December 2007 Archives
Saturday, 15th December 2007
Here is a quick wrapup of the week's Web Tech action on ReadWriteWeb. For those of you reading this via our website, note that you can subscribe to the Weekly Wrapups, either via the special RSS feed or by email. This week on ReadWriteWeb we did our annual review of Web companies and most promising for 2008. Check out these posts for our picks, and…
The BBC Tinkers With Netvibes-Inspired Homepage
The British Broadcasting Corporation quietly launched a beta version of their spiffed up new homepage last week. The new page, which the Beeb has dubbed a "lick of paint," draws on a number of so-called web 2.0 design aesthetics: rounded corners, large fonts, big buttons, a soft color palette, and a liberal dash of AJAX.
Friday, 14th December 2007
Most Promising for Web 2008: Open Source Movement
Earlier this week we announced our Best BigCo of 2007 as Facebook and our Best LittleCo of 2007 as Twitter. In this post we'll give you our pick for Most Promising for Web in 2008. Originally we planned to pick the most promising Web company for 2008. But in the end the ReadWriteWeb team decided to follow the example set by Time magazine last…
Developer Project Management Services Growing Increasingly Sophisticated
Two popular project management tools for software developers, Assembla and Unfuddle, both made major releases of new services this week. Unfuddle announced an extensive API yesterday, as well as a Mac Dashboard Widget based on that API. The widget will let users monitor project activity, create tickets, time entries and more from their desktop.
The Blogosphere Gets a Newspaper in The Issue
The vast majority of the blogosphere exists in the long tail, and as we have often talked about recently, attracting an audience in the long tail is very hard to do. So it stands that many good blogs go virtually unread. Automatic aggregators, like Techmeme, end up acting somewhat like gated communities that are dominated by the biggest blogs…