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Sneak Peek At Unisfair – Corporate Events Go Virtual!

Sneak Peek At Unisfair – Corporate Events Go Virtual!

Written by Nitin Karandikar
What do you get when you combine WebEx with Second Life, with a dash of LinkedIn thrown in?
The answer might very well be a new product that will be unveiled by Unisfair at the Web 2.0 Expo conference next week, called Virtual Events for Enterprise (that’s a mouthful, I wish they’d just call it VEE) – billed as “the…

eProject – Eyeing Salesforce.com With Dynamic App Development

eProject – Eyeing Salesforce.com With Dynamic App Development

Recently I interviewed eProject, an on-demand Project Management company. More than 100,000 users at 650 companies currently use eProject’s solutions. They run the gamut from Fortune 500 companies to medium-sized fast growing organizations.
The product is used across industries, but has some sweet spots of adoption in highly regulated…

The World Of Wikis

The World Of Wikis

WetPaint, a popular hosted Wiki solution, announced this week that they are to provide person-to-person and private messaging between users of their Wiki network. This means that Wetpaint Wiki users can now send single or multi-person private messages, to connect and collaborate with others about their interests. On reading this news, it got me…

Properazzi Launches WidSets Collaboration With Nokia

Properazzi Launches WidSets Collaboration With Nokia

Properazzi is a property search engine, based in Barcelona, Spain. The service only launched in March 2007, but already it claims to have the largest database of property listings in Europe – 1.8 million property listings in 45 countries, in multiple languages and currencies. The company is funded by Mangrove Capital Partners.
Today Properazzi…

The Talking Search Engines: A Conversation with HAL

The Talking Search Engines: A Conversation with HAL

“Good Morning, HAL.”
“Good Morning, Charles.”
“You were out pretty late last night, HAL.”
“I went to a party.”
“Oh.  Who was there? Any bots that I know?”
“Just friends; the usual chatterbots.”
“Was SHE there?”
“Who?”
“Oh come on, HAL, you know who I mean.  Was Ms. Dewey there?”
“Yes. She was with some bot.”
“Who?”
“OLIVER…

Google – The Ultimate Money Making Machine

Google – The Ultimate Money Making Machine

We learned the fundamental law of Supply and Demand in Economics 101. The textbooks explain that shifts in demand cause corresponding changes in supply. No matter what the changes are, the point where the curves intersect sets the price of the good or a service. This law provides a powerful explanation for how markets come to equilibrium.
But this…

Define Web 3.0 Contest – Winners of Web 2.0 Expo Tickets

Define Web 3.0 Contest – Winners of Web 2.0 Expo Tickets

Last week we ran a contest giving away 3 tickets to the Web 2.0 Expo conference in San Francisco next week, worth $1,500 each. To enter, all you had to do was define Web 3.0. We got a lot of awesome definitions and it was extremely tough to pick out 3 winners. About 15 entries made my initial short list, from which point the Read/WriteWeb authors…

Martha Stewart 2.0

Martha Stewart 2.0

Martha Stewart’s company today officially unveiled the latest version of its marthastewart.com website. They are  positioning it as “the most authoritative lifestyle destination on the Internet” and it’s aiming for a market of an estimated 102 million women online. I was immediately curious to look at the new site, because back in July 2005…

Google Eyeing Maxthon – Will Stoke Flames of Jealousy in Firefox

Google Eyeing Maxthon – Will Stoke Flames of Jealousy in Firefox

Techcrunch is reporting that China-based web browser Maxthon has sold a minority stake to Google, rumored to be around $1 million. More importantly Techcrunch is “also hearing that this investment is part of a ‚Äúmuch larger strategic deal‚Ä? between the two companies.” Maxthon is a powerful tabbed, fully customizable and 100% free Internet…

Salesforce.com Brings Web 2.0 To The Enterprise With ContentExchange

Salesforce.com Brings Web 2.0 To The Enterprise With ContentExchange

Today Salesforce.com announced a new product called Salesforce ContentExchange, a content management product for unstructured data such as email and html. They also publicly announced the acquisition of Koral, a web 2.0 content collaboration platform that was at DEMO07 earlier this year (see Zoli Erdos’ review). Koral is a key enabling…

TheFind.com: Shopping Search Engine Scores A+ In Vertical Search

TheFind.com: Shopping Search Engine Scores A+ In Vertical Search

Recently I spoke with Siva Kumar, founder and CEO of TheFind.com – a next generation online shopping engine focused on the Lifestyle segment. According to Siva, TheFind.com is a discovery shopping search engine optimized for lifestyle products such as clothing & accessories, home & garden, sports & outdoor, kids & family, and health…

Internet Video Hyperaggregation

Internet Video Hyperaggregation

About a week ago, the hot topic online was NBC Universal and News Corp launching a joint-venture to provide “the largest Internet video distribution network ever assembled.” The joint-venture is still months away from being finalized – and from reading TechCrunch’s notes of the conference call, it is obvious a lot of details still need to be…

Weekly Wrapup, 2-6 April 2007

Weekly Wrapup, 2-6 April 2007

Here is a summary of the week’s Web Tech action on Read/WriteWeb. Note that you can subscribe to the weekly wrapups, either via the special RSS feed or by email:

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The week started off with a flurry of April Fools jokes, blog style…

The Sidebar Syndrome

The Sidebar Syndrome

Written by Bilal Hameed from the Startup Meme blog

This week we’ve seen evidence of a new trend in the Web, which I’ve termed “The Sidebar Syndrome”. Before I analyze the effects of this trend, let’s first take a look at the services that may ultimately become flag bearers of the Sidebar era.
Google Talk “IM in the Sidebar”
Google Talk was…

CrazyEgg – Measuring Web Site Usability

CrazyEgg – Measuring Web Site Usability

In Jakob Nielsen’s latest book, Prioritizing Web Usability, the usability guru presents his latest discoveries on how to design usable web sites. His meticulous research is based on lab experiments, with thousands of users of diverse backgrounds.
Dr. Nielsen and his assistants observed how these users interacted with a wide array of sites, ranging…

How Will Enterprises Deliver Next Generation Internet Applications?

How Will Enterprises Deliver Next Generation Internet Applications?

This week Optaros released a free survey report entitled ‘How Will Enterprises Deliver Next Generation Internet Applications?’. Over 400 senior decision makers responded to the survey, which looked at how enterprises will deliver the next-generation of Internet applications. A little background on Optaros: it describes itself as “an assembler of…