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Technology (Apple)

Submission + - AppleTV + Interest Lagging, Apple Offers Vaporware

Webster Phreaky writes: "Apple will add new features and capabilities to its iPhone and Apple TV products through a series of future software updates, the company confirmed last night." http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?RSS With reports from CREDIBLE Columnists or Analysts (not the usual Apple Media Whores) that the iPhone lacking " Analysts say the iPhone isn't smart enough" http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?RSS&newsI D=17058 and the sales of the much hyped "copycat" AppleTV STAGNENT http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/07/04/20/targ et_stores_to_pick_up_apple_tv.html, it's time for Apple to make the Traditional Marketing fallback ... offer VAPORWARE. Ask anyone in marketing and sales, especially if they've been stuck with a slacker of a product, and they'll tel you that the number one resource to pull out of the closet of Bad Sales Tactics is promise "future undisclosed updates" and them pretend that you can't be specific right now for various reasons. Folks and Apple Kool Aid Drinkers, this is just the USUAL Apple and Stevie Gods, err Jobs, marketing B.S. that has been going on since 1984. You watch, you've been warned.
Java

Submission + - Trolltech is opensourcing Qt for Java

Anonymous Coward writes: "Trolltech released their second beta of their upcoming product, Qt Jambi, today. With this release they are dual licensing the product under a commercial and a GPL license. Being founded on a very solid framework, Qt, and now with an opensource license, they should be prepared to take on the other established toolkits, like Swing and SWT. For full details, see the press release: http://www.trolltech.com/developer/downloads/qt/qt jambi-beta"
Software

Submission + - Adobe to Open Source Flex

An anonymous reader writes: Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced plans to release source code for Adobe Flex as open source. This initiative will let developers worldwide participate in the growth of the industry's most advanced framework for building cross-operating system rich Internet applications (RIAs) for the Web and enabling new Apollo applications for the desktop. The open source Flex SDK and documentation will be available under the Mozilla Public License (MPL).
The Courts

Perens Counters Claim of GPL Legal Risk 145

Microsoft Delenda Est writes "After ACT, a Microsoft front group, started claiming that the GPLv3 was legally 'risky' and could give rise to anti-trust liability, eWeek has published a rebuttal by Bruce Perens. Aside from the fact that IBM, HP, Red Hat, and a couple dozen corporate lawyers are watching over the creation of the GPLv3, there is already precedent that shows the GPL is unlikely to give rise to any significant liability — Daniel Wallace v. FSF. In that case, pro se litigant Daniel Wallace was all but laughed out of the courtroom for alleging the GPLv2 violates anti-trust law, and the GPLv3 clauses in question are simply clarifications and extensions of clauses in the GPLv2. Presumably, that is why the ACT neglected to cite any precedent substantiating their allegations."
Upgrades

Submission + - Chips that Change

MrYutz writes: If you use this computer chip — you may never have to upgrade. Need a toaster — no problem; need a tri-corder — no problem. Next up at Raytheon — matter to energy converters.
Businesses

Submission + - Best business blogs - My preferred!

seibukan writes: "Two blogs on the Internet that are worth thousands of dollars! Sure, there are millions of blogs out there, and I read a lot of them, but sometimes when I am busy working on some of my projects like today, I read only two."
Java

Submission + - Apache battling Sun over Java License

nuages writes: "InfoWorld is reporting that the Apache Software Foundation is going public with a dispute it is having with Sun Microsystems over that company's Microsoft-like behavior regarding a license for the Java technology compatibility kit needed for the Apache Harmony project, an open source implementation of Java Platform. (http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/04/10/HNsunap ache_1.html). In an open letter of protest to Sun, posted Tuesday, Apache says that the JCK [Java Compatibility Kit] license Sun is offering "imposes IP rights restrictions" that are unacceptable to Apache and that violate the terms of the Java Specification Participation Agreement (JSPA), to which Sun is bound. Sun's JCK license protects portions of Sun's commercial Java business at the expense of Apache's open software, Apache contends."
The Internet

Submission + - Web 2.0 Expo - I'll Be There

kj_agot writes: "I'll be at O'Reilly's Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco April 15-18. It neatly coincides with a visit we have to make to catch up with family, show off the baby, etc., so I'll take an extra day and get drunk on Web 2.0 stuff."

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