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Kiwi is Microsoft Number 3

Kiwi is Microsoft Number 3

I thought I’d post this before Phil
Pearson gets to it 😉 A New Zealander, Chris Liddell, has just been appointed to the
job of Chief Financial Officer at Microsoft, making him the third most powerful
person there (behind Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer). Mr Liddell commented:

“Obviously it’s a great privilege for me personally but…

post.icio.us

post.icio.us

I’ve been trying to figure out a way to do a daily Web 2.0 update with links – without being,
you know… one of those blogs that just links to other blogs. What I’m looking for is
something in-between del.icio.us and a ‘real’ post.

My ‘Web 2.0 News’ posts
from 1-2 weeks ago were a bit too long and time-intensive to write. So what I’m…

Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-up, 18-24 Apr 2005

Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-up, 18-24 Apr 2005

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This week: Macrobe/Adobemedia, sports RSS feeds, Google and Yahoo MojoWatch, Mobile Web 2.0 woes, Dan Gillmor’s Web 3.0.

Web Design Bigco: Adobe buys Macromedia

This was all over the Web Tech part of the blogosphere this week and the general
feeling was one of surprise that two Web Design heavyweights have joined forces. Are…

Web 2.0 Noted

Web 2.0 Noted

John Battelle: “In
the Web 2.0 world, it matter less that you have a major media company behind you, what
matters is if your voice and point of view are considered valuable by your audience.”

PaidContent.org:
Weekend Readings on Web 2.0 – hey Rafat, since you hate the term ‘Web 2.0’, I’m
available to do this feature for you if you like…

Media Flows

Media Flows

If Information Flow can
be likened to a river,
then lately I’ve only had time to occasionally splash water on my face as refreshment.
Which is to say, I’ve been dipping in and out of the Information Flow that is my
Bloglines account.

This is the reason why the daily Web 2.0 News feature I
started last week has since escaped my grasp and quietly…

Happy Birthday Read/Write Web!

Happy Birthday Read/Write Web!

Today dawns in New Zealand as the 20th April 2005, which happens to be the 2nd
birthday of Read/Write Web. Yes, two years ago today I posted my first blog post on R/WW
(although I’d tinkered with blogging a year or so before that). Over the past 2 years
blogging has brought me so much – my writing genes have well and truly flowered and just
this…

Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-up, 11-17 Apr 2005

Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-up, 11-17 Apr 2005

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This week: Aggregators trendy, Yahoo News vs Google News, Rupert Murdoch on the
Mount, RSS Readers in bloom, new kinds of Kool-Aid.

Aggregators Trending Upwards

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) and analyst firm Outsell
released a report
on the Information Industry this week. They estimate the industry…

RSS and The Big 3

RSS and The Big 3

I’ve been following what the 3 big Internet companies have been doing with RSS and I
largely agree with Dave Winer’s recent assessment:

“Yahoo is dashing in front, with Microsoft close behind. Why isn’t Google in the
race?”

Yahoo has been by far the most proactive company of the 3 this year. Microsoft has
shown glimpses of what they’re plotting…

Yahoo News Re-design: Initial Thoughts

Yahoo News Re-design: Initial Thoughts

A couple of weeks ago OJR reported that Yahoo
News – “the second most trafficked News & Information site on the Web” – was in
the process of a re-design. That design has now gone live in beta form, with the tagline “More News.
More Relevant. More About You.”

From a design pov:
– They’ve toned down the blue colour of the links.
– News sources…

BBC Mobile, Business Models 2.0, Internet TV

BBC Mobile, Business Models 2.0, Internet TV

A daily shot of Web 2.0 news. Each item will have a main link, one or two lines of commentary from me, and
views of the story from other bloggers (if available and if I have time). I’m still fiddling with the format…

BBC unveils five-year mobile strategy
NMA reports on the BBC’s five-year strategy for mobile: “The strategy is centred around…

Firefox, VCs, MSN Spaces

Firefox, VCs, MSN Spaces

A daily shot of news from your favourite Web 2.0 blog. Each item has a main link, one
or two lines of R/WW commentary, plus views of the story from other bloggers.

Start-up building on top of Firefox

ZDNet reports that a
company called Round Two is building “a new crop of products and services that will
enhance your Firefox…

Site News

Site News

I’m pleased to announce the first Read/Write
Web sponsor: ThePort Network. They will be
sponsoring my Web 2.0 Weekly
Wrap-Up for the next 3 months, which I’m thrilled about! ThePort Network has an
exciting Web 2.0 product that is currently in the process of being launched. I’ve had a
walk-through of it and I was very impressed!

In other news…

Become.Com, AP vs Google News, del.icio.us

Become.Com, AP vs Google News, del.icio.us

Here’s a new feature I’m trialing on Read/Write Web. It’ll be a daily
shot of Web 2.0 news. Each item will have a main link, one or two lines of commentary
from me, and views of the story from other bloggers (if I have time).

It’ll take a while to settle into a decent format, so bear with me while I experiment
with this.

Why the coffee picture…

Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-up, 4-10 Apr 2005

Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-up, 4-10 Apr 2005

This week: non-blog uses for RSS (including Enterprise and Consumer), a new web-based delivery system for Associated Press, RSS advertising, Bigco action, Bloglines vs Technorati.

RSS not only for blogs

Right now there’s a lot of activity around utilising RSS outside blogging. I’ve said
before that blogging is and always will be a minority…

JupiterResearch Blogging: RSS Readers: Part 3

JupiterResearch Blogging: RSS Readers: Part 3

This is my final post on the JupiterResearch report entitled RSS
Readers: Addressing Market Opportunities with an Innovative News Medium (here are Part 1 and Part 2). I’ve enjoyed this
chance to analyse the analysts and I’m keen to do it again. I wonder if other Analyst
companies would be willing to do a similar thing?

So in Part 1 I reviewed…

Evolving Wikipedia Definition of Web 2.0

Evolving Wikipedia Definition of Web 2.0

The Wikipedia page for Web 2.0
continues to evolve. It still
doesn’t read well in places, but some parts hit the mark. For example this is a pretty
good explanation of the transition from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0:

“The original conception of the web (in this context, labeled Web 1.0) comprised
static HTML pages that were updated rarely, if at all…

JupiterResearch Blogging: RSS Readers: Part 2

JupiterResearch Blogging: RSS Readers: Part 2

Last week I started my review of a JupiterResearch report entitled RSS
Readers: Addressing Market Opportunities with an Innovative News Medium. I covered
the first couple of pages of the report, in which JupiterResearch asked: What Is RSS and
Where Is It Used? I was interested to see what Michael Gartenberg from JupiterResearch,
the Lead Analyst on…

The Gentle Art of Self-Promotion

The Gentle Art of Self-Promotion

The second in my JupiterResearch blogging
series is coming up later today, but I thought I’d mention my new sponsorship drive in
the meantime. Basically I’ve set myself a goal of being self-employed in
blogging-related activities by the end of this year. This will primarily be from
writing (not just on R/WW), but also probably consulting and…

Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-up, 28 Mar – 3 Apr 2005

Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-up, 28 Mar – 3 Apr 2005

Before I start: as this is a regular feature, I’m looking for a forward-thinking
company to sponsor the Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-Up. I get a lot of very positive feedback
about the Wrap-Up and I know that a number of influential people read it. So if you’d
like to sponsor the Weekly Wrap-Up with a banner or similar (nothing inside the editorial
though…

JupiterResearch Blogging: RSS Readers: Part 1

JupiterResearch Blogging: RSS Readers: Part 1

Recently I was invited by JupiterResearch VP & Research Director Michael
Gartenberg to be a part of their new
blogging program. The deal: I get a free copy of an analyst report relevant to my
specialty and in return I will offer my own blog-style analysis of it. What this means
is that a respected analyst firm, JupiterResearch, is reaching…