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Entries Tagged as 'Web 2.0'

Google Spreadsheet, What will MS do now?

June 6th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Good news for the web 2.0 world today. Google has released (via limited beta) Google Spreadsheet, their answer to Excel on the web. While it might not be as feature rich as people would like, that fact that it can read and write .xls files is a good start, not to mention the online sharing […]

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Tags: Business · Web 2.0

ASCII Maps and Poly9

May 17th, 2006 · No Comments

Have you ever wondered what happened to the ASCII art phenomenon on the 70s and 80s? Look no further than ASCII Maps from Canadian based Poly9 Group Inc. ASCII Maps is a mashup between Google maps and ASCII art where the map data is dynamically translated into a text based representation. I’m not sure it’s really functional, […]

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Tags: Technology · Web 2.0

Skype Offers Free Calling

May 16th, 2006 · No Comments

Online Voice over IP vendor Skype has just announced free calling with in the US and Canada until the end of the year. This is an interesting move and further commoditize the long distance market. But the real questions is whether this is sustainable. I.e. How will Skype pay the bill for these PSTN calls? And […]

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Tags: Business · Technology · Voip/Telephony · Web 2.0

Foldera Online PIM

May 15th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Foldera is a new personal information manager (PIM) that is completely online. Complete with all of the usual Ajax goodies, this service is currently in beta. This might just be the perfect solution for someone who works on several different machines (desktop, laptop, home PC) each day. Centralizing your information out on the Internet clearly […]

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Tags: Web 2.0

The IM Generation

May 11th, 2006 · No Comments

There is an interesting article at AlwaysOn on what is being billed as the “IM Generation.” Born between 1980 and 2000, this next generation is living in a 24/7 online world where IM is more important that email. This generation is also bring a new look to the venture market where boot-strapping a company is the name […]

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Tags: Business · Web 2.0