Update below: Quintura has just about everything you'd want in an alternative search engine: Solid results, a nice interface that's intuitive and social features to share searches with friends. However, Quintura (see gallery for details on how it works) isn't easy to add as a default search into your browser.
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Notable headlines:Life without Google: Quintura a nice alternative. Gallery (right).
On Monday at 10:00 AM EST, I will be moderated a live videocast debate from Boston on the merits of Enterprise 2.0 between Andrew McAfee and Thomas Davenport.
Via Robert Scoble, I ran into an interesting discussion of font rendering in Safari running on Windows. Jeff Atwood has some side-by-side comparisons of Safari rendered text and IE rendered text showing the Safari's font rendering is clearly blurred (sorry, I couldn't resist).
In the I can't resist department, Business 2.0 has a poll dubbed "Who matters now?
Ryan Naraine just posted a primer and gallery on how to secure Safari and it's quite educational. For instance, I learned that I did nearly everything wrong when I downloaded Safari for Windows the other day.
Om Malik tries to look inside the mind of Steve Jobs to figure out why he would choose to enter the browser war with Safari for Windows. He cites the various theories so far--competing with Microsoft IE with more success than Mozilla's Firefox, creating a suite of Web applications and generating search engine revenues.
Adobe reported strong fiscal second quarter results and gave some color on Creative Suite 3 demand, which is strong, and AIR's role in the jam-packed rich internet application space.Fueled by Creative Suite 3 sales--the product launched in April--Adobe reported record revenue of $745.
Notable headlines:Photos (right): Fourteen views of Mac OS 10.5 Leopard.
This week on the Dan & David Show, we discuss the impact of Safari for Windows and opening up the iPhone to Web developers via the Safari engine. It's a good move for Apple despite the lack of support for creating native Mac OS X applications.