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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 har... (more)

What Does Sun Think of How the iPhone Can't Run Java?

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 Releases AJAX-Based iZoho for iPhone

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)

How to Build the Coolest iPhone AJAX Application in 24 Hours

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 it... (more)

iPhone Developer Track at AJAXWorld Offers Unique Lineup

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)