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Microsoft will release the full version of Office 2010 to businesses May 12, around a month before consumers are given the newest version of the company's productivity suite. A Microsoft executive also indicated in a blog posting that Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010 were all on track to be released to manufacturing in April. Office 2010 incorporates cloud-based access to stripped-down versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, in a bid to challenge other online services such as Google Apps.
The Eclipse Foundation today announced a series of moves for its Mylyn project, including a number of sub-projects and support for web services standards efforts.
Google sees value in using location-based services, such as Google Latitude and Google Buzz to connect to disparate Web services and provide recommendations, but the search engine believes it's important to mitigate the potential privacy scares associated with such services. To do this, Google product manager Steve Lee said making such services opt-in is crucial. There would also have to be a mutual understanding between the friend providing the recommendation from an app and the recipient of the recommendation for this to work.
The Motorola Backflip arrived on the AT&T network over the weekend, making it the carriers first smartphone to feature the Google Android operating system. Backflip is priced at $100 after rebate and can take advantage of AT&Ts HSPA 7.2 technology.
A regional bank in New Orleans takes a hard look at itself and adopts SOA as part of a major transformation
Search engine maker Google is again providing scholarships in 2010 for student open source works. Information is now first hand this week in Stuttgart and Karlsruhe.
Graphics beyond Java
Information has gone from scarce to superabundant. That brings huge new benefits, says Kenneth Cukier (interviewed here)—but also big headaches
Perceptive Pixel chief scientist Jefferson Han has big plans for changing how people use computers
The technique relies on software that performs real-time ray tracing
Responsables de Google han mostrado su falta de optimismo sobre el futuro del PC como plataforma desde la que realizar búsquedas on-line.
How can developers create great apps using just a simulator? They can't, so good iPad apps may be a ways off