Web 2.0: Hype or Reality?

Investment banking firm Arma Partners has an excellent white paper: “The Internet is currently in a “Back to the future” phase. Occasionally we have to pinch ourselves to make sure we´re not reliving a dream from 1999. Today, Internet companies are cropping up again by the thousands; numerous companies are being bought out by high-flyers […]

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It’s a Bad Time to Start a Company

caterina says: It’s a terrible time to start a company. Why? Everybody else is starting a company. Your competition just got funded too. Talent is scarce again. You can’t operate in obscurity anymore. Web 2.0 isn’t all that. There’s too much going on.

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It Feels Like 1998 All Over Again

Justin Hibbard and Heather Green from BusinessWeekonline wonders whether the Web 2.0 VC/startup mania is similar to 1998: “Although no one agrees on the precise meaning of Web 2.0, its ideology holds that a second generation of Internet companies will improve on the groundwork laid by the first generation. Like the New Economy and other […]

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What is Web 2.0?

Andy Butt has a nice slideshow about Web 2.0.

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Marketers Wary of Emerging Media

Brian Morrissey about a new Forrester study: “Just 13 percent reported using blogs or social networks in marketing, and 49 percent said they had no plans to do so in the next year.”

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Social Media Attract Greater Attention

Carol Krol from BtoBOnline on blogs and other forms of social media are attracting more notice among business marketers: “Novell said it currently has three strategic blogs: PR Blog, CTO Blog and CMO Blog, in addition to numerous employee blogs. The blogs enable Novell to converse with the external world, and that means both positive […]

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Building a Platform for Growth

An article by Donald L. Laurie, Yves L. Doz, and Claude P. Sheer in HBS Working Knowledge about a study how executives of twenty-four successful companies achieved organic growth over time: “The answer: by creating “new growth platforms, on which they could build families of products, services, and businesses and extend their capabilities into multiple […]

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7 More Reasons Why Web Apps Fail

This is a follow-up to the post “7 Reasons Why Web Apps Fail” from Josh Porter’s bokardo.com-blog: “I have focused on reasons made prominent by the current situation we find ourselves in: with extremely low barriers to creation alongside an explosion of social web applications. This combination is interesting and we´re seeing the evolution of […]

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A Few Ideas About Why Some of the Web Apps Out There Fail

“7 Reasons Why Web Apps Fail” from Josh Porter’s bokardo.com-blog. Among them: “Instead of trying to solve more than one, focus like gangbusters on one problem and really nail it. If you think about the successful web apps out there right now that have garnered impressive mindshare, it should be easy to line up the […]

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Web 2.0 for Designers

The article “Web 2.0 for Designers” from Richard MacManus & Joshua Porter has six main themes covering design in the Web 2.0 world: Writing semantic markup (transition to XML) Providing Web services (moving away from place) Remixing content (about when and what, not who or why) Emergent navigation and relevance (users are in control) Adding […]

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