patro writes: Hungarian tech weblog Webisztán breaks a story about a looming global launch from Google based on intel from insider sources. The article is short on details, but it teases the readers with phrases like "this will be big even by Google's standards". Can the Slashdot community guess what this next big thing is before it happens?
patro writes: Opera 9 implements Server-Side Events, so that the client doesn't have to continuously poll the server for updates. The event model is according to the WHATWG Web Applications 1.0 specification. As an example a chat room has been implemented, but the possibilites are limitless.