I spent part of the afternoon at one of Yahoo Lab's facilities, a nondescript building on University Ave. in Berkeley, CA.
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In the bubble days of the Web, the game was all about aggregating eyeballs. AOL, Excite, Yahoo, Snap!
It's safe to say that a large-scale cybersecurity calamity will occur, just as hurricanes, earthquakes and terrorist attacks torment the people of the planet earth. Mini security calamities hit computers almost every day in the form of worms and other vulnerabilities.
I already blogged Sergey Brin's comments on the possibility of a Google office productivity suite. Here are some other quotes from his interview with John Battelle at Web 2.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin made a guest appearance at the Web 2.0 conference.
At the Web 2.0 conference Google took the wraps off its RSS reader--Google Reader.
It would make Google's current revenue model highly extensible beyond search, and remake the multi-billion-dollar business-to-business advertising and direct marketing industries.
At Novell, Craig Burton was one of the driving forces behind the modern notion of a network as a collection of services rather than a collection of wires. He's a master at seeing the big picture and identifying the limitations of particular strategies within that picture.
In this latest episode of the Dan & David Show, we discuss the Google-Sun mash and I tell tales from my excursion at the Web 2.0 conference, where Google was a persistent elephant in the room, Microsoft execs sketched out its 2.
During an interview at the Web 2.0 conference, AOL CEO Jonathan Miller said that AOL was changing its official name from America Online to "AOL," solving the problem of taking the brand internationally without offending those countries that don't want to have an America Online in their midst.