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Weekly Wrapup, 12-16 February 2007

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

Top Web News

It was a relatively quiet week in Web news. There were various
mobile announcements
from the 3GSM conference in Spain and some
product releases
(e.g. MS Soapbox). Also Google
video game advertising company Adscape. Perhaps the most interesting news
came right at the end of the week, with Dell’s web 2.0 Digg Clone and Video Sharing
. But not much else to report really!

Analysis Posts

Our most popular post this week was an Index of the main
video sharing sites
. Emre Sokullu did a tremendous job of categorizing the white hot
online video industry and listing the main players. The feedback to the post was
overwhelming, but we plan to update it over time with more companies.

Also I recommend Alex Iskold’s analysis of How
Social Sites Reveal What Your Audience Likes
. Especially if you’re a blogger, there
are some great tips in there on how to deliver what your audience wants. And as commenter
James Brown noted, there’s an opportunity for
Google or even a startup to make these stats easier to obtain:

“Wouldn’t it be great if these kind of statistics were pulled from social sites into
existing web-analytics software? Imagine opening Google Analytics and seeing a
correlation between number of del.icio.us bookmarks and sales, or ad hits.”

Other analysis posts this week:

Startup Action

We didn’t deliver as many startup reviews as I wanted to this week. But of note

Next week I will make a special effort to pump out more reviews (there’s certainly no
shortage of candidates in my email inbox!).


As mentioned in the previous post, the
topic this week was
: does location matter in Web innovation? So far nearly half of
you (47%) think that location does matter, but that several places in the
world have just as high a chance of innovation as Silicon Valley (depending on product
type and other factors). A third of you (34%) think that location doesn’t
matter and that innovation can happen equally everywhere (NZ, Timbuktoo, etc). Only 1/5
of you (20%) think that Silicon Valley has the highest chance of innovation.

That’s a wrap for another week!

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