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Microsoft's acquisition of Wand Labs could spell a new era for conversational intelligence

The acquisition could allow Microsoft to progress with its "Conversation as a Platform" goals and break new ground in conversational and machine intelligence. However, it also means Wand will shut down its service and PlugIn API.  

Gartner: Enterprise mobile development spending is too low to meet demand

Even though demand for mobile apps in the enterprise is increasing, enterprise mobile app development's average budget proportion has actually declined since last year.

Apple introduces Swift 3 developer preview

Apple has unveiled a developer preview of version 3.0 of its Swift programming language. The new version, which will become generally available later this year, features broader Swift community support, open development and capacity for faster build times.

Apple's iOS 10: Five key features developers will love

For Apple, iOS 10 represents "the biggest release ever of the world's most advanced mobile operating system." Here are five things that mobile developers need to know about the latest version.

Developer creates iPhone case that lets users run Android

Mobile developer Nick Lee appears to have cracked the code for bringing Android to the Apple iPhone, and devs around the industry are intrigued.

Windows Holographic and Google Daydream may be the future of app development

Both Microsoft and Google are making noise in the augmented reality/virtual reality market, and their recent moves may transform how mobile developers approach this sector.

VisionMobile says few developers are creating software 'for the fun of it'

Most developers work as professionals, according to a recent analysis conducted by business management consultant VisionMobile, with only a few creating apps just for enjoyment.

Want to give Alexa development a try? Echoism.io is here to help

Want to find out what the Amazon Alexa Voice Service is all about? Now, Amazon is empowering developers to give Alexa a try thanks to its Echoism.io Alexa skill testing tool.

Microsoft woos developers with Skype for Business App SDK Preview

Microsoft is enabling developers to integrate instant messaging, audio and video experiences into their custom iOS and Android applications. While its initial focus is to drive "remote advisor" solutions, the SDK could also be a draw to developing for the Office platform, and beyond.  

Google's revamped Firebase promises ongoing improved support

Remember Firebase, aka the backend-as-a-service (BaaS) provider that Google acquired in October 2014? Now, Firebase is expanding to become a "unified app platform for Android, iOS and mobile web development."