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Mobile Development and $10 Million Dollars (USD)

The smartphone battle is heating up. With Nokia tossing ten million dollars into the battle in an effort to pull attention back to Nokia smartphones in North America. While the applications are to target people in North America, anyone from around the world seems able to participate.

Microsoft Live Spaces Bites The Dust

Is it an admission of defeat? I received an email from a friend that started with this question. He went on to comment on the irony of the changes being made by Microsoft in regard to their support of blogging software. He indicated how unbelievable the report from TechCrunch was on the topic of Microsoft dropping Live Spaces and shifting their blogs -- and nearly 30 million users -- to WordPress. What is ironic about this move is not just that Microsoft is shifting away from its own blogging software, but that Microsoft is moving to WordPress, an Open Source product that uses things like PHP and MySQL. Of course, the comments on the TechCrunch article are what make for interesting reading. The first comment by rbanffy sums it up nicely: "Windows Live Spaces running of GPL'ed Wordpress, on top of GPL'ed Linux, storing data on GPL'ed MySQL."

Free Windows Phone 7 Training

Microsoft is going out of their way to provide free Windows Phone 7 development training to get people to develop for the Windows Phone 7 devices that are going to be hitting the market in the next few months. The WP7 operating system has already hit manufacturing, so it is just a matter of time before the deluge of devices starts flowing.

"Technology Tops" Crossword: Time for a Break

Do you know the top software company? How about the number one technology company? What's the most popular programming language? These top technology topics are just a few of the answers needed for this "Tech Tops" crossword puzzle.

Five Android Slates Available Today

The iPad gets nearly all of the attention when you bring up the topic of slates. If you've used an iPad, then you know that it really does deserve a lot of the hype. While its price is a bit steep, its nearly 10" screen and its huge array of apps make it great to use. I bought one for my wife. When she is not using it, my kids want to use it.

Web 2.0 is "so Last Year." It is Time for Web X.0

It might be surprising to know that Web 2.0 has its origins back in the 90s. In the past few years it has been front and center. At this point most people would agree that Web 2.0 is mainstream. So what's really the next big paradigm shift?

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