Daily links for 06/04/2010

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  • “It was a standard Ballmer-and-Microsoft defensive play on the PC’s place in the future of technology, a defense that conflates the idea of the computer with machines that run Windows.

    And when it comes to tablets, Microsoft tried and failed under co-founder Bill Gates to rally OEMs on new devices running Windows. Tablets running Windows saw limited uptake, and only in vertical sectors. The iPad is going where Windows failed: into general consumer and business users’ hands.”

    tags: windows, ipad, ballmer, apple

  • “Much as blogs have bitten into the news business and YouTube has challenged television, digital self-publishing is creating a powerful new niche in books that’s threatening the traditional industry. Once derided as “vanity” titles by the publishing establishment, self-published books suddenly are able to thrive by circumventing the establishment.”

    tags: publishing, ebook

  • “This collection of Drupal modules powers the website of the New York State Senate and is available as-is for use and adaptation by anyone who wishes to build a public-facing website for government or other agencies.”

    tags: drupal, politics

  • “CiviCRM is a free, libre and open source software constituent relationship management solution. CiviCRM is web-based, internationalized, and designed specifically to meet the needs of advocacy, non-profit and non-governmental groups. Integration with both Drupal and Joomla! content management systems gives you the tools to connect, communicate and activate your supporters and constituents.”

    tags: opensource, crm, drupal, cms, civicrm

  • “So let’s try to tally the score. There’s no guarantee that anyone’s app will be accepted, but as near as I can tell, here are a few things you can do to get you booted off the App Store”

    tags: apple, iphone

  • “Software development for Apple’s mobile platforms is hot hot hot. With more than 50 million iPhones sold, along with 35 million iPod touch devices and hundreds of thousands of iPads, there are opportunities for every developer, every marketer, every entrepreneur, every ISV and every enterprise IT professional.

    Come to iPhone/iPad DevCon to learn how to succeed with your mobile apps development, deployment and marketing.”

    tags: iphonedevcon, iphone, ipad, apple, conference

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