Today Mashery, an Intel Company announced their acquisition of Hacker League, the world's largest platform for hackathon organizers. Created in late 2011, over the last two years Hacker League has helped run over 450 hackathons worldwide. The move will allow Hacker League to reach an ever wider audience. Mashery at the same time gets the opportunity to invest in a hackathon management tool that meets the growing demand of their Enterprise customer base.
Microsoft just announced one of the more groundbreaking enhancements to its app maker, Windows App Studio. The REST AI Data Source allows users to retrieve data from third party API providers. The move greatly expands the potential for app development within the Windows App Studio environment.