Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) surged 1.13% and to closed at $141.42 on Thursday Pre-market: 141.50 +0.08 (0.06%). On March 21, 2017 , Apple Inc. reported that Swift Playgrounds™, a revolutionary app for iPad® that assists students learn to code, is now available in five new languages counting Simplified Chinese, Japanese, French, German and Latin American Spanish. Designed to make learning and experimenting with real code interactive and fun, Swift Playgrounds is perfect for students and beginners to explore working with Swift™, the easy-to-learn programming language from Apple that is used by professional developers to create world-class apps.
Xiaoming Bao Said:
“Swift Playgrounds is the perfect app to assist our students learn to code, and I’m very anxious students in China are now are able to use it with Simplified Chinese support,” said Xiaoming Bao, Hangzhou Foreign Languages School. “Last year, we created an optional coding class for my students to learn fundamental coding concepts using Swift Playgrounds. I had no previous experience with coding, but the engaging and easy-to-learn app, together with the comprehensive teacher guide developed by Apple, made me confident that I could inspire and facilitate my students to learn to code, and understand coding as a way of thinking that can be applied to other subjects and everyday life. Chinese language support will make the learning experience with Swift Playgrounds even easier for students.”
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) both are the most active technology Stocks. Today, One Horizon Group Inc (NASDAQ:OHGI), the award winning mobile VoIP software provider for telecommunications operators, declared that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) published a feature on how One Horizon Group improves its time to market. Microsoft Azure’s cloud computing environment hosts One Horizon Group’s optimized VoIP technology thereby removing expensive infrastructure requirement for customers, improving competitive position in global market, reducing operational cycles and costs, enhancing security and streamlining development/operations.
Brian Collins, CEO of One Horizon Group, commented, “We are seeing massive growth opportunities all over the world. Carriers are realizing that with our technology we solve a very real problem in addition to unlocking value through an additional and otherwise lost customer roaming revenue stream. Recently, our technology is live in seven emerging markets. Naturally, as we continue to grow, we will need to become more operationally efficient and utilize technology that will support our growth programs. Microsoft’s cloud platform is seamless, reliable and secure. In Addition To, we are able to save hard operational costs that will now go into marketing our technology. We look forward to a strong working relationship together.”