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Progressive web apps challenge native mobile apps

Native mobile apps have generally had the edge when it comes to user experience over web-based apps. But the tide is turning, with progressive web apps — a technology spearheaded by Google and Mozilla—catching on at major web properties and developer tools becoming available. “We’re starting to see a lot of large companies come back to the web because of its low friction,” said Addy Osmani, an engineering manager on Google’s Chrome team. He cited Lyft and Twitter as examples. [ Get started: How to launch the right mobile development strategy….

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Former immigration detainees challenge labor practices

AP Photo/David Zalubowski DENVER (AP) — Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates’ hair, but the pay is always the same – $1 a day. A group of former detainees says the system borders on modern-day slavery. They are challenging it in federal court and have won the right to sue … Read the referenced story here: Former…

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