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Google Gears, the open source browser extension – still in beta – that enables web applications to provide offline functionality using JavaScript APIs, might be the key to an upcoming online/offline version of Gmail. Google Gears specifically allows AJAX web apps to run offline without a net connection. An open source runtime, it allows you to build offline Web applications, so presumably the bright folks at the Googleplex are keen to eat in their own kitchen. Such, anyway, are the current rumors circulating round the blogosphere. Meantime, Google Gadgets Architect Adam Sah will be delivering a session called "Google Gadgets for the Enterprise" at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West (23-26 September 2007) in Santa Clara, CA, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West - Please visit our At-A-Glance 10-Track Schedule & Spea... (more)

Google Search Page Today Features Children's Author Roald Dahl

September 13 being Roald Dahl's birthday (he was born September 13, 1916), Google is celebrating today with a special celebration logo on the Google search page featuring items and characters from Dahl's world famous children's books. Born 91 years ago, Dahl never experienced i-Technology as we know it today. he died in 1990, so he never Googled himself. But with books to his credit like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The Witches and The BFG, his fame is every bit as great as that of fellow Brit Sir Tim Berners-Lee. (Despite his Norwegian ... (more)

Google and 34 Others Launch Android Platform, Form the Open Handset Alliance

A broad alliance of leading technology and wireless companies today joined forces to announce the development of Android, calling it "the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices." Google, T-Mobile, HTC, Qualcomm, Motorola and others have collaborated on the development of Android through the Open Handset Alliance, a multinational alliance of technology and mobile industry leaders. This alliance shares a common goal of fostering innovation on mobile devices and giving consumers a far better user experience than much of what is available on today's mobile pla... (more)

Google Announces $10 Million Android Developer Challenge

The Android Developer Challenge will provide $10 million to developers who build mobile applications for Android, a complete, open, and free mobile platform. The Challenge is designed to support the developer community and spark innovation on the Android platform by awarding cash prizes ranging from $25,000 to $275,000 to developers whose applications are picked by a panel of judges. "We've built some interesting applications for Android but the best applications are not here yet and that's because they're going to be written by developers," said Sergey Brin, Co-founder and Presi... (more)

Project Insight Project Management Software Releases Project Scorecard

Project Insight has released Project Scorecard, a project scoring system that enables companies to measure projects on how they fit into corporate goals and objectives. With the recent economic downturn, businesses are hard-pressed to prioritize major projects and determine whether or not they meet company strategies. Project Insight’s Project Scorecard allows executive teams to rank and score projects based on selected criteria in order to ensure that profitable projects get the most attention at all times. Project Scorecard can be as simple or complex as the company cares t... (more)