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GENBAND Dangles Prizes For Developers

Frisco-based GENBAND, the developer of telecommunications hardware, is further ramping up its efforts to attract third party developers, saying this week that it is offering cash prizes for entries in its 2011 GENFuzion Developers Challenge. The company said its contest, which ends July 15th, will provide cash awards to users of its application programming interfaces (APIs) on its A2 Application Server. The firm is putting up some serious cash for the contest; it says first prizes, per category, are $15,000, second place, $10,000, and third place, $5,000 in addition to other prizes; the firm has five different categories for entries, including Lifestyle, Productivity, Mobility, Unified Communications and Video.