Facebook's Preferred Developer Consultant Program functions as an endorsement program for development houses that build Facebook apps, and they are looking for a few select companies from Australia to join the fold.
"This is a very small program —- a handful in each region around the world. It's not like we're looking for dozens in Australia. I'm looking for a few key people that are willing to put the work in to be part of the program," Facebook's head of platform partnerships for Asia Pacific/Japan, Alexander Kleinberg, said.
Michael Lee over at our sister site ZDNet.com.au has all the details.
Also on ZDNet.com.au is a fine lighthearted video that demonstrates what doing business with Microsoft's Kinect on Windows might look like.
On a serious note, I'm looking forward to the applications that will be developed for Windows next year using the Kinect. I expect that the first ones will want to replicate the Minority Report interface, but presumably without the glove we saw back in 2007.
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets — he claims he once read an entire one.