links for 2009-10-07

  • Google has big plans for Google Wave, its new online communication service—and they won't all come from Google.
    The Web search giant is hoping that software developers far and wide will create tools that work in conjunction with Wave, making an already multifaceted service even more useful. Google (GOOG) is even likely to let programmers sell their applications through an online bazaar akin to Apple's App Store, the online marketplace for games and other applications designed for the iPhone. "We'll almost certainly build a store," Lars Rasmussen, the Google software engineering manager who directs the 60-person team in Sydney, Australia, that created Wave, told "So many developers have asked us to build a marketplace—and we might do a revenue-sharing arrangement."
    (tags: Google wave)
  • Internet commerce depends on safe and secure transactions. Because of that, we’ve asked a few questions to Melih Abdulhayoglu, an Internet security expert and CEO of Comodo, a leading provider of security software and encryption products for smaller ecommerce merchants.
  • Verizon Wireless and Google Inc. say they are teaming up to speed development of new mobile devices based on Google's Android software that will run on Verizon's cell phone network.
    Financial details were not disclosed.
    The companies say they expect the deal to produce its first new handsets in the next few weeks. They say the new phones will be available at Verizon Wireless retail and online stores.

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