Sunday, August 29, 2010

Microsoft IE9 screenshots show up on Russian website

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Microsoft's Russian website today revealed details about the new Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) user interface, touting new features such as quick-release tabs and a Chrome-like address-cum-search bar.

Although the company has issued several developer previews of IE9 since March, those builds have lacked any UI, and instead have presented the rendering and JavaScript engines in a wrapper that lacks even the most basic navigational aids, such as a Back button.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Motorola buys Web app developer in effort to build Android apps

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Motorola appears ready to do more development on top of Android, with its acquisition of 280 North, a company that develops Web applications.

The deal happened "earlier this summer," according to Motorola, and was first reported on Wednesday by TechCrunch. Motorola did not disclose the purchase price.

Rumored SAP-Red Hat takeover viewed with skepticism

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Rumors swirled once again this week regarding a possible takeover of Red Hat, this time by SAP, but a number of industry observers said Thursday that the prospect is unlikely at best.

"There seem to be so many more directions that make more sense" for SAP, such as the enterprise mobility strategy it is pursuing through its recent acquisition of Sybase, said 451 Group analyst China Martens.

Mobile-friendly documents just got a lot easier

August 27, 2010 Apple's iWork Pages can now export the EPUB standard for e-readers; don't be surprised if that moves more content to mobile and displaces PDF By Galen Gruman

Putting Google Realtime to real-world use

August 27, 2010Google Realtime, which makes real-time data more customizable and accessible, can be a valuable business tool to know what customers are thinking By Tony Bradley

Office2 for iPhone and iPad

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