Top 10 Semantic Web Products of 2010

Top 10 Semantic Web Products of 2010

Every year ReadWriteWeb selects the top 10 products or developments across a range of categories. We kick off the 2010 ‘Best Of’ series with our selection of the top 10 Semantic Web products and implementations of the year.
This year we’ve chosen 5 products by semantically charged startups and 5 implementations by large organizations. The startups…

Top 10 RSS and Syndication Technologies of 2010

Top 10 RSS and Syndication Technologies of 2010

“RSS is Dead”, tech sage Steve Gillmor said in May of 2009. I know that’s not true, because I spend a lot of my work and my leisure time reading RSS and other forms of syndicated content feeds.

If you’re not familiar with Really Simple Syndication (RSS) – it is, in the simplest of terms, a powerfully simple technology that delivers new content…

Best BigCo of 2010: Facebook

Best BigCo of 2010: Facebook

At the end of every year, ReadWriteWeb reviews the progress (or otherwise) of big Internet organizations and names one of them our ‘Best BigCo.’ We started this tradition in 2004, making this the 7th year. In 2009 it was Google, thanks to Chrome, Android and other advancements. In 2008 we chose Apple, due largely to the iPhone and App Store…

Top Trends of 2010: App Stores

Top Trends of 2010: App Stores

The Mobile Web has been a huge trend in 2010 and one output of that has been the emergence of app stores. It started of course with Apple’s App Store for the iPhone and then iPad. Then we saw other app stores come onto the scene: Android Market, Nokia’s Ovi Store, Microsoft’s Windows Phone Marketplace and others.
In addition to these OS-based…

Most Promising Company For 2011: SimpleGeo

Most Promising Company For 2011: SimpleGeo

Yesterday we selected our Best LittleCo of 2010, the light blogging service Tumblr. In this post we select a company that we think has the potential to be Best LittleCo of 2011. Next year we’re expecting a lot from data-centric companies and one in particular. This company provides a platform for developers to create location-aware applications…

Top Trends of 2010: Internet TV

Top Trends of 2010: Internet TV

Looking back on the year in Web technology, we can see that several product categories have evolved significantly over 2010. We’ve already written about App Stores and eReaders. Another market that progressed in 2010 was Internet TV. Among the developments: Apple announced a major overhaul of Apple TV, Google launched its Android-powered Google TV…

Top 10 Startups of 2010

Top 10 Startups of 2010

2010 was a good year for Web startups. Deal flow, particularly at early stages, was active, and even though valuations were high, investor dollars were seemingly at the ready. Of the companies that made headlines and that led some of the major tech trends of the year, many were startups: Zynga (social gaming), Groupon (group buying), Foursquare…

Top Trends of 2010: Privacy

Top Trends of 2010: Privacy

The rise of Facebook as a truly mainstream social network was a big story this year. An interesting question is, how much of Facebook’s success was directly related to its loosening of privacy controls at the end of 2009? That move created both a backlash and a huge bump in users as 2010 unfolded.
The issue of privacy has come to the fore again…

Top Trends of 2010: Growth of eBooks & eReaders

Top Trends of 2010: Growth of eBooks & eReaders

eBook sales almost doubled over 2010 and now make up 9% of total consumer book sales, according to the Association of American Publishers. This growth was fueled by intense competition amongst eReader manufacturers over 2010. Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, Barnes & Noble Nook and others attempted to undercut each other throughout the year…

Top 10 Mobile Products of 2010

Top 10 Mobile Products of 2010

Mobile technology has seen major advances over the course of 2010, with new platforms, new services and new usage trends all taking hold to spread the adoption of not just the mobile Web, but the Web itself. The number of smartphone owners are increasing, mobile operating systems are proliferating and apps have become the new go-to tools for…

Top Trends of 2010: Social Shopping

Top Trends of 2010: Social Shopping

In 2010, we’ve seen the rise of so-called “social shopping” services. They rely heavily on technologies such as social networking, crowdsourcing and smart phone scanners. Here we present five of the main social shopping developments of 2010. This kicks off a series of posts that will be published over November and December, looking back…

Best LittleCo of 2010: Tumblr

Best LittleCo of 2010: Tumblr

Every year since 2004, ReadWriteWeb has selected a best ‘little company.’ In past years we’ve given this honor to Flickr, 37Signals, YouTube (in 2006, the year it was acquired by Google), Twitter (in 2007, before it went mainstream), Zoho, and Aardvark. As you can see, many of these companies have gone onto much bigger things. When we select the…

Top 10 Culture of Tech Stories of 2010

Top 10 Culture of Tech Stories of 2010

Every year ReadWriteWeb selects the top 10 products or developments across a range of categories. The latest installment is the top 10 stories of the culture of technology.

These are the stories that answer that question you sometimes hear from tech skeptics or those who mistake advances in computing and communications for Beanie Babies and…

Top 10 SMB Tech Tools of 2010

Top 10 SMB Tech Tools of 2010

In 2010, it felt like the flurry of new startups and Web tools only accelerated, with more and more products popping up every week. For business owners, it’s not always easy to stay on top of it all, let alone take each of these new offerings for a spin to see if they’re worth using.
As 2011 approaches, ReadWriteWeb takes a look back at 10 of…

Top 10 Real-Time Web Products of 2010

Top 10 Real-Time Web Products of 2010

Last year, when we looked at the top real-time Web products of 2009, we predicted that in 2010 the real-time Web was “likely to become a standard expectation on sites all around the world”. Indeed, as we look back on the last year we find that many of the big innovations in terms of the real-time Web come in the form of implementations by companies…

Top 10 Internet of Things Developments of 2010

Top 10 Internet of Things Developments of 2010

Internet of Things (IoT) is a term for when everyday ordinary objects are connected to the Internet via microchips. The technologies include sensors, RFID and smartphone standards like NFC. The use cases are still evolving, but over 2010 we saw large organizations like HP and IBM build out impressive platforms for the Internet of Things. We also…

Top 10 Cloud Computing Services for 2010

Top 10 Cloud Computing Services for 2010

We chose our top 10 services based upon what trends bubbled in 2010 and the companies and organizations that responded or even set the tone for the overall market.

We looked at the entire landscape but with a particular focus on platforms.

Platforms provide infrastructure and serve as developer ecosystems. Platforms are where apps are created…

Richard MacManus’ Top 10 Web Products of 2010

Richard MacManus’ Top 10 Web Products of 2010

This month ReadWriteWeb is publishing a series of top 10 lists of the best products of 2010, each based on a specific category. This post is a little different, in that it’s my own personal top 10 list of my favorite products of 2010. I’m not claiming these are the best products of the year, only that they’re the products I used and loved the most…

Top 10 Enterprise Products of 2010

Top 10 Enterprise Products of 2010

This year enterprise 2.0 went from being a fringe idea to being mainstream as CIOs started asking “how?” instead of “why?” Big name vendors entered the marketplace with new products and existing vendors released new versions with innovative new features.
We chose to break up the enterprise products of the year up into categories: new product…