Steve Jobs puts on his birthday hat, Yelp gets sued, Twitter and Yahoo team up, and Internet Explorer 6 loses one more link to life support.
IE6 Funeral A Denver design firm, noting that Internet Explorer 6 is due on March 1 to be dropped entirely from Google Docs, Sites, and, later that month, YouTube, holds a service for the standards-defying browser’s “demise.” We’ll assume it’s not one of those “Celebrate their life, not their death” funerals.
Yelp Is Sued After Dispute Over a Review A veterinary hospital claims the review service gently suggested advertising contracts as a means of wiping away bad reviews. Here come the lawyers. [Bits Blog/NYTimes.com]
Mozilla gets its first (full-size) Firefox browser running on an Android platform, Amazon inches toward a touch-controlled Kindle, HTML5 and free video get dissected, and Steve Jobs gets sharp-tongued in the grunge era.
Android Progress: More Pixels Edition A Mozilla developer shows off his progress on a Firefox Mobile port to Android by loading a full Firefox browser inside Google’s mobile OS. The key part is an assurance that progress is happening “at a good clip.” [Vladimir Vukićević]
H.264 to Remain Fee-Less for Free Internet Video Through 2016 Speaking of HTML5, the patent holder on H.264—one of two video container formats supported in HTML5—has announced it won’t be seeking money from videos “free to the end user.” Doubtful that Firefox will read that as “Open,” but it’s a baby step forward for compatibility. [Daring Fireball]