Thoughts on Opera Unite | FactoryCity – Opera is attempting to take advantage of the rise of social networking (the verb) and bake it into the browser, as a personal extension to one’s computing experience. They accomplish this by embedding what amounts to a web server in the browser, and making it possible to share files, music and photos and to post notes or chat directly with your friends
Adobe makes Acrobat.com a business with paid accounts | Webware – CNET – With Acrobat.com, Adobe is coming a little late to a game that Google, Zoho and ThinkFree have been running for years, and that Microsoft is set to join very soon. What may make the difference is that Adobe can work these products very deeply into other pieces of its software. Whether that ends up being a liability compared to competing solutions that remain Web-only is unclear.
Mozilla Firefox.next peek: profiling yourself – One of the features planned for the next version of Firefox (tentatively named Firefox 3.6, but most accurately referred as Firefox.next) is about:me, a specially crafted web page that will let you see your browsing habits profile including most visited sites, time of the day and days you navigate most, how you access sites.
InfoQ: The Industrialization of Software Delivery – According to Ian Thomas, IT has consistently failed to deliver expected value time and time again. Ian believes that we all need to recognise these trends and learn the lessons of industrialisation from other more mature industries. Elaborating on previous work Ian Thomas discusses requirements for industrialization of software delivery along with the ways of achieving it.
Bill de hÓra: IntelliJ IDEA 8 Milestone 1, first impressions – First impression: faster. These days IDEA is a beast of an IDE. I find 7 much better than 6 in terms of features and speed. But 8 is nippier, especially for starting up and compile. Second impression: stable. I've been banging at it for 3 days and it hasn't crashed once
T-Mobile to Offer First Phone With Google Software – NYTimes.com – T-Mobile will be the first carrier to offer a mobile phone powered by Google’s Android software, according to people briefed on the company’s plans. The phone will be made by HTC, one of the largest makers of mobile phones in the world, and is expected to go on sale in the United States before Christmas, perhaps as early as October