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Apple's hardware/software/web platform

Apple's hardware/software/web platform

This week I've been harping on about Microsoft's new APIs and Web platform developments, so it's only fair I turn my attention to Apple now. My friend Ben Barren reminded me yesterday via email that Apple has an integrated hardware/software/web platform. No other company has that on the level that Apple has.

September 14, 2005 by in Apple

eBay buys Skype - Web as Platform implications

eBay buys Skype - Web as Platform implications

By now you'll have heard that eBay is acquiring Skype for between $2.6 - 4.1 billion. For good round-ups of the deal, I recommend Rob Hof, Jeff Clavier and PaidContent.org. They all cover the financial and business theories much better than I could do. And Russell Shaw has covered the IP telephony side of the story. What I'm going to focus on is the 'Web as Platform' implications of the eBay purchase.

September 12, 2005 by in E-Commerce

Microsoft's Web platform and why Windows devices remain key

Microsoft's Web platform and why Windows devices remain key

I've got to hand it to Microsoft, they're not asleep at the wheel in this Web 2.0 era. Today CNET reported that Microsoft plans to open access to MSN (Microsoft Network) and some of its other website properties. They will let developers build new applications on top of those sites using APIs and associated tools. Microsoft is apparently calling this its "Web platform" strategy - more details will be revealed at its Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles next week.

September 8, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

What is Web 2.0

What is Web 2.0

Web 2.0 is about the people, when it comes down to it. So it has to be inclusive. The definitions of technologists, social scientists, web designers, philosophers, educators, business people - they all count.

September 6, 2005 by in Social Enterprise

Welcome to the Web 2.0 frontier

Welcome to the Web 2.0 frontier

Introducing Web 2.0 Explorer, my new ZDNet blog about the Wild Wild Web 2.0. Some of you may know me from my personal blog, Read/Write Web, which is also focused on the Web as Platform. I'll continue to post on this fascinating topic in both places, but each blog will have its own unique approach and personality.

August 31, 2005 by in Social Enterprise

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