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India and Brazil biggest countries for app growth

BSNL launched their enterprise cloud services with Dimension Data on Tuesday

Research from App Annie highlighted emerging markets are set to account for 45% of global app revenue by 2020, with revenue growth expected to double figures in western economies.

Apple augments CloudKit with new APIs – eyes enterprise

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Apple has given developers a new option in CloudKit, a new application programming interface (API) into its servers. The new feature is announced on the Apple developer news blog.

Ingram confirms Odin deal to boost cloud app channel

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Parallels is to sell its cloud management technology Odin Service Automation to IT distributor Ingram Micro for an undisclosed sum in a deal expected to close by 2016.

TIBCO launches code-free cloud app builder

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Software vendor TIBCO has launched a new system that it claims will allow users to build cloud applications without any knowledge of languages or programming.

New Mendix system replaces programme writing with system modeling in the cloud

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Development system maker Mendix claims its new system can speed application development by replacing the programme writing with application modeling.

App store specialist AppDirect bags $50m

AppDirect raised $50m in its latest round

Cloud app store specialist AppDirect has secured $50m in its latest round of funding, bringing the total capital raised by the firm to just over $110m.

Salesforce offers free code for custom enterprise app stores modeled on AppExchange

Salesforce is releasing a free package of code that lets enterprises build their own app stores

The company is releasing a free package of code based on Salesforce’s own AppExchange to let users customise the look and feel of the app store, which can be used to distribute apps internally to employees as well as externally to customers and partners; the app stores support AppExchange apps, custom apps built on the Salesforce1 platform, or third-party Web or mobile apps, and users can also add third-party payment processors.

Verizon cloud marketplace goes live

Verizon's cloud marketplace aims to make it easier for devs to deploy applications on its infrastructure

Verizon has unveiled its one-stop-shop for cloud-based applications certified to work on the telco’s cloud infrastructure.

Telstra taps AppDirect for cloud marketplace

Telstra plans to offer a cloud app store based on AppDirect's technology

The deal with Telstra marks AppDirect’s first foray into the Asia Pacific region, and is a sign of the growing popularity of cloud application marketplaces

OpenStack announces Marketplace catalogue of open source tech

The OpenStack Marketplace aims to help simplify user adoption of cloud services, and help them make sense of the growing OpenStack ecosystem

The OpenStack Foundation announced the launch of Marketplace this week, an online catalogue of OpenStack-based products and services to help navigate the growing OpenStack ecosystem. Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation said the catalogue will help clear up much confusion users encounter along the path to adoption.

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