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+ - Startups unite to kill IE6 saving webdevelopers

Submitted by coffeeisclassy
coffeeisclassy (991791) writes "A collection of ycombinator companies have gotten together to finally kill IE6. Just how successful they will be is questionable, given that (for at least Digg) the majority of IE6 users can't change. The hope is, with increased pressure, IT departments may finally migrate away from the headache inducing browser which is IE6, allowing web-developers to focus on making things rather than supporting ancient browsers. Who knows, perhaps FireFox will gain some market share too :)"
Google

+ - Google's 2nd Android Developer Contest kicksoff 1

Submitted by coffeeisclassy
coffeeisclassy (991791) writes "Google's second Android Developer Contest (ADC2) has started, despite some confusion around how to submit applications. The prizes are different from the first ADC, with each category having prizes of 100k, 50k, and 25k and an overall best of 150k,50k and 25k, meaning the best Android application from ADC2 is eligible for ~250k. The rules seem to allow any application never published before August 1st to compete and is open through the end of August (so break out your keyboards!). The top prizes are certainly less than that of first ADC, but with the prizes broken down by category Google may be hoping to inspire some love for less popular categories. While some other developers are waiting to find out to submit, one developer has moved ahead and released one of there entires Pigs Can Fly Site Monitor (also on Google Market for those with Androids). So if you've been waiting for an excuse to start a new side-project, here you have it :)"
Cellphones

+ - DeviceScape application ported to the OpenMoko

Submitted by coffeeisclassy
coffeeisclassy (991791) writes "Despite all of the difficulties surrounding the OpenMoko platform, commercial application development appears to be continuing. DeviceScape has been ported to the OpenMoko, allowing OpenMoko users to seamlessly sign on to wi-fi networks with custom sign on requirements (like Boingo & Starbucks), a much needed feature given the lack of 3G support on the FreeRunner."

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