Shortly after Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8, Urban Airship announced the alliance agreement it signed with Microsoft to provide its push messaging services on Microsoft Azure and Windows Phone 8. Urban Airship's APIs already enable push messaging on Android, Blackberry, and iOS; accordingly, Windows Phone 8 makes a natural fit.
PipelineDB announced a developer preview of a new realtime analytics-as-a-service API: Stride. Stride delivers high capacity, realtime analytics through a simple, straightforward API. Users need not invest in costly, cumbersome infrastructure traditionally required for high-end analytics.