Update: I found out that this is the second most hated post on ZDNet in the past 90 days. That's an impressive and dubious honor and it was a wakeup call not to do posts like this.
The Universal Desktop
The technology and business implications of the next generation of software, rich Internet applications.
Beet.tv has a post on the news that Adobe is going to be adding voice-to-text functionality inside of Flash video that will be added to the video as metadata.
I've been playing with Flare, an ActionScript library for creating basically any kind of visualization you want from graphs/charts to interactive graphics. It's a great example of being able to use an RIA technology for exactly what it excels at - powerful graphics.
Gmail pulled a fail whale and a number of people are talking about how their productivity was damaged. Systems are going to go down, it's a fact of life.
Tom Steinert-Threlkeld has a great rundown of the numbers behind this weekend's Olympic coverage. The highest day of coverage was on August 10th and it saw about 3.
In the news but not news category we're getting a press release from Google that basically covers what they talked about at MIX earlier this year. It's a great deal as one of the big themes of MIX was enabling advertisers with Silverlight, but it's not news.
As we approach the Olympics we're seeing a lot of different experiences being created around video content. I was recently quoted in a Denver Post article about Silverlight being used as part of the Democratic National Convention and when looking at the Aurora project (Techmeme discussion)I thought it would be a good time to break out a "why the < href="http://www.
Sun released a preview SDK for JavaFX which gives developers a first look at the RIA play for Sun. Coté has a couple of videos up wth Nandini Ramani, the Director of Engineering for JavaFX and we did a Podcast with Joshua Marinacci as part of RIA Weekly that should be out this week.
This morning Ribbit and BT confirmed previous rumors by announcing an acquisition price of $105 million. I've been a big fan of Ribbit since they launched because they made voice a first class citizen and data type for rich Internet applications.
There's a pretty good article in AdAge today about the online display market and how it isn't gaining as much traction as all of the hype would assume. In fact, with the economy starting to decline, AdAge says that the display market is getting hit harder than traditional media.