Our top story this week was about Gmail becoming an app platform. Oh right, and some other thing called the iPad. Read on for our coverage and analysis. We also continued our exploration of the significant Internet trends of 2010, including Real-Time Web, Mobile Web and Internet of Things.
Note: We’ve refreshed the format for our longest running feature, the Weekly Wrapup. It now focuses more explicitly on the key trends that ReadWriteWeb is tracking in 2010, as well as giving you the highlights from the leading story of the week. Let us know your thoughts on the new format.
Story of the Week: Gmail Becomes an App Platform
- Gmail Becomes an App Platform: Google Adds OAuth to IMAP
- Coming Soon to Gmail Chat: File Transfer
- 15 iPad Apps We Can’t Wait to Download
- The iPad in Education: Colleges Give iPads to All Incoming Students
- Twitter Gets a New Homepage – It’s a Whole Thing
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- Location-Based Social Networks: Delightful, Dangerous or Somewhere in Between?
- What’s a “Universal” iPad App and How Do You Use It?
- iPad’s Top Apps and Early Trends
Augmented Reality for Marketers and Developers: Our Newest Research Report
We’re pleased to announce ReadWriteWeb’s latest premium report, Augmented Reality for Marketers and Developers: Analysis of the Leaders, the Challenges and the Future. This report will help you develop a sophisticated understanding of Augmented Reality (AR), the mobile and Web technology that places data on top of a user’s view of the physical world. The research included will help you decrease your AR development time to market by learning from the first wave of early adopters. AR offers a new marketing and product paradigm for a high impact, high value customer experience. More than 1,000 AR campaigns were kicked-off last year and we expect to see many more in 2010. In this report, we profile key AR development companies, their campaigns as well as development lessons learned. For more information or to buy the report, visit here.
Internet of Things
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- Looking for the Next Big Idea? Unleash the Beast!
- TechStars’ Andrew Hyde Launches Freelance Marketplace Startup
- The Art of the VC Pitch: A Roundup of Advice from 6 VCs
Our channel ReadWriteEnterprise is devoted to ‘enterprise 2.0’ and using social software inside organizations.
- FourSquare for the Enterprise: Give it 2 Years, Max
- Microsoft Testing OfficeTalk – Microblogging Service Much Like Twitter
Our channel ReadWriteCloud, sponsored by VMware and Intel, is dedicated to Virtualization and Cloud Computing.
- User Ignorance Causes Cloud Security Leak; Accounts, Passwords Revealed
- Rulers of the Cloud: A Multi-Tenant Semantic Cloud is Forming & EMC Knows that Data Matters
- Earth Hour: Is it Time to Virtualize the Electrical Grid?
That’s a wrap for another week! Enjoy your weekend everyone.