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iPhone Developer Summit (www.iphonedevsummit.com) recently announced that due to popular demand it has extended its program to cover a second day. It will now run June 22-23, 2009, in New York City. In a Letter from the Tech Chair at the conference Website, the Tech Chair of the Conference, Ian Thain, writes: "With the iPhone more than earning its place in the consumer market, it is now being adopted by enterprises. In fact, many believe that the iPhone will be the most adopted enterprise device in 2009." View the New 2-Day Schedule (see Track 4) Here Register June 22-23 for "Expo Plus iPhone" for Just $200 From a starting-point of just over 500 when it launched in July, notes Thain, Apple's App Store has over 35,000 applications available and downloads have surpassed 1 billion. The event is being held June 22-23 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City in conjunction w... (more)

A Brief History of the Free Software/Open Source World

In reponse to a query on the Groklaw site, someone has posted a very instructive crash course in the history of the Free Software/Open Source world. The original question had been, " I have been curious about the Free Software movement, GPL and similar movements, licences for some time. I would like to read more about its history, specifically any history or information concerning the conception and drafting of the GPL itself."    Here is the response in full, posted today anonymously at Groklaw.net. A Potted History The Free Software/Open Source world has a *really* complicated hi... (more)

Intermedia.NET Offers Free Services for Corporate Companies Affected by Katrina

Intermedia.NET, a provider of Microsoft Exchange and web hosting solutions for SMBs, recently announced that it will provide assistance to organizations whose e-mail systems were affected by Hurricane Katrina. Intermedia.NET claims that all setup fees will be waived, and there will be no further obligation after this period. In addition to free hosting, it is also offering a free fax service. New York area code numbers which automatically forward incoming faxes to recipients as email attachments. These three offers will help businesses to resume and continue operations, claims the ... (more)

Bill Gates' Microsoft Web Services Memo Disclosed By SOAP & RSS Pioneer Dave Winer

In an extraordinary first, Dave Winer (pictured) - best known as editor of Scripting News, the weblog he started in 1997 and for pioneering several Internet standards in distributed computing, including SOAP, XML-RPC, RSS, OPML and podcasting - has obtained what he claims are 100% authentic copies of internal memos sent out recently to Microsoft staffers by Bill Gates and Ray Ozzie. And he has published both in full at his site. The purported memo dates from October 30 and is addressed to Microsoft's "Executive Staff and Direct Reports; Distinguished Engineers." Its subject line:... (more)

Microsoft Validates Huge Importance of Ad-Supported Online Video

The Associated Press and MSN have announced that they are teaming to provide AP members with news video for their Web sites: in short, the AP Online Video Network is born. The advertising-supported online video news network will be available in Q1 of 2006. "This partnership will empower AP members to compete in an emerging segment of Web content," said Tom Curley, president and CEO of The Associated Press. "The expertise MSN brings in online video technology will be a key factor in the success of the network." Initially, AP will provide approximately 50 video clips per day covering... (more)