[CES '08] Opera Browser Coming To The iPhone


The folks at Opera confirmed the soon availability of the Opera browser for the Apple iPhone. Also at CES, the Swedish company launched Opera 9 for devices running Linux, based on the same core engine as the desktop browser and that could be used in portable media players like the ones built by Archos as well as set top boxes. It’s based on the same core engine as the Opera desktop browser and ships with an SDK for developers to adapt it to their devices. A move similar to Mozilla’s launch of Mobile Firefox.

“Firefox comes from a very desktop centric world and we have been on the embedded side for many many years. We have a strong handling of the memory techniques, small footprint and efficiency on using the CPU cycles as little as possible”, said David Rosén, a software engineer at Opera.
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Posted on January 8th, 2008 by admin

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Prince XML: Generating High Quality PDFs from HTML + CSS

Google Tech Talks
November, 12 2007


Please welcome Håkon Lie and Michael Day, who will be presenting Prince XML.

Prince Overview: Prince is a computer program that converts XML and HTML into PDF documents. Prince can read many XML formats, including XHTML and SVG. Prince formats documents according to style sheets written in CSS.

Dynamic data-driven documents: Prince is an ideal printing component for server-based software such as web applications and database systems. Using Prince, data in XML can easily be converted to PDF documents that can be printed, archived or downloaded over the web.

Electronic publishing: Prince can also be used by authors and publishers to typeset and print documents written in HTML, XHTML or one of the many XML-based document formats. Prince is capable of formatting academic papers, scientific journals, novels, and books with extensive illustrations.

Speaker: Håkon Wium Lie
Håkon Wium Lie, YesLogic Director: Håkon is a web pioneer, having proposed CSS while working with Tim Berners-Lee at CERN in 1994. Håkon became a devotee when he found that Prince could format his book on CSS (co-authored with Bert Bos) and his PhD thesis. Håkon is a graduate of MIT’s Media Lab and is also the CTO of Opera Software.

Speaker: Michael Day
Michael Day, YesLogic CEO: Michael is the system architect for Prince. He has implemented the CSS processing module, which supports many pioneering CSS features including CSS3 Selectors and Paged Media properties. In 2003, he joined the W3C CSS working group as an invited expert.Duration : 1:2:30

Posted on November 15th, 2007 by admin

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Google Developers Day US -Google and the Geoweb

“Google and the Geoweb
Michael T. Jones
Do you want to reach the largest possible audience, in the most innovative ways, with your geospatial data? If so, then KML is the answer. KML is a file format used to display geographic data in a geo-browser, such as Google Earth, Google Maps, and Google Maps for mobile. We’ll give you a tour of what is possible in KML and show you how to create your own custom map layers. We’ll also talk about how you can help Google to index your geospatial content (KML, GeoRSS and more) so that we can send more search traffic your way.

Speaker Bio: Bent joined Google in January 2006 and is a software engineer working on KML and KML tools. Previous to Google Bent worked at Opera Software and Silicon Graphics.

Lior is the Product Manager for geo search in Google, where he is trying to help the world around us get mapped using the power of the masses. Before joining Google, Lior co-founded a medical device and a search startup, and served in various managerial positions in the Israeli Intelligence, where he worked on GIS and search problems. Lior holds an MBA from Stanford and BSc and MS from the Technion – the Israeli institute for technology.

Michael Jones is Chief Technology Officer of the Google Earth service for distributed geospatial visualization to users worldwide. He is co-founder of Keyhole, the company taken over by Google to create Google Earth. In addition, he is a popular technical presenter, an inventor with eleven issued U.S. patents, a director on private company boards, and an associate in several Silicon Valley projects. He was formerly President & CEO of Intrinsic Graphics, Director of Advanced Graphics Software at Silicon Graphics responsible for OpenGL, Performer, and all other graphics APIs, co-founder of a movie coloring company, and a computer graphics consultant during the 1980s. He has been a computer programmer since the fourth grade. “Duration : 0:55:37

Posted on June 5th, 2007 by admin

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Google Developers Day US – KML on Earth

KML on Earth – Advanced Topics
Bent Hagemark, Michael Ashbridge
Want to take your Google Earth layers to the next level? In this session will go over advanced techniques using KML. We’ll show you how to add very large datasets to Google Earth without sacrificing performance using regions. You’ll also learn how to animate your data using time stamps and the use of network links to create KML layers that are dynamically updated. This is the session to attend in order to learn about the latest features in KML and get a peek into underlying structure of KML along with the KML schema.

Speaker Bio:Bent joined Google in January 2006 and is a software engineer working on KML and KML tools. Previous to Google Bent worked at Opera Software and Silicon Graphics.Duration : 0:47:0

Posted on June 4th, 2007 by admin

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Location based mobile AJAX solution

Video from a R&D study showing a mobile phone running a really cool solution for newsfeeds, maps, search and trafic information delivered directly to the homescreen/idlescreen of your mobile phone. Solution delivered by Opera Software in collaboration with Telenor, FAST and www.zizzr.noDuration : 0:4:4

Posted on November 10th, 2006 by admin

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