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Web 2.0 launchpad roundup

I'm not exactly sure what the precise criteria is for Web 2.0 products, but several of the products demoed at the Web 2.

October 5, 2005 by Dan Farber

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ZDNet Reader: Fat Clients are forever

Or, at least for a long time.  So says a ZDNet reader who lighted the keys on his keyboard ablaze to put me in my place regarding one of the more interesting possibilities that could come out of the journey that Sun and Google embarked on yesterday.

October 5, 2005 by David Berlind

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Nick Carr on the amorality of Web 2.0

Worth reading: Nick Carr ruminates on the millenialist rhetoric around Web 2.0--which he says represents participation, collectivism, virtual communities and amateurism --and the potential hegemony of the amateur, which is exemplified by Wikipedia in his view.

October 5, 2005 by Dan Farber

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The $100 laptop: What are the odds?

Nicholas Negroponte's plan to distribute 150 million $100 laptops to third-world children by 2007 may be impossibly ambitious. But Microsoft ought to be paying attention anyway.

October 4, 2005 by Marc Wagner

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Sonos responds to Declaration of InDRMpendence

Late last week, I was inspired to write a Declaration of InDRMpendence (declaring my freedom from Digital Restrictions Management [DRM] technology) by my good friend who mistakenly recommended Sonos' wireless-mesh based whole home audio system.  He was certain that it could play all of the songs he's purchased through iTunes as long as he hooked on Sonos device to one of the PCs in his house running iTunes.

October 4, 2005 by David Berlind

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Google and Sun horse trading

The Google-Sun collaboration has kept us busy the last two days--trying to figure out what was in the works and now deciphering the actual announcement. There was rampant speculation that Google would launch an MS Office killer based on OpenOffice bits, but that wasn't even close.

October 4, 2005 by Dan Farber

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Google's Schmidt plays it coy with Microsoft

During the Google-Sun press conference [Stephen Shankland's coverage here]  [video clip here], Eric Schmidt was asked about Google’s plans to take on Microsoft in the applications space. He basically responded that Google is a search company that sells ads.

October 4, 2005 by Dan Farber

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