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Marissa Mayer’s Need for Speed

Read/WriteWeb’s Web 2.0 Summit coverage sponsored by Yahoo!

Marissa Mayer from Google only has 10 minutes to speak at Web 2.0 Summit, so
she gives a high level look at Google’s use of Ajax in applications. She notes
that the key reason they created Gmail in Ajax was speed. This is a theme in
Google Maps too. In terms of Google Videos, she says how instant something is
and giving instant gratification is key – they used to make users wait 24-48
hours to see their videos after uploading to GVideo.

She asks what does speed mean for future apps? She has a slide that shows
browser support – FF2 and IE7. Marissa says we’ll see built-in support for
client side languages (e.g. javascript). She says also that people will spend
more time online, due to increase in broadband etc – and this is good for Google.
Another point she makes is that mobile hardware will improve a lot.

In conclusion, she says speed is very important for web 2.0 and the future of
the Web.

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