Tag Archives: Web Services

OpenSocial: The Lowest Common Denominator?

Google’s OpenSocial is becoming the lowest common denominator for application integration in the social media space. That’s actually not that great for Google as it is rarely the case that the most successful applications run on the lowest common denominator … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Secret Plan

I’ve figured out Facebook’s secret plan and I love it. Everyone gets everything for nothing. The everyone is truly everyone since Facebook is no longer about highschool and college kids. Most of the friend invites I get these days are … Continue reading

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Emerging Ecosystems & Platforms

I’m at David Kirkpatrick’s iMeme conference in SF. It’s likely going to be a treat. The speakers and the attendees are of great caliber. As an ex-platform guy who’s recently spent a lot of time thinking about social infrastructure, I’m … Continue reading

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You Are Safe Until You Are Not

ZDNet reports on John Pescatore’s talk at the Gartner Symposiumin SF this week. John is probably the best security analyst at Gartner and an influencer of many a CIO. It’s a good article and there are links to the hype … Continue reading

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Killer Consumer Applications for RFID

Mention RFID a couple of years ago and most would think about pallets of goods moving through warehouses. When the cost of RFID tags was high, it made little sense to do item-level tagging so goods were tagged at the … Continue reading

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Mashups and DMCA

Copyright and intellectual property questions are starting to pop-up around mashups. For example, Denise Howell recently wrote in Lawgarithms about mashups and patentability. Someone asked me today whether they could file a patent application concerning their Google Maps mashup.  Not being a … Continue reading

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Ouch, that hurts

Jeff Nolan points out in Venture Chronicles that East Coast VCs just don’t get it when it comes to Web 2.0. Harsh words but then he asks “where are the Web 2.0 companies on the East Coast?” Is it case … Continue reading

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Amazon Web Services & Standards?

I’ve been thinking more about AWS since Jeff Bezos’s talk yesterday. Whenever infrastructure outsourcing comes up, the question of standards is not far away. Amazon can wait for its services to become de facto standards or they can lead with … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos on Amazon Web Services (Mechanical Turk, S3 and EC2)

I’m at the MIT Emerging Technologies Conference today. Jeff Bezos was the first keynote speaker. His talk focused on Amazon Web Services (AWS), in particular, Mechanical Turk, S3 and EC2. Jeff didn’t talk about the Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), which is … Continue reading

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The meaning of Web Services

 …is apparently going down the drain as the WSJ article below considers broadband access to be a “web service”. I guess Web services are the new “OO” or “Internet-based”. Link to HighContrast » Boeing Shuts Connexion: no more high-speed Internet … Continue reading

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