Posted by telecommatt on November 21, 2007
Jooce portable desktop rocks « Demo Girl
Jooce is an online desktop where you can store files, watch videos, listen to music, chat with friends on various IM clients, etc. It’s aimed at people that don’t have laptops
I have to concur with Demo Girl here. I’m fascinated by the concept of a WebOS, and Jooce is a pretty sweet WebOS, but I don’t really have a reason to use it. I can think of plenty of times I wish I had something like Joost, high school and college, traveling Europe, even when I was traveling for training, but I think that the dropping pricepoint of decent laptops will really limit the adoption (at least in the US) to a small number of users who use Joose similar to another social network.
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Posted by telecommatt on November 5, 2007
UPDATED:Web 2.0 Is On The Ropes. . . Kleiner Perkins Has Halted Investments
"We have absolutely no interest in funding Web 2.0 companies," says Randy Komisar, a partner at Kleiner Perkins.
Is the end of ‘web 2.0’ finally here? It very well could be. I’ve noticed that it’s just not as fun to say ‘web 2.0’ as it used to be. The term began as an O’Reilly marketing gimmick, after all. I don’t think that the value of web 2.0 services has diminished at all. (Although there is obviously a great deal of niche saturation going on.) The SVW article has a good point when it states that a better name might be ‘internet 2.0’. There does seem to be a trend in moving away from the world wide web as a means for providing data to the user. Think RSS, for example. So, the question is, what do you call a ‘web 2.0’ company that has grown up? What will we call the ones left standing once the funding stops and everyone has to make their own money?
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