THE NEWS WRAP: Developers say new Gmail app will expand upon regular email capabilities

The new Gmail app, Inbox, is not just an email app, according to its developers.

 

Inbox is being released as an invite-only system that works on the Chrome browser, Android phones, and iPhones.

 

It’s still a Gmail app, but instead of giving its users the traditional lists of emails, it tries to intelligently give you more information so you don’t even have to open them.

 

Google Now-style information cards appear in line with the message list and include things like flight times, package tracking and photos. It also tries to bundle emails into groups that you can quickly dismiss.

 

Former EA CEO takes over at Unity

 

Unity founder and chief executive officer David Helgason is stepping aside to let former Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello take over the job, VentureBeat reports.

 

Unity is a company that makes game-creation tools for developers. Helgason says not much will change at Unity and he believes Riccitiello is the right person for the job.

 

“I will be heavily involved in the company’s direction,” Helgason says.

 

“(Riccitiello) is the right person to help guide the company to the mission that we set ourselves over a decade ago: democratize game development.

 

“John completely agrees with our vision and our strategy. If anything it means that we’ll be more focused than ever about making sure everyone has access to the best technology and services.”

 

Twitter releases new developer toolkit

 

Twitter has unveiled Fabric, a new developer toolkit with software products to help build better third-party apps.

 

Fabric was showcased by Twitter executives in San Francisco at the social media giant’s first mobile developers conference, Flight.

 

Overnight

 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average down 153.49 to 16,461.32. The Australian dollar is currently trading at US88 cents.

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