April 12th, 2006
Brian, Rod, and glenn have launched the Boston Web Technology Forum, a group blog documenting (and hopefully instigating) innovation in the local Boston web scene.
Their initial article is on the relaunch of Ajax calendar startup Kiko (the original!), and how its new features stack up against 30Boxes (the contender). Biggie vs. Tupac style.
Looks promising, Brian’s coverage is deeper then the Techcrunch patented drive-by review, and Rod in particular brings the biting insight which is shaping up to be the UK most successful 21st export.
The topic being calendaring I couldn’t resist going all pundity in the comments.
January 23rd, 2006
Dabble is a great word, dabbling is a great concept, it’s a great way of life.
Not sure it’s so great that the world needs “Coming Soon, Give Us Your Email” pages at both DabbleDb.com, and Dabble.com. But I’ve been wrong before.
December 12th, 2005
So the Yahoo acquisition of del.icio.us hit every tech blog on the planet this weekend, and hardly needs more rehashing. But a couple of ideas I haven’t seen elsewhere from one of my mailing lists.
It was pointed out that
[Yahoo] recently hired all the IBM people that worked at the WebFountain project.
And that the del.icio.us database of tagged website would be an awfully juicy source of data to start analyzing. Yahoo is the obvious player to build post-search interfaces, browsable and discoverable like Yahoo of old, but this time built to Web-scale.
Meanwhile is anyone watching the Flock’s future? What with its APIs to Yahoo’s Flickr, Yahoo’s del.icio.us, and integrated editor for all those new MT blogs. Just a thought.
December 6th, 2005
I’d submit that the $1,200 Esther Dyson shindig at Stanford today was actually When 2.2, having coined the term to describe the Saturday morning calendar track at Foocamp.
The big news is the Google Calendar no-show. Also on people’s minds where is Chandler?
Perhaps the most striking feature of When 2.0 at Foocamp was how different the understanding of events each person brought to the table. Some people where talking events as social objects, others time management, perhaps as part of data management sync problem, and Esther was excited about time aspect of search. There was much talking past each other.
Oren’s weblog has the best coverage to date.
December 2nd, 2005
The new Odeo site is up; the one presaged by Evhead’s 10 Rules post. It’s not about podcasting (“be different”), its about getting casual. Casual creation, casual sharing.
November 16th, 2005
As Peter noted, besides being the semi-definitive list of Boston web startups, the Boston Web Innovators page is also “the best list of goofy startup company names ever seen”. Truer words…
Clearly, we need a .web20 TLD. Kiko, becomes calendar.web20, Flickr becomes photos.web20, Digg and reddit can fight it out for slashdot.web20, and so on.
I nominate Emily Chang to administrate it.