AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West, which will take place September
23-26, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California, will
present a session by IBM's Rod Smith entitled: "How to Develop Situational
Applications with Web 2.0 Mashups."
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Web 2.0 is one of the hottest things on the consumer Web, but where does it
fit in the enterprise? What’s the business value and how can developers
use new Web 2.0 mashups to bring value to the line-of-business users?
You’ll hear all of this and more from Rod Smith, IBM Fellow and Vice
President of the IBM Emerging Internet Technologies group. Rod will discuss
what IBM is doing in the Web 2.0 space, give a demonstration of a mashup
maker being developed by his team, and share lessons he's learned from joint
Web 2.0 development... (more)
InteleCom announced that its new Web 2.0 Social Network toksee successfully
launched 3 new viral communication tools or widgets for easy copy and
placement on websites and blogs. All 3 immediately received top rankings from
The toksee chat or video messaging widget allows toksee Members to talk with
and see their friends and family who also have the toksee online conference
system. The toksee guest chat widget can be emailed to multiple non-toksee
Members for video conferencing. The most popular is the toksee instant
messenger widget which can be placed on any website... (more)
Industry blogger Alex Bunardzic writes in his "Ethical Software by Alex
Bunardzic" blog: "Now that Microsoft has jumped onto the web 2.0 bandwagon,
it is more than obvious that web 2.0 is dead as a doornail. Everyone knows by
now that anything Microsoft touches turns into this big slimy brown mush, so
now’s definitely the time to get out of that mess."
Bunardzic analyzes and explains the Web 2.0 movement's fast rise and quick
demise in his blog entry. He ends his blog with the following words:
"So while wikis have been the first harbingers of the web 2.0 revolution,
they continue... (more)
Launched in February 2004, Facebook is now worth $15BN - judging from the
fact that Microsoft has reportedly just bought itself a modest 1.6% chunk of
the company for a staggering $240M. Mark Zuckerberg, a former member of the
Harvard Class of 2006, will not be short of change any time soon: as of
October 2007, the website had 42 million active members worldwide and expects
to pass 60 million users by the end of the year.
According to today's New York Times, "Microsoft will sell the banner ads
appearing on Facebook outside of the United States, splitting the revenue
Day Software has expanded its presence in the social media and open source
markets with the acquisition of the founders and key innovators of
Mindquarry, an open source collaborative software platform provider.
Alexander Klimetschek, Alexander Saar and Lars Trieloff, experts in social
media and collaboration, have joined Day's product development team.
The entrepreneurs' combined expertise in file sharing, task and content
management, collaboration and social media technologies will enhance Day's
product pipeline. In addition, the team's experience with Apache Jackrabbit,
JCR (th... (more)