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Mozilla WebAPI wants to replace native apps with HTML5

Mozilla has launched an ambitious new project aimed at breaking down the proprietary app systems on today's mobile devices. The project, dubbed WebAPI, is Mozilla's effort to provide a consistent, cross-platform, web-based API for mobile app developers.

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First NFC-Ready Android Tablets Debut

NFC is coming to Android tablets this fall, in two seven-inch, Android 2.3 models announced by Sharp and TazTag respectively. The Sharp RW-T107 is an enterprise-focused tablet that supports the Sony Felica flavor of NFC in Japan, while TazTag's TazTab combines NFC with a biometric fingerprint scanner, plus ZigBee, Wi-Fi,...

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The Asus Transformer Is Now Available For $349 At Walmart

Remember when the Asus Eee Pad Transformer was the hottest thing since Laserdisc? Remember when it was hailed as an iPad killer with its fancy IPS screen, low price and sweet name.

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SPDX Spec Standarizes Open Source Compliance Reporting

On the opening day of LinuxCon, the Linux Foundation's SPDX workgroup announced the first release of a standard for sharing open source license information. The Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) 1.0 standard, which is part of the foundation's Open Compliance Program, provides a common format for sharing data about software...

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It’s All About the Platform Now

Robert Fabricant's article, The New Political Platforms (http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/158/smartphones-iphone-android) in the September edition of Fast Company is certainly an excellent read. He compares the current platform battles in the smartphone landscape (Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone) with the way that political campaigns are run and covered. Here are a few quotes...

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