Morning News Update, October 29 2010

Morning News Update, October 28 2010

  • Myspace Accused Of Ripping Off Stealth Startup Pinterest
    This morning Pinterest co-founders Ben Silberman, Paul Sciarra and Yashwanth Nelapati woke up to a barrage of tweets, â??So @myspace has completely ripped off @pinterest. It really pisses me off when an old, tired hack tries to undermine hardworking inovators. [sic]â?? Myspace revealed its new redesign last night and Pinterest users quickly picked up on the similarities between the two site aesthetics, leading to an intense Twitter debate.
  • Sencha Takes On Flash With HTML5 Animator
    Sencha is making a big bet on HTML5. The company, which was formerly known as Ext JS, raised a hefty $14 million round led by Sequoia Capital in June.  Since then it has been perfecting its HTML5 framework Sencha Touch â?? a framework that lets you build mobile web apps for iOS and Android that feel almost native and are also cross-platform. And today, the company is adding another big addition to its product suite: Sencha Animator.
  • Flickr takes a Twitter cue; introduces suggested friends and Facebook contacts
    Given that, from the start, Flickr was intended to be a social photo sharing platform, the latest move from the company comes as no surprise.
    According to the Flickr blog, the site is introducing a People You May Know feature.
  • Apple holding “secret summit” with select iOS devs next week
    Business Insider is reporting that Apple is set to hold a secret iOS developer summit next week. The event apparently begins next Tuesday and will run for three days. While Business Insider doesn’t have any firm details yet, they speculate that the purpose of the summit is to improve the quality of apps on iOS devices in order to stave off competition from Google’s Android App Store.
  • Google makes some design changes to Gmail in mobile Safari
    Googles Interface Design ChangesThe first change is a that scrolling now mimics the speed of your swiping on the screen, making longer messages easier to read through. The second change is that the toolbars within Gmail are now locked while you scroll (they used to appear after you were finished scrolling).