In today’s Remainders: new beginnings. Tim Bray, co-founder of XML, starts a new job at Google (and has his sights set on Apple); several Windows Phone 7 team members are leaving… to develop apps for Windows Phone 7; and more.
The Windows Phone 7 Seven
How good is Windows Phone 7 Series? So good that the people who developed it are leaving… to develop for it. Apparently we aren’t the only ones excited about the app scene for WP7. MobileCrunch heard from a tipster that seven Windows Phone 7 team members are leaving to make it on their own, including, reportedly, project manager Mel Sampat, who wrote in an email that he was leaving to build a company that would help “big brands port their iPhone investments over to WM7”. [MobileCrunch]
I’ll enjoy competing with Apple.
He goes on to explain at length how he “hates” Apple’s closed ecosystem, how he think it’s wrong, and how he’s excited to get the chance to prove that it’s wrong. Congrats on the gig, Tim. From the sound of things, you’ll fit right in. [Ongoing by Tim Bray]
Any Clip, a recently launched website, helps you “search any movie moment ever”. How, you ask, can it do that? With a database of scripts and a daunting system of tags. You can search by just about anything – actors, quotes, objects, movies – to locate that scene that’s just on the tip of your tongue. As I sat there, staring at those search boxes and all that data behind them, the best I could come up with was, “I hate snakes.” It knew it was Indy, but that’s not too impressive. I guess the true test has to wait for when something actually is on the tip of my tongue. [AnyClip]
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