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Yellowikis: Demonstrating Web 2.0 principles

In this the third and final part of my series of posts about Yellowikis as a Web 2.0 case study, I look at some of the principles that can be applied by other Web 2.0 companies and those people wanting to start a business in this era of the Web. [...]

November 17, 2005 by Richard MacManus


Will Google Base be the world's largest XML database?

Michael Parekh wrote an interesting post outlining why he thinks Google Base is a milestone for the Internet. The gist of it is: "With Google Base, the company now POTENTIALLY has a human-powered directory of it's own, that can supplement results to it's core search engine.

November 16, 2005 by Richard MacManus


Microsoft CTO Starts Blog

Ray Ozzie has started another blog, on MSN Spaces this time, that promises to be interesting reading. Ozzie wrote in the inaugural post: "As in the past, it's not my intent to be pitching our products here.

November 16, 2005 by Richard MacManus

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eBay to make APIs free to developers

News today that eBay will remove the pricing from its set of developer APIs (via Bokardo): "eBay was set on Monday to make access to its application programming interfaces (APIs) free to its more than 21,000 developers for creating programs that enable people to buy and sell things through the online auctioneer's network. Previously, developers paid from $1.

November 14, 2005 by Richard MacManus


Microsoft's Ray Ozzie on the Web Office

Ray Ozzie's memo indicates that Microsoft is still internally questioning the approach for Office Live. Should they web-enable traditional desktop personal productivity tools like Powerpoint? [...]

November 10, 2005 by Richard MacManus


Is digg the new Slashdot?

The two services have more in common than not - just take a look at the techie and geeky headlines on each. But the fact that digg uses the wisdom of the crowds to determine relevancy, is a step further than Slashdot with its wizard-like editors. [...]

November 7, 2005 by Richard MacManus