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News for Monday, May 15 2006

Source: CodeProject     Posted by Chris Maunder    Monday, May 15, 2006 8:00am    
News for Monday, May 15 2006

Industry News

DoJ gives thumbs-up to IE 7 search choice

Microsoft without a competitive advantage. Who would have thunk it?
Source: Arstechnica

Is 'Big Daddy' Choking Google?

Web site operators are clamoring to understand what can best be described as an ongoing disturbance in the Google Force.
Source: eWeek

Apple, Softbank Plan iPod Cell Phone

Softbank, Japan’s third-largest cellular carrier, and Apple Computer have reached a basic agreement to develop cell phones that can play songs downloaded from Apple’s iTunes Music Store, according to local press reports.
Source: CIO

Microsoft offers to share Windows protocols past deadline

Details of Windows protocols and formats will be available until at least 2009, according to a new agreement worked out between Microsoft and the US Department of Justice.
Source: eWeek

Developer News

Bounty for Vista coders who squish bugs at home

Brian Valentine, VP of the Windows division of Microsoft, has offered a $100 bounty for any bugs fixed over the weekend. Anyone else think this will reduce bug fixes on Fridays?
Source: News.com

JavaScript evolution to follow Python

The creator of JavaScript wants the language to become more like Python (without breaking backward compatibility) as it enters its second decade.
Source: InfoWorld

Tools wrap: Borland, Telelogic debut upgrades

Application testing, enterprise architecture offerings set
Source: InfoWorld

No love lost between Microsoft and OpenDocument

Third-party plug-in proves Microsoft's bad intentions toward the free document format
Source: InfoWorld

Hot Threads

Looking for an algorithm

Need help organizing a dance competition.
Source: The Code Project

Differences between C# and VB?

To brace, or not to brace, that is the question.
Source: The Code Project



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