One day, Google believes, software developers will love its “non-existent” Android handset just as much as they love the iPhone – and maybe more. Speaking this morning at eComm, a conference dedicated to “emerging communications,” Google mobile platforms guru Rich Miner acknowledged that for the moment, Apple may have an advantage. After all, Steve Jobs and company have actually shipped a piece of hardware, while the first Android handset won’t arrive until “the second half of this year.” But Miner also told the crowd that Stevo hasn’t treated developers as well as they deserve. More Â»
Internet Explorer is upgrading again – this time to become more Internet standards compliant. Huh? Well, let me try to explain it simply – Microsoft tends to break the rules of the standards committees and replace them with their own. Every since the Open Office XML file standard was approved ahead of Microsoft and the International Regulating organizations didn’t want to modify it for Microsoft – they seem to have been singing a different tune. Realizing they truly don’t control the internet and all software development.
If you are a developer ready to test a whole new compliant internet with Internet Explorer, why not try out the new Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 from Microsoft.
On Wenesday, Microsoft and Nintendo both announced that their popular video game consoles would be able to play games written by independent developers. The games would be available via both companyâ€™s online services. The announcement is part of an effort to somehow tap the large enthusiasm for â€œcasual games.â€
In a week that saw Yahoo stave off Microsoft’s advance, Yahoo themselves went shopping. They obviously found something they liked, and they paid $160 million to acquire Maven Networks, a web company that markets a management package that tracks and manages advertisements in online videos. So we’d guess that we’re in for more commercials on the web….
Have you Seen the new 8GB Microsoft Zune? It’s hard to look at it and not think of some of the older versions of the iPod nano. Probably not a coincidence, especially when you consider that the Zune’s official website bears a strong resemblance to Apple’s. Interestingly enough, the word Microsoft is not even mentioned on the site.
Microsoft has finally joined the Dark Age of gaming as it unveiled the Xbox 360 Elite System in black. Will this bring new light to the next generation of gaming? The launch of the new system heightens its rivalry with Sonyâ€™s PS3 and Nintendoâ€™s Wii. Armed with more storage space, enhanced graphics capabilities, and a new black finish, the Xbox 360 Elite system is as formidable as it can get.
Halo 3 is out and the blog reports are in: The game is fantastic, the packagingâ€¦not so much. This is because the Special limited Edition box sets designed for die-hard fans are scratching the game discs. Though this doesnâ€™t appear to stop people from playing the game, itâ€™s a snafu that Microsoft could have lived […]