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Web2Summit: Radar Networks Unwinds twine.com

As part of the Semantic Edge panel tomorrow at the Web 2.0 Summit, Nova Spivack of Radar Networks plans to unveil the first application built on their semantic web platform, twine, a new kind of personal and group information manager. I've only seen a demo, and haven't had a chance to play with it hands-on or load in my…

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Web2Summit: Launchpad Companies – G.Ho.St, Cleverset, ClickForensics

The six Web 2.0 Summit Launchpad companies have taken the stage. They are each only here because they received funding from a VC firm. They were selected and critiqued by Chris Albinson and Mike Jung – Panorama/JP Morgan Mark Jacobsen – O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures Michael Skok / Dayna Grayson – North Bridge Venture Partners Jim Lussier – Norwest Venture…

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Web2Summit: Launchpad Companies – RealiusTripit, SpiceWorks

The six Web 2.0 Summit Launchpad companies have taken the stage. They are each only here because they received funding from a VC firm. They were selected and critiqued by Chris Albinson and Mike Jung – Panorama/JP Morgan Mark Jacobsen – O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures Michael Skok / Dayna Grayson – North Bridge Venture Partners Jim Lussier – Norwest Venture…

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Web2Summit: The Future of Printing

Yesterday, we talked about HP’s new Web services for printing. Today, Vyomesh Joshi, the company’s Executive Vice President for Imaging and Printing, gave a tantalizing follow-up with his predictions for the future of printing. Photo printing, he said, provides a lesson: when you get the cost and quality of home printing on par with commercial printing, and you bring the…

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Web2Summit: Innovation Is Inevitable, Business Success Isn't

In many ways, The Web 2.0 Summit is a paean to optimism. No matter how skeptical you are or how convinced you are that we're in a tech bubble, it's difficult to step out of a session without feeling energized or excited about something. Yet the line from the day that is ringing loudest in my brain is one that…

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Web2Summit: Social Networks Seek to Conquer, One High School at a Time

One last thought about Dave McClure's Facebook platform panel earlier today at the Web 2.0 Summit. I was struck by an observation from RockYou CEO Lance Tokuda that the battle for dominance in social networks, at least in their current generation, is rather winner-takes-all. He said, "one social network wins the whole high school." In the present pre-portability era, even…

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Web2Summit: The New Web, Gaining Quietly

Google’s Jeff Huber gave a 10-minute talk today on widgets—apparently referred to as “gadgets” in Mountain View. His presentation, following Niall Kennedy’s on the same theme, wasn’t flashy, and even if you were in the room, you might have missed the fact that widgets represent a potentially game-changing trend. Because widgets are most often embedded seamlessly on Websites, you might…

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Web2Summit: Cisco announces the Eos open media platform

Dan Scheinman just announced Eos, Cisco's community media platform currently powering NASCAR and the NHL (see Dan's NHL profile). He said that the "Entertainment Operating System" would be generally available in 2008 and open to developers with APIs. The "Eos" name seems like an homage to the Internetwork Operating System (IOS) software running Cisco network devices. Ironically, "EOS" usually…

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Web2Summit: Want a Successful Facebook Application? Make Sure You Have a Truck Handy

We're seeing good instant coverage of the Web 2.0 Summit panel on Facebook applications, and I'd like to note a great story Ali Partovi of iLike told about what happened when his company moved its Web-based music service to the Facebook platform. The initial uptake, he reported, was much faster than he expected. The application launched right before the Memorial…

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Web2Summit: What News Corp. Got from MySpace

There's been some talk on the Radar back-channel springing from John Battelle's quoting, during his interview of Rupert Murdoch and Chris DeWolfe, the statistic that "12% of Internet usage in the U.S. is on MySpace." A simple — but misleading — extrapolation would be that if 12% of U.S. Internet traffic is worth $580 million (roughly what News Corp. paid…

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