Microsoft was named as one of the thirty-two companies to join the OpenAjax Alliance. However, Google, one of the biggest name members of the Alliance, was accidentally left out of the official press release. The official memberships of Microsoft and Google could bring about some unwanted attention from two of their biggest competitors, Yahoo and Mozilla. In light of the growing Alliance, John Ferraiolo, the Alliance’s blogger, says he’s “very pleased with the participation level in the first OpenAJAX Interopfest,” where eleven new toolkits surfaced.
Historic American newspapers dating all the way back to the turn of the twentieth century from states like California, Utah, and Kentucky to name a few, will be available for free online. “Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers”, is a site featuring more than 226,000 pages of public domain newspapers that are accessible for Americans to research and learn about American history by reading actual accounts from the time period. The National Digital Newspaper Program, which produces the domain, plans to have newspapers and historic documents from all states and U.S. territories published between 1836 and 1922 available on the site in the next 20 years.
Just days ago, a Google executive confirmed that the search engine company would be coming out with a mobile phone. Now, another Google executive, Vinton Cerf, is denying this claim. Cerf, who is one of the most credible members of the company, admitted to Google’s interest in the “mobile revolution”, but he denounces all rumors suggesting that the mega search engine has any actual plans to produce a mobile phone.
Online high school sports network, MaxPreps has become a part of College Sports Television, also known as CSTV, after CBS purchased the site. The database covers close to 80,000 football and over 500,000 high school basketball games every year. There are more than a million high school athletes registered with Maxpreps. Andy Beal, president and CEO of the company says “This new arrangement will open up many new ways to inform and entertain millions of people who are involved in high school sports.”