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Web 2.0 Summit Notes, Day 3

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Today has already had a flurry of announcements and news. Here’s a brief wrap
of them:

  • Microsoft Live Labs Photosynth
    was introduced by Gary Flake at the conference. It’s an impressive 3D and
    photo analysis tool. Currently you can’t upload your own photos, so it’s
    more a showcase than a real product right now.
  • Yahoo has announced
    integration of their IM product with Yahoo
    Mail Beta
    . It will be a single interface, differentiating it from the
    Gmail and Gtalk integration (which can be a little awkward to use at times).
  • Zimbra
    new offline functionality, which enables you to access your
    email while on a plane, train, etc. Basically it’s a local sync’d cache of
    the data, which allows you to search, tag, organize your data even without
    network access – and it syncs up when you go back online. To be honest,
    this would’ve come in handy at the Summit!! (where wifi has been spotty at
  • Sharpcast today introduced
    a new service code-named ‚ÄúHummingbird‚Ä?. It allows people to manage all
    kinds of file types – e.g. documents, photos, music and videos – across
    their computer hard drives, mobile devices and the web. This is a
    continuation of their long-term strategy to enable syncing of all media
    across devices and the Web.
  • ThinkFree, a Web Office suite
    provider, has launched ThinkFree Viewers – which allow Web services such as Coil
    (a virtual office application for work processing) to add office
    productivity functionality to their applications and Web sites.

I’ll follow up with more substantial analysis a little later. It’s been so hectic here and yesterday I was extremely fortunate to see Lou Reed playing live, courtesy of AOL at the after-dinner show! I’m still buzzing about that, as I’m a huge Velvet Underground fan. Anyway, more tech related stories coming soon 🙂

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