Review & competition AJAX and PHP book

We've got a mini-review and competition of AJAX and PHP. The friendly people of PACKT Publishing are giving away 5 books.

eBay in talks with Google competitors
eBay is talking to Google's competitors, Microsoft and Yahoo on ways that either company could collaborate with the auction site to fend off Google Base.
More Podcasts Than Radio Stations Worldwide

The number of Podcasts recently surpassed the total number of radio stations worldwide with a total number of 44,000 Podcast feeds under management.


Microsoft automatically notifies users who are running a non-genuine copy of Windows

Microsoft is expanding it's Genuine Advantage-program in various countries with notifications to users with a non-genuine copy of Windows-versions.


Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 released

Microsoft has released beta 2 of it's browser. According to the company Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 is a major step forward in ease of use and security.


Microsoft developing next mobile OS

Microsoft is developing a new mobile OS code-named "Crossbow". The OS will incorporate features such as instant messaging on public and private networks. Furthermore it will have strong links with Office 2007 and Exchange 12, Microsoft's pending new office application suite and e-mail server. Crossbow will be the successor to Windows Mobile 5.0, released in May 2005.


Mozilla users urged to upgrade

Users have been urged to upgrade to the latest versions of Mozilla's software to protect themselves from a series of critical security holes.

XP and Vista to get new media player
Microsoft plans to improve its music player in Windows XP and Windows Vista with new features and better integration with portable devices..
Searching the web by using images instead of keywords

Xie, a researcher for the Web Search and Mining group within Microsoft Research Asia, is working on technology called Photo2Search, which is designed to provide information on the go for users of camera phones.

“As the old saying goes,” Xie says, “a picture is worth a thousand words.”

"Atlas" Control Toolkit Released

The "Atlas" Control Toolkit is a collection of samples and components that help developers to build and consume rich client-side Atlas controls and extenders. The toolkit provides both ready to go samples and a powerful SDK to simplify the creation and re-use of your own custom controls and extenders.

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