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Laszlo demo: The write once/run anywhere (Flash,DHTML,Java,Silverlight) RIA dev tool?

If you're like a lot of Web developers who want to turn their static Web sites in to something more rich and interactive (these days, referred to as Rich Internet Applications or RIAs), one of the challenges is in choosing a platform to target. The main choices are Adobe's Flash, the more standard DHTML/Javascript, Sun's Java (actually JavaFX), and Microsoft's Silverlight platform.

November 8, 2007 by David Berlind


Major League Baseball makes news as latest DRM trainwreck

In another story that will go down in history as one of the more severe Digtal Rights Management trainwrecks (and a shining example of why DRM will ultimately do a brand more harm than good), Major League Baseball (MLB) now finds itself in a PR nightmare after a technology adjustment resulted in the deactivation of content that many MLB fans purchased under the assumption that the content would be available to them indefinitely.

November 8, 2007 by David Berlind


Dell: The M2300 may look like a subnotebook, but it's certifiably a 'workstation'

While I get into the "workstation" argument all the time, I decided not to belabor the point too much when questioning Dell Precision workstation product managers Don Maynard and Chris Spencer about Dell's newest entry into the mobile workstation space announced today: the M2300. The new notebook-cum-workstation hails from Dell's Precision-branded workstation lineup which now includes three notebooks: the M2300 with a 14.

November 6, 2007 by David Berlind


Why Apple only takes credit cards for iPhones & the legal questions raised

Earlier this week, in a post headlined Apple, hackenomics, and the waning anonymity (and obsoletion) of cash, I warned of how Apple's practice of requiring credit cards to purchase iPhones wreaks of a future where our cash is no good and our privacy is sacrificed as a result of dealing in the far more trackable (and far less anonymous than cash) currency of plastic (credit cards, debit cards).

November 2, 2007 by David Berlind


There's much more to GMail's support of IMAP than meets the eye

If you're like me and you saw last week's announcement from Google regarding GMail's support of the IMAP mail retrieval protocol (and you know what IMAP is), then you probably reached the same conclusion I did: Given the way GMail lets you tag e-mails with labels (as opposed to the way most other e-mail systems handle e-mail organization via foldering), Google has come up with a way to synchronize labels in GMail with folders of the same name (as each label) in your e-mail client.

October 31, 2007 by David Berlind