Venture capitalists are eyeing social networking, the real-time Web, and health initiatives.
A session on HTML5 at Google's I/O conference was packed with a standing-room-only crowd.
Adobe's authoring tool supports the new specification despite the company's battles with Apple for backing HTML5 over Flash.
Calling the Web the most important platform, the company rolls out multitude of initiatives at technical conference.
The package of add-on tools helps developers using the Visual Studio 2010 IDE to leverage Silverlight 4 capabilities
The Google I/O event this week will also promote Google technologies such as Android and Chrome.
Browser upgrade plans include HTML5 support, performance optimization, and greater user control
The company joins Apple, Google, and Microsoft in promoting the spec, leaving behind a three-year commitment to Flash
Founder of the Drupal project details plans for the open source content management system
Nokia, Google officials offer progress reports on their open source device OSes
Silverlight, .Net Framework will also receive updates this week.
Unlike Google, Microsoft will not scan its hosted mail to target ads.
Despite the consumer focus of Microsoft's marketing, developers see enterprise uses for these graphically rich technologies.