April 30, 2010

Worldwide Application Development Software Market Declined 2 Percent in 2009

Market research firm Gartner says that application development (AD) software revenues decreased slight last year, falling 2 percent to $7.25 billion. “One of the main reasons for the decline in revenue in the AD market in 2009 was the de facto spending freeze on new projects in the early part

HP Makes Its Mobile Move, Saves Palm From Collapse; Will Developers Stick?

Today HP surprised many industry watchers by announcing that it would purchase ailing smartphone market Palm in a deal worth about $1.2 billion. The move could help HP compete with Apple and Blackberry, and analysts expect that HP will target the enterprise market with Palm smartphones. ZDNet wonders, “Can HP

Facebook’s ‘Like’ Button Spreads Across The Internet

About a week ago, Facebook took the wraps off its new Open Graph social plug-ins. At the start, just 75 sites featured the “like” button and other features. Now, Facebook reports that more than 50,000 sites have deployed the new tools. “We are thrilled by the strong adoption so far

Apple CEO Jobs Defends Ban on Flash

In a surprise post on Apple’s Web site, CEO Steve Jobs has defended his company’s decision to block Adobe’s popular media playback software Flash.Jobs said he wrote the post because he wanted customers and critics to “better understand why we do not allow Adobe’s Flash products on iPhones, iPads and