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.
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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.
While most of the attention on social networking attention is focused on Facebook, Xing continues to build out its social network of business connections. Today Xing, and its parent company OPEN Business Club AG, announced that it is partnering with ZoomInfo, a business data search engine that identifies company and people information, with profiles of 36 million people and nearly four million companies.
Opera's beta of its latest Mini browser is a vast improvement on mobile browsing. For starters, it renders a complete Web page as its meant to be viewed and fits it to your screen.
On today's podcast:Apple patches Safari for Windows.The fallout from the eBay-Google spat.
Google plans a stupid marketing stunt at eBay Live. eBay pulls its ads on Google.
Microsoft inked its third Linux interoperability deal as the third version of General Public License nears the finish line. Will Red Hat fall in line soon?
Notable headlines:George Ou: Build the biggest bang per dollar PCs: June 2007 Edition.Microsoft signs technology pact with Linspire.