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Flying Java Monkeys

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There’s two ways I sense that the Web technology market is starting to pick up some momentum.

One, the Techmeme page starts to get longer and longer.

Two, you start to see crazy money starting to fly around like recently uncaged monkeys again (Okay, monkeys can’t fly, but it’s the visual that’s important here).

For example, Softbank has led a financing round for live video streamer (and Apple iPad announce day savior for flyover country) Ustream, which, according to Bloomberg, will use the money to expand primarily in Japan, China, Korea, and India.

Specifically, for live streaming to mobile devices.

And while Ustream’s getting busy with it’s streaming expansion to the East, Google’s getting down to business with the announcement of its new App Store for Business, where it will sell add-ons for its Web productivity apps.

The store’s expected to open sometime in March, reports the Wall Street Journal, and will sell business software from external (not Google’s) developers that “integrate and add capabilities to Google Apps.”

One would presume all those new apps would also run on the rumored Google tablet device.

What, you didn’t think they were going to take the iPad lying down, didja?

But the insider’s insider, Robert Scoble, explains there’s a whole lot more going on here than meets the eye, and that developers developers developers (with all due credit to Steve Ballmer) are ultimately going to be the winners of these emerging media and tablet wars.

So many devices, so many versions, so little time.

I knew I should have taken that Java programming class when I had the chance.

Just for funsies, here’s a Java oldie but goodie from back in the day, circa 1995, when broadband streaming into the home was virtually impossible and coding efficiency was a given:

public class HelloWorld {

    // method main(): ALWAYS the APPLICATION entry point
    public static void main (String[] args) {
	System.out.println ("Hello World!");

Hello World!

Hey, remember to keep an out for flying monkeys!

Written by turbotodd

February 2, 2010 at 1:59 pm

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