The two tech giants need to fend off rivals and each other to protect their growing app businesses. So why is the same open standard their weapon of choice?
We've already debunked the mysteries surrounding HTML5 itself -- the pros, cons and progress -- but one pesky question remains. Namely, what do Google and Apple, two companies that obviously thrive off sales and earnings, have to gain by backing a free-for-all MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 6, 2010 4:37 PM ET
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the weekend's most newsworthy bits below.Facebook previewed its Profile redesign over the weekend during 60 Minutes' company profile and sitdown with Mark Zuckerberg. For members of the social network whose profiles haven't updated to the new layout yet, expect an increased emphasis MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 6, 2010 6:00 AM ET
Companies and developers say it's the future. A look at why the HTML5 hype machine is in overdrive and whether it's warranted.
Given how tech giants like Apple, Google and even Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) have wholeheartedly embraced HTML5 and dubbed it the future of the web, it's no surprise the hype behind the quickly-emerging web specification has reached a fevered pitch. And the hubbub will get even louder now, with the just-launched MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 3, 2010 12:57 PM ET
One of the interesting features of the new Parallels 6 is to send virtual machines, like ChromeOS over the Internet to the iPad.
Parallels was nice enough to give me a demonstration today of their new Parallels 6 virtualization product. Besides having the ability to run Windows XP and 7 on an iPad, they're also pretty proud of the Google (GOOG) ChromeOS performance on iPad, which I have to say was MORESeth Weintraub - Sep 15, 2010 10:55 PM ET
In the latest Techmate, Michael Copeland ruminates on 6 things other than the iPhone 4G (AAPL) he wishes companies would leave in a bar for him to check out.
>Ben Baer, Senior Producer - Apr 28, 2010 10:49 AM ET
In this episode of Techmate, Jon and Michael compare Apple's (AAPL) closed-system strategy to Google's (GOOG) more open approach.
>Mason Cohn, Producer - Mar 31, 2010 1:04 PM ET
I'm at Google (GOOG), ready for the Chrome OS press event to begin. Refresh this page for updates.
They're telling us they're getting started a little late because attendees got caught in traffic. That's nice of them, I guess.
Sundar Pichai is at the lectern. He says Google is a year away from launching Chrome OS, but they want to show off what they've done so far. (Big disappointment here; blogs had MOREJon Fortt - Nov 19, 2009 12:59 PM ET
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