Silicon Valley teenager pitching her third tech start-up. SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Diane Keng was working the expo floor Wednesday at the Web 2.0 Expo at Moscone West.
She is the co-founder and marketing chief for the latest Silicon Valley start-up, housed in a garage in Cupertino. Her venture is a website called MyWeboo.com; it aggregates profiles, text, photos and video for posting on multiple social networking sites, such as Facebook and Picasa. Web 2.0 Expo: A Look At The Future Of Web Browsers, From The Guy. The Web 2.0 Expo is in full swing in San Francisco, CA.
They're usually pointed at the execs behind the booths talking about their products or services. Is Google Squared a Content-Snatching Death Star? - San Francisc. Google is a "digital vampire" in the words of Dow Jones CEO Les Hinton.
Furthering the vampiric metaphor, the search engine exists to "just suck on your blood," in the words of HDNet owner Mark Cuban. Freemium is the Future - mediabistro.com: GalleyCat. Scribd: Goodbye Flash, Hello HTML5 (and Google Docs) Jared Friedman, cofounder and CTO of Scribd–the site that lets anyone upload almost any document and publish it to the Web–was among the last keynote speakers at the Web 2.0 Conference in San Francisco today.
And he had big news (teased yesterday on TechCrunch): Scribd is dumping Flash and converting the millions of documents it hosts to HTML5. I spoke with Friedman today, and he went to pains to emphasize that Scribd isn’t run by Flash haters. He said, for instance, that it’s the best technology for online games–but that it was never designed to display documents, and it shows. Friedman showed me a demo of a Scribd document in HTML5–a fashion magazine with fancy layouts and lots of photos–and it looked great. Unlike Scribd’s Flash viewer, the HTML5 version takes up the whole browser rather than sitting in a little window, and downloads pages on the fly, so there’s no lengthy pause as you start reading.
Tim O’Reilly: Steve Jobs Is Trying To Build A Fundamental Challe. This morning during his keynote talk at Web 2.0 Expo, Tim O’Reilly took a look at the State of the Internet Operating System — a term he uses to describe the intertwined web services like search, the social graph, and payments systems that power applications on the web (and increasingly, mobile devices).
During his talk, he gave a report card of sorts for tech companies like Google, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft. Apple, he says, “has a vision of world domination”, and that with the App Store platform Steve Jobs is trying to build a fundamental challenge to the web. But it falls short in one key area: O’Reilly believes that Apple doesn’t understand the importance of web-based services, as evidenced by its decision to make its (somewhat lackluster) MobileMe service premium, with little in the way of a social graph. Another major player O’Reilly talked about was Facebook. News Websites Discuss Life Without Google - Digits. Web 2.0 expo - Techmeme Search. Techmeme Search finds "items", i.e. blog posts, news stories and tweets, that have appeared as headlines on Techmeme.
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