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A peek inside our layer

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We stepped into the new new Media Universe for our report on Augmented Reality, creating our own app which will alert anyone using it (iPhone or Android-phones only so far) when they are near one of the new movers and shakers of the business. It wasn’t so hard — you can see how we did it here.

But for anyone who jtarmo betterust wants an overview, here’s the contents of the layer we made and published through Hoppala (on a Firefox browser) and AR browser firm Layar. It’s our take on the movers and shakers in the AR industry, mainly linking to Twitter feeds, and Tarmo Virki is happy to learn of any updates. These entries are unadorned:

Company: Int13
What it does: mobile gaming firm ARDefender game for iPhone, bada
 Weblink: http://twitter.com/#!/Int13

Parrot
creator of AR.Drone plastic and foam-made helicopter controlled
by iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
http://ardrone.parrot.com/parrot-ar-drone/usa/ar-games

Sleepy in Seattle — the future of Microsoft

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MICROSOFT/SPECIAL-REPORTThe world’s biggest software maker once inspired fear in tech land. Today it’s mostly yawns. Is Microsoft no longer a growth company? Should Google be nervous, too? And are Steve Ballmer’s days at the helm numbered?

Seattle correspondent Bill Rigby’s special report has some answers.