The on-again, off-again Google Phone or "gPhone" rumors are likely to come to
halt for the forseeable future. That's because Google's Head of Research
since 2006, Dr Peter Norvig, has told journalists in the UK that he doesn't
think Google has any research ambition toward hardware, saying: "You know we
want to work everywhere and be neutral. That neutrality is important."
Norvig said in an interview that the biggest projects Google Research has
right now are in machine translation and speech recognition, computer vision
and face recognition, team recognition and so on.
gPhone or not, Norvig confirmed the importance of the mobile aspect of
computing to Google:
"It’s clear mobile computing is going to become more important.
We’re starting to see new platforms like the iPhone that are
interesting, and it’s going to be an issue of infrastructure and
Asked at the end of his keynote address on Day Three of AJAXWorld Conference
& Expo 2007 West at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California yesterday
what he thought of the fact that Java doesn't run on the Apple iPhone, Robert
Brewin - Sun's CTO and VP of Software - replied that he thought it was "a
mistake" on Apple's part and that it would make more sense if Java were able
to run on iPhones right from the get-go.|
Brewin went on to assert that the reason for Apple's disinclination to
embrace Java was that "Fundamentally, they don't like open systems," before
touting JavaF... (more)
Zoho went live with iZoho, which provides iPhone-optimized access to
Zoho’s online office applications. iPhone users who visit www.izoho.com
can view Zoho Writer documents, Zoho Sheet spreadsheets, and Zoho Show
presentations – and edit Zoho Writer documents – from the Safari
browser. More features are on the way.
iPhone users can also access their Zoho documents at www.zoho.com. However,
Zoho optimized the iZoho interface to support mobile access and
iPhone’s touch screen, e.g., simpliefied menus and sliding pages.
Zoho anticipates that the iPhone &ndash... (more)
Apple’s official announcement that AJAX is the iPhone’s SDK of
choice reinforced Laszlo Systems’ vision, having already built its
OpenLaszlo RIA development platform to inherently support AJAX. This session
will discuss how OpenLaszlo is architected to work with iPhone today, and
will provide insight into how Laszlo gurus, Ben Shine and Bret Simister,
created an animated news game from scratch in only 24 hours. Named one of the
“8 coolest iPhone apps” by Wired Magazine,
“NewsMatch” exemplifies the power of the OpenLaszlo platform and
Dojo Toolkit Co-Creator Dylan Schiemann, Laszlo Systems Co-Founder & Chief
Interface Architect Bret Simister, Alacrity Ventures Founder Christopher
Allen, UI Architect Joe Johnson, Laszlo Sr. Software Engineer Ben Shine,
Vodafone Senior Technology Strategist Daniel Appelquist, Next-Gen Web
Solutions specialist Matthew David, and more.
These are the high-caliber speakers lined up by SYS-CON Events to speak in
the iPhone Applications track at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West taking
place next month at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA –
one of just ten simul... (more)