Web 2.0 has had a tough couple of weeks, since the excitement and prestige of the Web 2.
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I've received a lot of emails in response to my search for disruptive Web 2.0 start-ups.
I got a pretty good email response from my post yesterday, in which I invited people to tell me about their disruptive start-ups. I'm not sure that many of them truly qualify as disruptive though. I'm looking for NEW NEW things, in the immortal words of Michael Lewis. Products or services that will literally disrupt an existing market, or create a totally new market.
My post from yesterday, wondering where are the disruptive start-ups in Web 2.0, caught the attention of a number of people. So I'm going to continue my search for disruptive start-ups here on ZDNet and see what comes up.
Umair Haque thinks Web 2.0 economics is causing start-ups to focus more on getting acquired than creating real innovation.
VC Peter Rip's latest post is about what he terms an "Entrepreneur Bubble". He says there are a lot of talented developers currently founding Internet companies - due to inexpensive computing resources, lots of VC money in the space, and a shared excitement over the Web 2.
There's a lot of jockeying for position among the big Internet and media companies these days. David Berlind suggests there are two main camps developing: Microsoft/Yahoo/Real vs.
Apple hasn't bought into the Web 2.0 hype like the other high profile Internet companies have - Google, Yahoo!
One of the workshops I attended at the Web 2.0 Conference last week was about Mash-ups and asked the question: Where's the Business Model?
Today Yahoo! began integrating blog search results within Yahoo!