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SXSW: Web 2.0, Semantic Web & Scientific Publishing

SXSW: Web 2.0, Semantic Web & Scientific Publishing

Sean Ammirati of mSpoke is at
SXSW in Austin, TX (USA). He is reporting for Read/WriteWeb throughout the event.

The last panel I attended on the first
day of SXSW was entitled “Web
2.0 and Semantic Web: The Impact on Scientific Publishing”. The panel was moderated
by John Wilbanks from Science
Commons. John did an excellent job showing how a…

SXSW: Under 18 Blogs, Wikis & Social Networks

SXSW: Under 18 Blogs, Wikis & Social Networks

Sean Ammirati of mSpoke is at
SXSW in Austin, TX (USA). He is reporting for Read/WriteWeb throughout the event.

After attending a panel on collaboration
earlier this morning, I attended the panel “Under
18: Blogs, Wikis and Online Social Networks for Youth”. The moderator was: Andrea
Forte of the Georgia Institute of Technology. The panelists…

SXSW: Web App Autopsy

SXSW: Web App Autopsy

Sean Ammirati of mSpoke is at
SXSW in Austin, TX (USA). He is reporting for Read/WriteWeb throughout the event.

This afternoon I attended an amazing
panel titled
“Web App Autopsy”. This was one of the panels I was most excited about when I was
getting ready to come to Austin.

The panel examined four live web applications (RegOnline, FeedBurner…

SXSW: World Domination via Collaboration

SXSW: World Domination via Collaboration

Sean Ammirati of mSpoke is at
SXSW in Austin, TX (USA). He is reporting for Read/WriteWeb throughout the event.

The SXSW conference has multiple panels
going on at the same time. I started my SXSW experience by attending the “World
Domination Via Collaboration” panel. The presenters were: Jory Des Jardins
Co-Founder, BlogHer LLC; Betsy Aoki…

Friday Fun: Weird Search Engines

Friday Fun: Weird Search Engines

While the serious talk today is about Freebase, a new next-gen search engine from Danny Hillis, it’s the end of the week and so time for a bit of fun. Author of the popular Top
Alternative Search Engines list, Charles Knight, flicked me an email this morning
with an example of a weird alt search engine that he’d discovered…

Weekly Wrapup, 5-9 March 2007

Weekly Wrapup, 5-9 March 2007

Here is a summary of the week’s Web Tech action on Read/WriteWeb.

Top Web News

Earlier this week we reported that Yahoo’s mobile social networking experiment Mixd had closed,
after two months of testing. Actually it had shut down at the end of February, but it
wasn’t noticed by bloggers at the time. What certainly caught peoples attention…

Technorati 100: What’s Hot in the Blogosphere

Technorati 100: What’s Hot in the Blogosphere

Earlier this week Emre wrote about declining
traffic on Technorati and considered the exit options for this blog vertical search
and portal site. The challenge from Google Blogsearch is certainly serious. It is
difficult to compete with Google on speed and breadth of the results. But Technorati is
more than a search engine for blogs – it is also a…

ShoppingPath’s Unique Product Comparison UI

ShoppingPath’s Unique Product Comparison UI

ShoppingPath.com is launching the beta version of its shopping comparison service. A
preview of the ShoppingPath technology is located (for some reason) at the domain www.CrispyShop.com. What caught
my eye was its unique, ipod-like, product comparison UI. It’s a mix of Ajax and Flash and
is quite interesting… maybe even compelling. Here is a…

Ex-My Yahoo Boss, Now Pageflakes CEO, Responds to My Yahoo Beta

Ex-My Yahoo Boss, Now Pageflakes CEO, Responds to My Yahoo Beta

I wondered how long it would take before Pageflakes
responded to the new-look My Yahoo beta, given that the sharing and ‘pages’
features in My Yahoo beta are very similar to what Pageflakes has already done.
Sure enough, the following quote by new Pageflakes CEO Dan Cohen was just
emailed my way. And actually Dan is uniquely qualified to discuss…

Rearden Commerce Shows The Way For Contextual Services

Rearden Commerce Shows The Way For Contextual Services

I have written a few framework articles
recently, defining Web 3.0 and Enterprise 3.0. I also wrote a piece
towards the end of 2005, called What is this
Sea Change? In this article, I am going to start coverage on a very interesting
company called Rearden Commerce, which
touches upon many of the concepts we’ve discussed in the 3 pieces…

My Yahoo! Gets Web 2.0 Makeover

My Yahoo! Gets Web 2.0 Makeover

Hot on the heels of My.Netscape’s
personalized homepage makeover, Yahoo has announced a new version of its own long-running
personalized homepage, My Yahoo. It will at first be a
private beta, with a limited number of users being offered a beta account at http://cm.my.yahoo.com/upgrade. Yahoo’s plan is
to gather feedback from those early users…

Amazon’s Series of Fortunate Events

Amazon’s Series of Fortunate Events

Way back when I was in high school I found myself in a high school science
class. It was your typical experience, replete with bunsen burners, saftey
goggles and a science teacher named Norbert. But one day Norbert had an
inspriation – he let the class watch a video of James Burke and his Connections
series, which described all of the happy…

TVNZ ondemand Being Positioned as “Third Channel”

TVNZ ondemand Being Positioned as “Third Channel”

Today I was invited to
TVNZ’s headquarters in Auckland, along with several other local bloggers, to check out
their new web-based television on demand service – called TVNZ ondemand and due to be launched
later this month. It will have a mix of free (ad supported) and premium content; the latter may only be viewed for 7 days, after which the user’s…

WordPress, 37Signals Join OpenID Bandwagon

WordPress, 37Signals Join OpenID Bandwagon

OpenID has gained two more high profile Internet company
supporters. Wordpress announced their support today
and also Chris Messina did a bit of snooping and discovered that
37Signals support is nigh. These two organizations join Digg, Microsoft,
AOL, Yahoo,
LiveJournal, MediaWiki, and others in their support of OpenID. There are still gaps –
e.g…

Segala Wants To Be The VeriSign Of Web Trust

Segala Wants To Be The VeriSign Of Web Trust

Segala is a specialist in web accessibility, mobile
testing, mobile web testing and certification. Based in Dublin and privately owned,
Segala provides a range of services to help you better understand what problems your
website and mobile applications might have in terms of accessibility. Let’s take a look
at their services…

Content Labels…

MyStrands Links Music Recommendations To Wikipedia Info

MyStrands Links Music Recommendations To Wikipedia Info

MyStrands, a music discovery and social networking
site that covers the PC, mobile and physical worlds (see our profile in
January), has released an interesting new recommendations feature. It uses the
MyStrands Public APIs (called OpenStrands) to link their
social music recommendations to Wikipedia information. Essentially it’s a mashup of…

My.Netscape Being Re-Born as Web 2.0 Personalized Homepage

My.Netscape Being Re-Born as Web 2.0 Personalized Homepage

Not content with re-making the Netscape.com portal into a Digg clone, the Netscape 2.0
crew are at it again – this time with a new version of My.Netscape. Tomorrow (Tuesday US time) it will
release “a Beta of the next generation My.Netscape”. The Netscape blog
states:

“My.Netscape will retain its identity as a personalized homepage, with a…

ClearSpring Gets $5.5M from AOL Founders

ClearSpring Gets $5.5M from AOL Founders

Red Herring is reporting that AOL founders
Steve Case and Ted Leonsis have invested $5.5-million, as a second round investment, into
widget syndication platform Clearspring. Alex
profiled
ClearSpring back in November and other widget platforms we’ve covered
before on Read/WriteWeb include Snipperoo, Widgetbox, Fox’s SpringWidgets and MuseStorm.

In…

Yahoo Mixd Closes – Peanut Butter Manifesto in Action?

Yahoo Mixd Closes – Peanut Butter Manifesto in Action?

After a two-month pilot, Yahoo’s Mixd mobile
service has closed down. Mixd first
came to light in November last year. It was a group mobile messaging tool for the
youth market and had an experimental, trendy design. Currently the Mixd page has some
farewell text on it and a pointer to the much more conservative UI of Yahoo Mobile.

Yahoo told…