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Igloo Software Launches BlackBerry App

03/31/2009, [Web 2.0] Web 2.0 is getting mature, and some experiments that we saw in the recent years are going to be implemented by enterprises…Thankfully, it will provide new revenue streams and enhance productivity (and fun?) in the corporate world . Today,...

Nomee: Social Networking Aggregator to Launch at Web 2.0

03/31/2009, [Web 2.0] It takes some courage to launch another social networking aggregator at the peak of the global economic turmoil and the “end” of the Web 2.0 era… But Nomee is doing it and it might be a good time to do so. Powered by Adobe Air...

Last Call: free Web 2.0 Expo SF pass! – Giveaway

03/18/2009, We obtained two free Web 2.0 Expo SF full pass to give away to two of our “fans”. This leading-technology conference co-produced by O’Reilly Media and TechWeb, showcases the latest Web 2.0 business models, developments and design...

Facebook Pac Man: $10 to Play.. What?

03/18/2009, Namco jumps in Facebook games with Pac Man and Dig Dug, two arcade classics. First of all, the sheer size of the application tells us how far we’ve come in wasting computing resources. The original Pac Man ran on a 3Mhz computer and used only 24KB...

Facebook New Homepage Coming ‘Today’

03/04/2009, Facebook is going to make major modifications to its homepage (again) to accommodate changes in the information stream. The public pages will become ” more of a broadcast medium than a shrine” as CNET puts it. We’ll have to see for...

Google SearchWiki: Good, Bad, Gone?

11/23/2008, As you may be aware, Google’s SearchWiki launched November 20th amidst some mild excitement and interest. However the consensus from many sites, forums and blogs seems to be a failure to impress. Most seem indifferent, if not confused. Once you play...

Web 2.0 Summit Wrap Up

11/10/2008, [Web 2.0 Summit] This year Web 2.0 Summit was not all about the new Internet but more about how to save the planet, to be more politically conscious and more social. It was all about nonprofit organizations, charity, economic crisis,discussions about...

Web 2.0 Summit: Al Gore Receives Standing Ovations

11/10/2008, [Web 2.0 Summit] The closing session was a speech and a conversation with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. The audience gave him a standing ovation at the beginning and at the end, he opened his speech by saying “Some week”… then he...

MySpace might Design a Music Device

11/09/2008, [Web 2.0 Summit] Yesterday, I attended the conversation on the future of music with Chris DeWolfe, CEO of MySpace, Edgar Bronfman Jr, CEO of Warner Music Group and John Battelle, founder of Federated Media and co-host of the Web 2.0 Summit. Chris told...

A conversation with Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO

11/06/2008, John Battelle asked the question that all the industry craves to ask to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: how monetization is going? But Mark kept answering about the growth of Facebook’s user base that doubled since the beginning of 2008 (from 50...

Jerry Yang Talks About Microsoft, Google and more at Web 2.0

11/05/2008, [Web 2.0] In a conversation with John Battelle, Jerry Yang still sees Yahoo’s search engine as a “great marketplace” that will continue to improve. As for what happened with the Google deal (that fell apart yesterday), he thinks that the...

Microsoft Launches BizSpark, a Global Program for Startups

11/05/2008, [Web 2.0 Summit] Microsoft BizSpark provides early-stage startups access with developments tools, software, hosting services, technical support and market visibility at almost no cost (a $100 fee is required on exit from the program) and for minimal...

Who will own the cloud is irrelevant

08/01/2008, I spotted an article with a catchy title: it’s 2018: who owns the cloud? Where the author asks this interesting question and develops the idea that “providing cloud consumers with a spectacular user experience” is critical and that Apple...