Google’s release of Chrome for Android was the big news of the tech world on Tuesday. The Web giant brought its browser to mobile devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s available as a free download in the Android Market.
While Android, Apple, and Facebook get the most love from app developers, BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) wants app makers to invest in its platform as well, the company’s new CEO Thorsten Heins said this week at BlackBerry DevCon Europe. Thirteen percent of BlackBerry developers make more than $100,000 from BlackBerry App World, which he said is more than earnings from “any iPhone or Android app.”
Those looking for a job in today’s economy might just want to consider getting into the app field, a new study from TechNet indicates. There are currently about 466,000 app-related jobs in the U.S., up from zero in 2007, when the iPhone was introduced.
Meanwhile, security was also top of mind on Tuesday, as Symantec confirmed that its pcAnywhere source code was published to The Pirate Bay and possibly other channels. Also, the hacker collective known as Anonymous reportedly released emails from the office of Syrian President Bashar Assad that focus on preparation for his recent interview with Barbara Walters. And, London’s Metropolitan Police Service apologized to victims of the News of the World phone hacking scandal, acknowledging it could have done more to inform those whose voicemails were intercepted.
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