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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?

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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