LinkedIn platform opens up to developers

LinkedIn opens up its platform to developers, a new W3C draft gets published, and another iPhone virus emerges. More news in the Roundup.

LinkedIn has opened up its platform to developers wishing to integrate the professional networking site's features with their own site, but a key needs to be obtained before accessing the API.

A new W3C draft is striving to improve the way browsers handle files. One of the enhancements would be the ability to select multiple files via HTML forms. Firefox 3.6 will support most of this proposal.

According to Google's co-founder Sergey Brin, Chrome OS and Android will merge into one OS some time in the future, but it's still not known exactly when.

Developers are invited to showcase their extensions for Chrome by uploading them to a gallery, where users will be able to rate them. The ability to download the extensions will only be available for some testers.

Another virus targeting Aussie jailbroken iPhones has been released, but this time with botnet capabilities. Unlike the previous virus ikee, this one seems to have been built for malicious purposes.

Just after Microsoft announced its plans to introduce hardware-accelerated graphics and text to IE9, Mozilla revealed it is also implementing Direct2D in Firefox, but it's unclear when we can expect to see the enhancements.

In videos, we look at Google's new Chrome OS and the old Gopher protocol, the predecessor to WWW. We also brought you videos from the last Ignite event in Sydney.

If you enjoyed, Message Interaction Patterns last week, we have the next chapter -- Workflow Patterns from Matt Wright and Antony Reynolds' book Oracle SOA Suite Developer's Guide.

Lastly, photos from Microsoft's PDC 2009 that took place last week can be found here.

--Posted by Lana Kovacevic.