Yahoo criticized by the father of PHP

From Valleywag:

Über-Programmer Ditches Yahoo Over ‘Lame’ Microsoft Deal

No one likes Yahoo’s search deal with Microsoft. Wall Street wanted more up front money; tech elites called it an abdication, a “shame” and “seppuku.” Now Yahoo is losing a programming icon over the embarrassing arrangement.

Rasmus Lerdorf, inventor of the PHP programming language, confirms he is leaving the company. “It has only been a couple of days,” he told us by email yesterday. “I really don’t know what is next yet… I am enjoying having a bit more time to play with pet projects this week.”

Lerdorf, whose widely-used programming and templating system has been especially popular among Web startups, declined to elaborate on why he left Yahoo. But he was blunt about the matter on Twitter this past summer, just moments after the Yahoo announced a pact in which Microsoft would power its search results — previously handled by in-house code — while Yahoo would continue to sell ads against the results:

If we had to guess where Lerdorf might end up, we’d lay our money on Facebook, a PHP shop and a fast-growing one at that. The massive social network has no doubt pushed Lerdorf’s language to the edges of its performance envelope. More importantly, the young company shows no inclination to outsource software development to its largest competitor and turn itself into a second-tier advertising network.

Can Zune HD topple the iPod touch?

I think It would do even better if it was called Xbox portable!
Can Zune HD topple the iPod touch?

Microsoft is having a hard time breaking into the portable media player market, but can the combination of the Zune HD, along with undercutting Apple be what finally works? by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

One of the best apps for Palm now avaiable for the iPhone

And cheap too

http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/kkY-TNjWGyc/at-last-microsoft-word-editing-in-the-iphone

Rejoice, Microsoft Office and iPhone users, because now you can edit, create, and view Microsoft Word files. Dataviz Documents To Go doesn’t bring Excel editing as promised , but at least is here now for $5. The Excel creation and editing will be a free upgrade if you buy now. Like the rest of the Dataviz mobile editors, Documents to Go for iPhone uses InTact, which retains the format of edited files at all times. They also have another version for $10, which also supports Exchange attachments. [ Documents to Go and Documents To Go with Exchange Attachments ]

Zune phone again!

Again again and again!

http://news.zdnet.com/2424-9595_22-301177.html

A Microsoft promotional Twitter account tells fans that a new product launch is coming and hold off from buying a Palm Pre. The idea that Microsoft may release a Zune-phone, based on its portable music player, has once again resurfaced. Although the likelihood of a…