Silicon Florist’s links arrangement for October 21

Strands Social Player wins the BlackBerry Developer Challenge as best multimedia application!

Via the Strands blog “Strands Social Player has won today the BlackBerry® Developer Challenge 2008 as the Best Multimedia Application!! The challenge is designed for BlackBerry developers from around the globe that have created their own BlackBerry applications.”

Earth Class Mail lands VC round – Silicon Forest

Mike Rogoway writes “Onetime Oregon startup Earth Class Mail, which long ago fled to Seattle, announced a $5.1 million venture capital round today…. But he left behind 80 of the company’s 100 employees at a Beaverton office, where ECM processes mail and does its technology development.”

The Big Showcase Update

Via the ExpressionEngine blog “We’ve added over a 100 new sites to the Showcase Gallery. We also took the opportunity to tweak the Showcase navigation to make exploring easier.”