Player And Now Support 60FPS Playback by @fredericl

May 21, 2015

@iamronak is that happening this year? Don't think I've heard anything yet.

May 21, 2015

@iamronak for sure. That'll be my third time in Vancouver this year.

May 20, 2015

and that's a wrap for me at the #OpenStackSummit. Another great event. Fun watching the OpenStack ecosystem develop.

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