Path’s social networking app has been acquired by South Korea’s Daum Kakao

May 30

Path has sold the five-year-old social networking app that gave the company its name. The buyer is South Korean mobile company Daum Kakao, which picked it up for an undisclosed sum. The asset deal should grow the number of Path users in Asian markets. Daum Kakao — makers of the popular Kakao Talk messaging app — has significant experience building a large user...

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Google’s new Polymer library makes it easier to build feature-packed Web apps

May 30

More good news for developers today: Google’s Polymer library, which makes it easy to add functionality like forms, maps and calendars to Web projects, is now ready for use in production applications. The first formal release of Polymer brings major performance improvements over the developer preview. Google has updated the Polymer site with documentation for...

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Google’s Chromecast is about to get a lot better for gaming, dual-screen apps and binge-watching shows

May 30

17 million Chromecasts and 1.5 billion content streams on, Google is launching new tools that will help developers enhance video and gaming experiences on its streaming device. The new Remote Display API (beta) allows your smartphone or tablet to act as a second screen and negates the need for it to mirror what’s on your TV. That means your device can display...

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Google Debuts App Invites, A More Personalized System For Inviting Friends To Try Apps

May 30

Google has debuted a new product called “App Invites” aimed at helping mobile app developers grow their application’s user base. Now in beta for both iOS and Android, App Invites includes a set of standardized tools for sending out app invites over SMS and email, highlighting recommended contacts, creating personalized onboarding experiences for new users,...

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