2007 was undoubtedly the year of Social Networking, but what of 2008? Will
'08 be the year of "Unified Communications" or the year when CMS comes to
stand for "Community Management System" - or even "Collaboration Management
System"? Or will it be the year of a giga-merger, to beat the mere
mega-mergers of 2007?
As usual at the end of each year, SYS-CON has been informally polling its
globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives,
commentators, investors, writers, and editors. As always, the range and depth
of their answers is fascinating, throwing light not just on where the
industry is going but also how it's going to get there, why, because of who,
within what kind of time-scale.
RIAs versus AJAX . Ruby on Rails . PHP . Facebook Competitors
Director of Web Technologies, Sun
Tim Bray managed the Oxford English Dictionary projec... (more)
iPhone on Ulitzer
As a diversion from its high-profile “who-knows-where-it-will-end”
dogfight with Gizmodo over an errant iPhone prototype, Apple has posted a
longish open letter on its web site over the signature of its CEO Steve Jobs
reiterating all the reasons why Apple has no use for Adobe’s Flash
Steve – or his ghost writer – says Adobe mischaracterizes the Apple ban
when it says it’s business-driven and only meant to protect the Apple App
Store. He claims it’s technology-driven.
“Flash,” he says, “was created during the PC era – for PCs and mice.
Flash is a su... (more)
I have been an Android user for my mobile phone for over two years now and
using their tablets almost as frequently. I started with the HTC EVO 4G, and
have possessed more than ten (no seriously) Android tablets, phones and
devices since then. I can (and do) root everything I own, installing custom
ROMs and using root only applications to keep my devices synced and ensure
continuity of user experience. However, I am no longer just going to wait on
developers to ensure this service, I will hereforth abstain from non-Google
As Google I/O kicks off today, and th... (more)
iPad on Ulitzer
Cloud Computing Expo - The debut of the iPad promises significant
opportunities well beyond just Apple.
The iPad promises to energize the emerging tablet PC segment, creating a
potential semiconductor opportunity of over US$4.1 billion in 2014 reports
Other component vendors will capitalize on the new opportunity for batteries
and displays, as well.
iPad Summit and iPad Expo by SYS-CON Events
SYS-CON Events announced on Monday that the first International "iPad Summit"
(www.ipadsummit.net), will take place November 1, 2010, at the Santa Clara
In Gartner's recently published list of Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends
for 2013, Mobile Applications and HTML5 was listed at #2. Four out of the
top 10 strategic technology trends were related to mobility. The author of
this report, Gartner Fellow David Cearley, shares that he expects HTML5 to be
increasingly important for a wide variety of needs.
Now for the news...
Google's YouTube HTML5 site now features a better version for all mobile
devices. Symbian’s Steve Litchfield provides screenshots and describes
how the new version for Symbian is “now identical to that for Windo... (more)
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Mobile sales rose by 133 percent year on year in August to £1.6 billion,
underlining the huge g... (more)