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    Reversing the Enterprise 2.0 Pricing Model

    Why is the Enterprise 2.0 market not taking off more strongly? The reason has to do partly with ill-conceived pricing structures: volume-discount (VD) schemes. Fix them, and you fix one of the obstacles preventing the market from expanding rapidly. And by fixing them is meant reversing them, in particular by...

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    Is the Relational Database Doomed?

    Recently, a lot of new non-relational databases have cropped up both inside and outside the cloud. One key message this sends is, "if you want vast, on-demand scalability, you need a non-relational database".If that is true, then is this a sign that the once mighty relational database finally has a...

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    Emergence Capital: A VC Riding the SaaS Wave

    Emergence Capital is a VC firm that got our attention when it closed two Series A deals in November (with Maxplore and Zuberance). That is pretty cool at a time when most VCs were ringing alarms and knee-deep in doom and gloom. The New York Times even asked "Maybe We...

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    Government 2.0: The Rise of the Goverati

    Everyone knows how well Barack Obama's presidential campaign made use of new media to raise money and market the candidate. We also know how big a role social technology played during inauguration week, from handheld flip HD footage appearing on network TV to people reporting on Twitter about what they...

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    ReadWriteWeb Guide to Super Bowl XLIII: Geeking Out on the Big Game

    This Sunday, millions of people will tune into watch Super Bowl XLIII, where the Pittsburgh Steelers will meet the Arizona Cardinals in Tampa Bay, Florida (home of ReadWriteWeb's Sarah Perez) to decide who is the best team in professional football - or more correctly, given our international audience, American Football....

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    Weekly Wrapup: Recommender Systems, Social Media Trends, State of Blog Search, And More…

    In this edition of the Weekly Wrapup, our newsletter summarising the top stories of the week, we continue our series on recommendation technologies, outline 10 ways that social media will change in 2009, look at 8 mobile technologies to watch in 2009-10, review the state of blog search, and more....

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    SEAmail: Applying Semantic Technology to Email

    A prototype email system being developed at Stanford University is designed to bring the power of semantic technology to our inbox. Called SEAmail, short for "semantic email addressing," the system will help its users route email to the correct person or persons without needing to know their names or email...

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    10 Ways Social Media Will Change in 2009

    "Social media" was the term du jour in 2008. Consumers, companies, and marketers were all talking about it. We have social media gurus, social media startups, social media books, and social media firms. It is now common practice among corporations to hire social media strategists, assign community managers, and launch...

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    How Can Web Tech Help Enterprises with Innovation Management?

    In his book The Innovator's Dilemma, Professor Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School describes the theory of how large outstanding firms can fail "by doing everything right." The innovator's dilemma, according to Christensen, affects companies whose success and capabilities can actually become obstacles in the face of changing markets and...

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    Kickfire: Data Analytics for the Masses

    You may not realize it, but the data analytics market is buzzing. There are new vendors emerging, new products popping up, new deals being done, and several new strategies being pursued. Vendors are predominately chasing big data, with battles lines being drawn by solution providers that cater to between roughly...

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    Whitehouse.gov: Looking Back at 12 Years of the US President’s Web Presence

    As the eyes of the world were focused on the pomp and circumstance of Barack Obama moving into a new role as President of the United States, Obama's Web team was hard at work - with far less fanfare - moving their Web property to a new address: whitehouse.gov, the...

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    State of Innovation in India: 2009

    A year ago, I wrote about the State of Innovation in India, keying off an article I had written 10 years previously. Rather than wait another 10 years, ReadWriteWeb has decided to make this an annual review. This time, we have restricted ourselves to web technology. We are looking for...

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    Cashnxt: Low-Cost Banking for the Rural Poor

    A couple of entrepreneurs out of Kerala, India, are re-envisioning the way that banking is done. Anish Achuthan (26) and Rameena Rabeedin (28), have developed a branchless network consisting of low-cost ATMs, Smart Teller Machines, E-POS terminals, and a mobile banking gateway that lets you perform transactions using your cell...

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    Following the Big Man: Google and NORAD Team Up Again to Track Santa Claus

    You've been good all year. But did you make the official "nice" list? If you celebrate Christmas, you'll no doubt be wondering when the big man will be swinging by your house with Rudolph and the gang. "Up on the housetop, click click click" and all of that. Instead of...

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    Facebook Connect Readies for Broader Distribution with Digg and Hulu

    If the initial development race of Web 2.0 centered around "building a better social network" then the next phase will certainly focus on extending the reach of existing social networks beyond their current domain. How? By using the elements of the social graph as the foundational components that will drive...

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    Can Panels.net Make Useful, Real Time Pop-ups?

    You've probably seen lots of services that put pop up windows on top of links in web pages - usually for advertising and often in unhelpful places on the page. Could something like that be done well, though? Serial entrepreneur Craig Barnes believes it can be, and he's been working...

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    Sayvee Makes Awesome Promo Videos For Pre-Launch Artist Website Tool

    Canadian startup Sayvee will "soon" launch a new service that allows artists to quickly and easily create their own websites to sell their art, build community, support positive political causes and more. That doesn't sound like a show stopper (unless you're an artist in need of a website) but the...

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    10 Things to Know About Salesforce.com

    These are reflections from having spent a few days at the annual Salesforce.com event, Dreamforce. We hope they are valuable to people who need an executive summary-level understanding of the company and its position in the cloud and SaaS marketplace. Full disclosure, the company paid for my flight and hotel...

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    Cloud Computing Panel at Web 2.0 Summit

    Yesterday, an all-star panel at the TechWeb/O'Reilly's Web 2.0 Summit took a closer look at the implications of the current shift towards cloud computing and discussed the possible business models around it. The panel featured Adobe's CTO Kevin Lynch, Salesfore.com's CEO Marc Benioff, Google's Dave Girouard, and VMware's CEO Paul...

  • Web
    Social Media Classroom: New Web 2.0 Platform for Education

    The Social Media Classroom (SMC) is a new project started by Howard Rheingold which offers an open-source Drupal-based web service to teachers and students for the purpose of introducing social media into the classroom. The service includes tools like forums, blogs, wikis, chat, social bookmarking, RSS, microblogging, widgets, video conferencing,...

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