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A recent article on www.storefrontbacktalk.com by Fred J. Aun takes a look at, "Mobile Site Design: A Standards-Free Wild West." The ever-increasing number of mobile devices hitting a global marketplace with minimal standards in place poses a real challenge for the development of mobile websites, applications and services. Standardization body attempts to provide clarity and guidance have fallen short with the industry focusing on differentiation over standardization. Article excerpt: Despite the talk about, and obvious need for, some standardization, the industry has gone in the opposite direction as carriers and device makers attempt to gain market share by differentiation, said Ran Farmer, managing director of Netbiscuits. Farmer said there are now between 5,000 and 6,000 unique mobile devices in use and each device has 750 to 800 characteristics that make it di... (more)

The Faster Way to Better Living: Dream Properties at the Click of a Button on Your Mobile Phone

Axel Springer‘s real estate portal Immonet.de now enables property searches on a mobile phone, iPhone, Blackberry and on other smartphones. More than 950,000 houses, apartments and other properties can easily be found each month on mobil.immonet.de with the help of Netbiscuits, the leading software platform for the development, operation and marketing of mobile internet pages. This collaboration has enabled Germany’s cross-media real estate portal Immonet.de to present a media-compatible property search for more than 5,000 mobile devices. A special iPhone version of Immonet.de Mo... (more)

RubyMine Welcomes All NetBeans Users

The NetBeans team has just announced that they have discontinued Ruby on Rails support in NetBeans. We realize this news can be sad for some of you. But take it as an opportunity to try a new tool! The kind of tool that evolves fast, stays on the cutting edge and has a passionate community around it. Naturally, we welcome you to try RubyMine as your new Ruby on Rails IDE! And we are not the only ones to do so. To make this even easier for you, we are announcing a special offer. From now until February 15th, 2011 RubyMine personal license is available with more than 50% discount! Ch... (more)

Thinking, Speaking & Dreaming Technology: Q&A with Michael Hüttermann

Welcome to the first in a series of interviews dedicated to learning more about JetBrains Development Academy Experts.  In this interview we have a conversation with Academy Board Member Michael Hüttermann. Michael is Cologne JUG leader, author, senior coach, consultant, and freelancer for Java/JEE, SCM/ALM and agile software development. Members of the JetBrains Academy are recognized experts in various areas of software development. They contribute to Java and .Net communities by advocating development best practices through formal and informal publications and meetings, and s... (more)

From Tehran to You Live on Ulitzer: The Wind of Change is Blowing

Social Media Journal on Ulitzer I have been waiting for a worthy topic to make my first Ulitzer post and the events taking place in Iran are sweeping the Internet and world by storm. Below is an email providing a first hand account of the events that took place in Tehran on June 15th, 2009. My sincere hopes and wishes are with the people of Iran in this tumultuous time. If you find this report of any value, please share it with as many people as possible. Facebook is filtered and internet is very slow in Iran! Observations On The Course Of Events of 15th June 2009 in Tehran I lef... (more)