Tim O'Reilly opened the keynote phase of the Web 2.0 Expo describing the Web 2.
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Speaking at the Web 2.0 Expo, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezo shared the growth numbers for S3, the company's on demand storage service (check out the video clip of his remarks).
Oracle later today will unveil the Oracle Application Integration Architecture, an initiative that allows customers with a bevy of applications to boil them down to a business process. This effort, which will be coined "Project X" by Oracle co-president Charles Phillips in a speech at the Collaborate User Group Conference, takes a step toward two things: Services oriented architecture and the building blocks of Oracle's Fusion suite.
Last year WebEx launched WebEx Connect, an on demand development platform for collaborative, composite (mashup) applications. At the Web 2.
Oracle co-president Charles Phillips is expected to unveil Project X, a composite applications strategy, in a few hours at the Oracle Applications Users Group conference.eWeek's Renee Boucher Ferguson reported late last week that Project X is an applications integration framework that will allow customers to pull together functionality from various Oracle apps.
Google's miscues trying to enter traditional media advertising are well documented, but the company is quietly making headway. The dMarc acquisition has been so-so at best.
Adobe and Microsoft have soft-pedaled their rivalry on the Web, but a series of announcements from the two companies shows where this competition is really going. Destination: Web video.
Notable headlines:Ubuntu's 'feisty' spin on virtualization.Microsoft gives bar codes a splash of color.
One of the byproducts of the latest incarnation of Web 2.0 is the marginalization of operating systems.
Salesforce.com added Adobe Flex to its Apex development environment to enable richer, more desktop-like user experiences on its platform.