Androids, iPhones, and Burning Through a Long Holiday Weekend at Burning Man
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First things first.
I've always been a big fan of Mr. Whipple.
And while you may wish to go ahead and squeeze the Charmin anyways, you might want to be more cautious about trying to squeeze into Procter & Gamble's network.
Earlier today, IBM announced that Procter selected products and services from IBM's Internet Security Systems group to expand the company's global cyber-security initiative.
This effort is intended to strengthen Procter & Gamble's threat protection arsenal by streamlining the management of its layered security tools.
You can learn more about this announcement here.
Meanwhile, just as everyone here in the U.S. gets ready for the long Labor Day holiday weekend, there's no rest for the weary as the results of the Google Android Developer Challenge were announced.
Holy smokes, mobile software application man, I sure wish I'd have paid attention in trig and precal so that I, too, could have become a software developer and have had the chance to win $275,000 for developing a mobile phone application for Google's new Android mobile device operating system.
Ten teams took home $275,000, in fact, and another ten received $100,000. I woulda been just fine with second place, too!
Why in the world, you slackin' non-programming Turbo sort, are you telling us this, exactly?
Because, the Android is coming...to a mobile handset near you....soon...and it's likely going to take over the mobile computing world and scare all the iPhone adherents back into their AppStore holes.
In fact, it's too bad the Android hasn't already arrived, just in time to duke it out with the iPhone out in the deserts of Nevada @ Burning Man 2008, which is already in full swing.
I won't be linking to too many of the Burning Man pics -- it just wouldn't be prudent -- but feel free to check out the videos, photos, and other tagged items on YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, and beyond.
And if you really are wishing you were out in the Burning Man meatspace but don't have the cigarettes or tequila to barter, there's always complete video coverage on Current.
It's the next best thing to being there, I'm sure.
I was especially looking forward to Rob & Ashley's skydive wedding.
Even for those who end up squeezing the Charmin.