Tech journalists often garner criticism for casting the competition between technology companies in overly dramatic terms, typically involving the language of warfare. "The Browser Wars." "Blu-Ray Wins HD DVD Battle." And so on. I've been guilty of this once or twice myself. But it's difficult to see the competition between Microsoft and Adobe for leadership … Continue reading Battle of the RIA Stars
In advance of its tenth anniversary as a company, Google this week launched a beta version of its first Web browser, Chrome -- a move widely perceived as an assault on Microsoft's dominant Internet Explorer browser. But Google's motivation for developing its own browser may be more a response to cross-browser runtime platforms like Flash … Continue reading Google’s Chrome and RIAs: A Response to Flash and Silverlight?
CNET's Martin LaMonica reports that later today Microsoft and Nokia will announce plans to bring Silverlight to Nokia's Symbian OS based Series 60 and Series 40 smartphones along with Nokia Internet tablets. The piece also cites John Case, general manager of Microsoft's developer division, as stating that a version of Silverlight for Windows Mobile will … Continue reading Silverlight on Nokia Smartphones
A quick update on two items on which I reported yesterday. CNET News.com's Martin LaMonica today quotes John Case, general manager of Microsoft's developer division as saying that Microsoft will add offline capabilities to Silverlight "eventually": "It's something that we will want to do," Case said in an interview on Monday. "Eventually, customers will expect … Continue reading Rumor Updates: Eventually. Maybe.