web 2.0

  • Patents and the lessons learned from Web 2.0

    Posted January 4, 2012 - 1:14 pm

    Reduced natural barriers to entry, like development time and cost, should have entrepreneurs considering artificial barriers to entry, like patents and other intellectual property rights
  • Why social tech's real value is inside the business

    Posted December 19, 2011 - 2:03 pm

    Although companies have been urged to adopt "Web 2.0" and social technologies for years now, the truth is that relatively few have done so internally in any serious way -- and use inside the business is where the most value can be gained.
  • Web 2.0 Summit to focus on value, pitfalls of online data

    Posted October 14, 2011 - 4:48 pm

    This year's Web 2.0 Summit will focus on the critical role that online data plays in the Internet economy and on how its use and misuse can make the difference between success and failure in markets like online gaming, Web advertising, search, social media and mobile.
  • What you need to know about cloud computing

    Posted February 4, 2011 - 4:40 pm

    'Cloud' can be a huge benefit under the right circumstances; the trick is to focus on what you need and put the details together afterward.
  • Google ready to save Exchange users from disaster

    Posted December 9, 2010 - 5:37 pm

    Google continues to ramp up pressure on Microsoft, adding applications and enticements to get users to switch backup, archiving and other services to Google's apps and away from Microsoft's.
  • Why security needs to catch up to Web 2.0

    Posted June 22, 2010 - 1:38 pm

    Security managers can keep blocking Facebook, refusing to support mobile devices and vetoing cloud-based services, but they aren't going away. And ignoring ways to make room for them in your security program is like burying your head in the sand, according to Tom Gillis, vice president and general manager of Cisco's security technology business unit, and author of the new book Securing the Borderless Network: Security for the Web 2.0 World.
  • Enterprise 2.0 changing the way we work

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 4:24 pm

    Sure, companies have started using Web 2.0 tools, but one man says we've only seen a glimmer of the serious change that they're going to bring to the way we do business.
  • Top 10 IT management trends for the next five years

    Posted March 10, 2010 - 12:47 pm

    The top trends affecting technology infrastructure over the next five years can be summed up as largely a list representing where IT and users are battling for control over technology.
  • Twitter, TechCrunch, Digg execs make Forbes' Web Celebs list

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 2:14 pm

    Several executives of top Web 2.0 sites are among the Internet celebrities in Forbes magazine's 2010 Web Celeb 25 list.
  • How to Make the Transition to the Collaborative Web 2.0 Work Process

    Posted November 18, 2009 - 7:59 am

    According to research, eighty percent of the future collaborative work approach will be inspired by Web 2.0 technologies .
  • Top 10: Windows 7 launch, FCC vote, Sun job cuts

    Posted October 23, 2009 - 5:11 pm

    This was one of the busiest news weeks in recent memory, with the Windows 7 launch, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission moving toward net neutrality rules, big job cuts at Sun Microsystems, the Web 2.0 conference and a flurry of financial reports, among other noteworthy happenings.
  • BT's Web 2.0 security strategy

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 9:49 pm

    In 2006, just as the first tweet was being Twittered, BT Global Services launched an effort to keep its customers and 112,000 employees safe in a new world of Web-based communities and other interactive sites.
  • Web 2.0 face-off: British Airways vs. Virgin Atlantic

    Posted October 4, 2009 - 8:45 pm

    It's not just customers who are using social networks and other Web 2.0 tools to protest shoddy airline service and questionable fees. Some airlines are leveraging the angst and their own Web 2.0 arsenals to engage customers and snub rivals.
  • Cheap sleep, part II

    Posted August 27, 2009 - 9:01 am

    In my last post, I told you how to use new 2.0 resources to find a low-cost place to stay as an alternative to costly hotels. But cheap accommodation is only half the equation. The other half is to reduce or offset the monthly cost of your empty house. Here are three approaches that will save you big time.
  • How to sleep cheap

    Posted August 24, 2009 - 2:40 pm

    Technology can free us to travel and still make a living while we do it, but travel is expensive. Four awesome new Web 2.0 resources have emerged recently that help you find cheap shelter: Roomorama, iStopOver, Airbnb and Peer to Peer Travel Club.
  • Cloud computing easily explained...maybe.

    Posted August 7, 2009 - 1:36 pm

    As it turns out, I use one notable "Cloud" application: Salesforce.com. Who knew? I always assumed this was just another web application. But if you go ahead and read the definition on Wikipedia, you will see a listing of other Cloud applications and you will also rapidly begin to despise the use of the term "cloud". Facebook is another Cloud app. You see? I'm beginning to dislike even typing this word.
  • Building mashups that work

    Posted July 28, 2009 - 5:11 pm

    When creating enterprise mashups, steer clear of the 5 'H's -- hide, hoard, hamper, harm, or hurry -- warns Susan Bouchard, co-author of Enterprise Web 2.0 Fundamentals.
  • Review

    Instapaper gets new features

    Posted June 23, 2009 - 7:47 am

    New features improve an already wonderful web tool.
  • Four Tips for Getting Good ROI from Web 2.0 Projects

    Posted April 27, 2009 - 11:11 am

    Embarq, a high-speed internet and phone company serving 5.7 million customers in 18 states, has had some early success making Web 2.0 part of its overall innovation strategy to improve idea generation and ultimately create new products. Here are some tips you can take from Embarq's success
  • Palm Invites Developers to Create Apps for Pre Mobile Phone

    Posted April 2, 2009 - 11:36 am

    Palm is taking what it hopes is the next step in to make its Palm Pre a viable iPhone competitor. On Wednesday, at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Palm opened up its Mojo Software Development Kit (SDK) program to a "broad group of developers."
  • Snag your username before someone else does

    Posted April 2, 2009 - 8:03 am

    A new site helps you to find social networking sites where you've yet to claim your favorite username. Better grab it while you can!
  • Phone service for the deaf becomes a fraud tool

    Posted April 1, 2009 - 8:14 pm

    A telephone service designed to help deaf and speech-impaired people communicate is being misused by fraudsters, a PayPal executive said Wednesday.
  • EBay's crucial app dev project moves forward

    Posted April 1, 2009 - 10:04 am

    EBay is moving ahead with a project to let third-party developers build applications on top of Selling Manager, eBay's tools used by thousands of merchants to manage their businesses on its Web site.
  • Web 2.0 Expo focuses on doing more with less

    Posted March 31, 2009 - 9:47 am

    Web 2.0 Expo starts this week with announcements expected from various vendors, including Facebook and Adobe.
  • Web 2.0's Power of Less

    Posted March 23, 2009 - 10:56 am

    As a dyed-in-the wool journalist, I am rarely seduced by slogans or pitches, but "The Power of Less" for the upcoming Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco resonated.
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