Yahoo Wednesday became the latest company to provide developers with the opportunity to build rich Internet applications with some desktop functions with its unveiling of a preview version of a new offering called BrowserPlus.
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Chinese blogger Paul Denlinger noted in his blog Monday that for the first time ever, Chinese flags are lowered to half mast to commemorate the loss of ordinary citizens. The flags have been lowered for the tens of thousands of victims down during a three-day national mourning period that ends on Wednesday.
Stymied by a lack of user interest in Microsoft Vista, many North American developers are still not targeting the new operating system when writing new applications, according to a survey released today. The survey did find some growth in Vista development will come in 2009.
Sun Microsystems used Tuesday's opening JavaOne Conference keynote to demonstrate its JavaFX client technology for building rich Internet applications (RIA) and announced that the tool set will ship in the northern Autumn.
<a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/inform.do?command=search&searchTerms=MySpace+Inc.">MySpace Inc.</a> Thursday announced the public launch of its <a href="http://apps.myspace.com/Modules/AppGallery/Pages/index.aspx?fuseaction=apps.gallery">MySpace Application Gallery</a>, which is stocked with more than 1,000 new applications that its users can add to their profiles.
US company Coghead has rolled out a hosted service that can be used by developers to sell applications created using the company's "do it yourself" web application development technology .
Google Monday announced that local business owners can now add YouTube videos to their listings in Google Maps.
IBM unveiled two mashup products this week, one aimed at allowing nontechnical business users to quickly build new applications by melding data from various sources, and a mashup development environment for technical users.
Pranks were rife on the web last week for April Fools' Day 2008, ranging from a prominent tech blogger's claim to have filed a US$25 million (NZ$31 million) suit against Facebook for the unauthorised use of his image to Google's unveiling of a feature that would allow users to send email back into the past.
Information Builders has released a new mashup application for integrating business intelligence data with Google Maps without developer coding.
The role of corporate IT units in business intelligence will become increasingly marginalised in the future as emerging technologies such as search and collaboration tools allow individual users and business units to build their own analytic applications, according to a recent study by analyst firm Gartner.
Microsoft Corp. Wednesday announced its first collaboration with the open source <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/inform.do?command=search&searchTerms=Eclipse+Foundation">Eclipse Foundation</a> by committing to provide engineering support to allow the Eclipse Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) to use Microsoft's <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/inform.do?command=search&searchTerms=Microsoft+.NET+Framework">Windows Presentation Foundation</a> (WPF). The move aims to make it easier for Java developers to write applications that look and feel like native <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/inform.do?command=search&searchTerms=Microsoft+Windows+Vista">Windows Vista</a>, according to Microsoft.
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Yahoo is planning to open its Yahoo Search engine to allow third parties to add a wide variety of data to search results.