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Socialtext for the sometimes connected

Socialtext launched a new offline version of its enterprise wiki software today. Socialtext Unplugged, developed in collaboration with Osmosoft, which makes TiddlyWiki, an open source AJAXed application, allows users to make wiki changes offline and then synch up with the server when connected.

December 11, 2006 by Dan Farber


Peeking under the hood at Zillow

Zillow has $57 million in venture funding and a technology greenfield to create new online real estate features such as Make Me Move, a system that enables you to name a price so good you'll sell your home. Zillow's conundrum: How do you build technology infrastructure that can enable rapid product development and prepare for the long term?

December 10, 2006 by

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O'Reilly: Redefining the elusive Web 2.0

Tim O'Reilly takes another whack at defining Web 2.0 with new, more compact paragraph to capture the essence of the term, concept, movement, trend, fad, flavor or whatever you want to call it.

December 10, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Buzzword alert: De-portalization

Interesting post by Keith Teare on the how the Internet is moving away from mammoth, centralized portals. Traffic, he said, is moving out toward the edges of the network, flattening out as users move from habituating portals like Yahoo to a more distributed network of content and services.

December 10, 2006 by Dan Farber


What's Google Earth really up to?

Google Earth adds another layer--this time one that incorporates information from Wikipedia, Panoramio and the Google Earth Community. As a result you can go anywhere in the world and see what people have said about it.

December 9, 2006 by