There’s a ton of interesting things popping up in the news so I wanted to link them up for your reading pleasure …
- Admin-Free Chrome Frame Installs For IE
Now you can reach new users who are stuck on IE6/7 (banks, big corporations, etc)
- PaaS for PHP
Feeling left out by all the Rubyist deploying to Heroku with one command? Now PHP devs have the same option.
- BitCoin – A global digital currency
The excitement (and skepticism) are growing around this interesting idea. Essentially it’s a unified global digital currency. You can already buy real-world things like coffee. No more exchange rates or central banks. Very compelling for those of us running web apps. I’m extremely fascinated by this concept. More info at bitcoin.org and weusecoins.com.
- YouTube announces movie rentals
From the article … “From memorable hits and cult classics like Caddyshack, Goodfellas,Scarface, and Taxi Driver to blockbuster new releases like Inception, The King’s Speech, Little Fockers, The Green Hornet and Despicable Me. Movies are available to rent at industry standard pricing, and can be watched with your YouTube account on any computer.”
- Utilize Available Screen Space
Jakob Nielsen’s May 9th Alertbox is an interesting read, discussing the efficient use of screen space on mobile devices.