A nice point up about Web 2.0 in general and Web2Con

Posted November 4, 2005 by Ashkey
Categories: Events, Tech, Web 2.0, Web Services

While browsing the web in search of interesting news I found a not-so-recent article by Stephen Bryant on Publish.com: Web 2.0 Is a Call to Action.

It’s really sinthetic but it makes very well the point over what Web 2.0 means and what it’s aiming to. And most of all you can read it in 5 mins instead of the 3 hours needed to get rid of  Tim O’Reilly’s article. Just check it out.

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Google Reader: a must see.

Posted November 4, 2005 by Ashkey
Categories: Google, RSS, Tech, Web 2.0, Web Services

Browsing through the Web 2.0 Conference coverage I found the announce of a Google web service I missed: Google reader.

If you have a Google account you should absolutely try it, it’s a web aggregator for RSS feeds with a really enhanced AJAX implementation.

If you want to stay tuned about this and more upcoming Google services keep on eye on the Google Blog.

Making the point

Posted November 4, 2005 by Ashkey
Categories: News, Web 2.0, Web Services

As now, there are plenty of cool emerging Web Services applying the Web 2.0 principles (usabilty, semplicity, user centered), and every day there are more and more emerging with new and innovative features (just ake a look at Remember The Milk!), but what are the top services around at the moment? The ones with thousands of registered users, those the Web 2.o enthusiasts couldn’t live without?

As the Web 2.0 Café blog has just opened (we registered on WordPress.com about a week ago) I think it would be cool to start a series of reviews of the most intereting Web Services around at the moment and of the most interesting upcoming or still in beta services.

These reviews will be divided in two categories:

  • Making the point: Under this title you’ll find reviews of the well known and widespread services
  • What’s coming: This will be the title for the reviews of the most interesting upcoming products

Stay tuned…

Nokia embraces Open Source

Posted November 4, 2005 by Ashkey
Categories: News, Open source, Tech

Nokia just launched their new website dedicated to development of open source technologies to use with their products.

Of particular interest Sofia-SIP, a library based on the SIP open source protocol used for many VOIP applications…

Go cool with photo sharing, anywhere!

Posted November 4, 2005 by Ashkey
Categories: Image sharing, Web 2.0, Web Services

PixPulse: directly from the announce on Scobleizer blog here’s the brand new PixPulse web service. With it you’ll be able to post on their network pictures and videos you made with any cameraphone, and your PixPulse’s friend list will be automatically notified via sms and they will be able to check your just uploaded media with any Wap 2.0 browser. You can see the wap version of their site here.

If you want to monitor any announcement from the PixPulse developers just monitor the PixPulse blog.

Tim O’Reilly on Microsoft Live Event

Posted November 4, 2005 by Ashkey
Categories: Blogs, Microsoft, News, Web 2.0, Web Services

Also Tim O’Reilly published a nice report of the upcoming Microsoft Live, where he states that “…Microsoft is fully engaged with the right problemss, and we’ll be hearing a lot more from them…”.

It really seems like he’s right, but only time will show us.

Scobleizer goes deep with Microsoft web services

Posted November 4, 2005 by Ashkey
Categories: Blogs, Microsoft, News, Web 2.0, Web Services

If you are interested in Microsoft approach to Web 2.0 and their upcoming services just check out one of the most active and interesting WordPress.com’s Blogs: Scobleizer.

This is maintained by Robert Scoble, a Microsoft Technical Evangelist with a good eye on blogging and the way future services should be.

Actually, his blog is #1 on the WordPress.com’s most active blogs list.