Microsoft Claims Silverlight Beats HTML5

Silverlight will offer a richer Web experience than HTML5, Microsoft says -- besides, the HTML5 spec isn't stable yet.

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Why the Java Frenzy Shouldn't Worry Anyone

A cool-headed look at the Android and Java shenanigans suggests that Oracle isn't about to hurt the platform.

Google Drops out of JavaOne Conference

Company cites Oracle's litigation over Android as a lawsuit "against open source"

Google Previews Chrome Web Store for Developers

Store linked to Chrome browser allows access to Web applications, extensions, themes, and more.

Adobe AIR Due on Android Later This Year

The company confirms it is on track with an Android version of Adobe AIR, which enables Flash apps to run outside a browser

Google, IBM Named Top Cloud Tech Providers

Survey of developers also finds concern over backward compatibility and government restrictions in cloud deployments

Google Patches its Orkut Social Network

The team for the low-profile social network reports it is busily updating to keep up with open-source changes.

Google Pushes HTML5 Development

A new site provides a collection of resources for the emerging Web multimedia spec.

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Microsoft Offers Security Guidance for Azure Cloud

The company urges developers to build apps with security in mind from the start

Adobe Halts Labs Program for 64-bit Linux Flash Player

Company stresses it is not killing off the project, which will continue with 'significant' architectural changes and security enhancements

Python Language Upgrade Slithers Toward Final Release

Python 2.7, the last version of the 2.x line goes to release candidate stage with a finished version scheduled for July 3.

Eclipse: Developers Growing More Fond of Desktop Linux

Survey also finds Eclipse devotees not looking to cloud deployments and fewer are contributing to open source projects.

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WWDC: Ballmer Won't be There; What About Verizon?

Microsoft nonetheless is still interested in providing tools to build Apple applications.

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Google Building Speech Capabilities for Browsers

Company wants its technology to become standard for the Web and envisions a whole new class of applications

Microsoft Eases Access to Outlook Data

Open source projects provide developer tools and can enable migrations.