- OpenStreetMaps now available for Bing Maps
Adrianne Jeffries at RWW explains that the OSM data is available as a layer in Bing Maps. It requires you to use Microsoft’s rich client platform, Silverlight, which is available for platforms other than Windows. If you are a registered member of the OpenStreetMaps project, you can even contribute edits through the Big Maps layer. I am glad to see OSM gain more traction though this pales a bit in comparison to MapQuest’s recent announcement.
- OLPC’s Negroponte offers to help with India’s $35 tablet
Ryan Paul at Ars I think identifies the most interesting aspect of this story, that it demonstrates that OLPC may be moving past the model with which it has struggled to broader opportunities to support education and access to technology. That being said, India hasn’t had much success with its home grown initiatives for low cost computing so the offer of help may come with the understanding that OLPC may still bring hardware in if the low price tablet evaporates like its $10 laptop predecessor.
- Web based iPhone jail break relies on unpatched PDF flaw
- Schools build blog-to-ebook tool in one week