Microsoft OpenDocument support contest

Microsoft plans to sponsor an open-source project to create software that will convert Office documents to OpenDocument. OpenDocument is a popular rival format.

Review and competition of Beginning XML with DOM and AJAX
We've got a mini-review and competition of the Beginning XML with DOM and AJAX book. The friendly people of Apress are giving away 5 books.
Interview with Firefox's Blake Ross
Seattlepi.com has got a great interview with Blake Ross from Mozilla, the company behind Firefox.
Planning the future of privacy at Microsoft

Arcon 5 has got a great interview with Peter Cullen, Microsoft's chief privacy strategist, who found himself in the front line in the wake of the software giant's recent antipiracy controversy. He talks about his role at the company, and what's in store for the future.

Microsoft delays Office 2007, again...
Microsoft said that it is delaying Office 2007 until early 2007, citing performance concerns with recent test versions.
Google Checkout
Google released its highly anticipated online payment processing system. With Google Checkout shoppers with a Google account can easily purchase items on the web.

Web sites and merchants can integrate Google Checkout into their sites as an alternative payment processing method to existing checkout and credit card processing systems, FLzone is currently evaluating this option.

Flash Player 9 and Flex2 released

Adobe Systems released Flash Player 9 and the Flex 2 development solution for creating and delivering cross-platform rich Internet applications (RIAs) .

 

W3C Mobile Web Best Practices
W3C has published Mobile Web Best Practices a Candidate Recommendation. Its mission is to make the Web easier to use on mobile devices.
Windows Vista, the lost features

Techweb has got a nice article on all the features of Vista that won't make it to the final version.

Microsoft launches code-sharing site
Microsoft has launched a community-building Web site where it will share code with developers.
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