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Selected Highlights
Mobile applica-
tions - More
than a hype


Apple's App
store and


A platform for
portable apps -
Open source
initiative BONDI


Mobile Web applications -
The approach
of Research in


Challenges for
mobile applica-
tions - Strategic considerations by eMobility



Barbie goes geek


Barbie, the popular girl’s doll, has entered a new career: computer software engineer. Her 126th career was chosen on the basis of an online voting campaign at the age of 51 (yes, she looks younger, but her birth date is 1959). Computer Engineer Barbie is wearing glasses, a Bluetooth headset and a glamorous look rarely seen in IT departments.

According to its manufacturer Mattel, Computer Engineer Barbie “inspires a new generation of girls to explore this important high-tech industry, which continues to grow and need future female leaders”.

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