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LinkedIn to open up to developers

I talked to LinkedIn founder and Chairman Reid Hoffman on Friday at the Supernova 2007 conference about Facebook's rapid growth and potential incursion into his territory. He told me that over next 9 months LinkedIn would deliver APIs for developers, ostensibly to make it more of a platform, like Facebook, and create a way for users who spend more time socially in Facebook to get LlinkedIn notifications.

June 24, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Conversational marketing, yes--People Ready, no

I have resisted so far blogging about Federated Media bloggers participating in a Microsoft "conversational marketing" ad campaign. On TechMeme, the dialog is in full flower, demonstrating the power of the blogosphere as a medium for conversation.

June 24, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Yahoo's search for a social graph

Earlier this week I posted about Yahoo's missing piece, it's lack of a social networking hub at the center of its people-centric approach to providing Web-based applications and services. Yahoo's attempt at a social networking hub, Yahoo 360, hasn't gotten any traction, and there is a constant flow of rumors about Yahoo and Facebook and more recently News Corp exchanging MySpace for a large chunk of Yahoo.

June 22, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Does Web 2.0 matter?

Nicholas Carr discussed the thesis of his forthcoming book, The Big Switch: Our New Digital Destiny, during the morning session at the Supernova 2007 Conference.I am taking liberty with the title of Nick's previous book, Does IT Matter?.

June 22, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Supernova 2007: Connected Innovators and Zapmeals

It's rare to see company pitches on stage that actually keep you fully awake. At the Supernova 2007 Conference, in conjunction with Mike Arrington of TechCrunch, 13 companies delivered five-minute pitches on their products/services.

June 21, 2007 by Dan Farber

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