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. [...]
Web 2.0 Explorer
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.
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.
Yesterday I wrote about Yellowikis, an open business listings site that has the potential to shake up the Yellow Pages industry. The reason I chose Yellowikis for this case study is because it has a lot of the characteristics of a Web 2.
Continuing my series on disruptive Web 2.0 businesses, Yellowikis is an open business listings site that has the potential to shake up the Yellow Pages industry.
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.
Every now and then I check out Alexa's Web stats, because they can be a good indicator of current trends. Tonight I went in and decided to see what the world's biggest websites are.
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? [...]
Dave Winer has published a leaked email from Bill Gates and memo from Ray Ozzie. This comes from a source within Microsoft, who Dave Winer won't name.
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. [...]