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Goldman Sachs is on a hiring spree for the tech team at the heart of its new strategy

“Goldman recently hired Reinaldo Aguiar, a former senior software engineer at Google who focused on the tech giant’s search ranking, to build out the bank’s Marquee platform, Business Insider first reported” writes Frank Chaparro for businessinsider.com. The firm is looking to hire 60 staff for its Marquee platform, people familiar with the matter tell Business Insider.The idea is that giving clients access to Goldman Sachs’ data and analytics tools strengthens the bank’s relationship with them, leading to additional business.Goldman Sachs is looking to hire a slew of engineers as it…

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Your Twitter Third-Party Apps, Such As Tweetbot And Talon, May Soon Stop Working

“Twitter has always said that they do not want third-party apps to simply copy what the official app does” writes Aaron Mamiit for techtimes.com. Third-party apps for Twitter, such as Tweetbot, Talon, Twitterific, and Tweetings, may soon stop working due to a planned change to the social network’s API. The update was initially scheduled to be rolled out in June, but Twitter has decided to delay the launch.However, third-party apps have not listened.The developers of Tweetbot, Talon, Twitterific, and Tweetings are warning Twitter users that third-party apps for the social network may…

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Twitter can’t decide if it wants to kill third-party apps

“That’s because the company can’t seem to make up its mind on whether it wants to keep third-party Twitter clients around” writes Karissa Bell for mashable.com. Now, it can’t even give a clear answer on whether it wants third-party apps around at all.Third-party apps have historically been much farther ahead of the curve in terms of adapting to the constantly changing needs of users.Third-party Twitter clients have been an important part of the company’s platform since Twitter’s early days. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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‘My inbox is full of error messages’: Instagram’s new data restrictions just gave a massive shock to developers

“It was only a short time ago, he said, that people were pushing the idea of open data, and making data available for creative purposes” writes Shona Ghosh for businessinsider.com. In Lewandowski’s case, he makes free, creative apps for Instagram as a kind of marketing tool for a paid-for creative community, Makelight, which he runs with his wife.”There was a time when it was great to have data available, there was creativity being supported by these platforms. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Facebook plans to restrict data access via multiple APIs, logins, to show apps you are connected …

“Facebook will be controlling the data access that third-party apps have when you use Facebook logins or APIs to connect with them” reports firstpost.com. In its latest update, Facebook has enlisted how it is going to limit data access via restricting API access among other measures.And by Facebook’s own admission, it also “let apps access more data than necessary.”.  Source: firstpost.com Share This:

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Facebook is limiting developers’ access to user data, following Cambridge Analytica scandal

“The feature will also alert users who may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica data leak” writes Troy Wolverton for businessinsider.com. He also announced that Facebook now believes the number of people affected by the Cambridge Analytica data leak was 87 million — about 74% more than previous estimates. What’s more, the changes don’t appear to require developers of older apps to delete information Facebook now considers out-of-bounds.Still contending with the fallout from its leak of data to Trump-linked research firm Cambridge Analytica, Facebook on Wednesday announced a series…

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Google Maps API lets game developers build real-world video games

“Google is implementing an API to allow game developers to build games with data from Google Maps to be available to developers” reports xda-developers.com. Not only is Google opening up its real-time Google Maps data, but it is also providing a Unity Software Development Kit (SDK) to make it easier to incorporate Google Map’s data into any game.Google Maps supplies a worldwide updated map and many places can be viewed at street-level via Google Street View.Games that utilize real-world navigational data like Pokemon Go and Ingress rely on Google Maps…

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