Mandrill, a Mailchimp add-on, announced an outage early this week. The company reported that users could send emails, but could not receive emails. Additionally, users experienced errors when using webhooks and scheduled mailings. On February 5th, the company reported that it had resolved the issue.
Microsoft has announced that it is going to fork and extend Node.js, leading developers to express concern over what the move means for the long term future of Node.js. Historically (think Java), things have not always gone that well when Microsoft decides to fork and extend a technology.
West Bank hackathon signals growth in the Palestinian tech ecosystem. Inbox aims to compete with Gmail with API for email app builders. Plus: game developers hail major iOS graphics upgrade, and the problem with easy APIs.