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Years before “mashup” was used as a Web term, Kapow Technologies had been providing Global 2000 companies with enterprise-class technology that uses a unique and flexible Web-based approach to building composite services and applications. Any application component with a web interface can be quickly and easily repurposed using the Kapow Mashup Server, including Web-based content, data or business logic. So it is entirely fitting that Kapow should now be launching openkapow, the industry’s first software service and developer community designed to accelerate mashup adoption and industry best practices in mashup design. “With openkapow," said Stefan Andreasen (pictured above left), founder and CEO of Kapow Technologies, "we hope to accelerate the adoption of mashups in the enterprise through the network effect and grassroots momentum that a larg... (more)

TopQuadrant Delivers Visual Scripting Language for the Semantic Web

TopQuadrant announced SPARQLMotion, a visual scripting language that allows people without programming skills to create semantic Web applications. With SPARQLMotion, end users can integrate data sources, run queries on the combined data, and create information mash-ups and reports on an as-needed basis - all without assistance from the IT department. Additionally, SPARQLMotion is compliant with and utilizes the W3C standard SPARQL. “SPARQLMotion puts the power of data integration where it should be - in the hands of end users and domain experts,” said Holger Knublauch,... (more)

Web 2.0 Journal: Blogging Software Provider Six Apart To Partner With Bokee

Six Apart, provider of the blogging software , has partnered with Bokee,  blog hosting company in China, to make it easy for Chinese businesses to communicate with their customers and for employees to communicate internally through blogging. Under an agreement announced today, Bokee will localize and distribute Movable Type, Six Apart’s leading web publishing platform, to Chinese businesses and educational institutions, beginning in Q2. Movable Type has become the preferred platform for business blogging, with companies across the globe using the installable software to easil... (more)

StrikeIron Survey Reveals Web 2.0 Challenges

StrikeIron announced the results of a survey conducted to identify the leading challenges faced when integrating live data into new applications and enterprise mashups. Web 2.0 drew over 10,000 technical, design, marketing and business professionals who are building the next generation Web. Mashups are a new genre of interactive Web applications that use content retrieved from external data sources to create entirely new and innovative services. They are a key feature of the second generation of Web applications informally known as Web 2.0. Respondents were asked to rate on a sca... (more)

Xignite and JackBe Partner to 'Mashup' Financial Web Services

Xignite, the pure-play provider of financial Web services for mission-critical corporate applications, and JackBe Corporation, a provider of Enterprise Web 2.0 infrastructure solutions that combine service-oriented architecture (SOA) and AJAX to create Enterprise Mashups and Rich Enterprise Applications (REA), have announced a joint solution that provides speed and flexibility for the development and deployment of Web-based “mashup” applications. The solution combines both companies’ expertise and strengths to demonstrate the ease of integrating financial Web ... (more)