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Search 2.0 vs Traditional Search, Part 2. Written by Ebrahim Ezzy and edited by Richard MacManus.

Search 2.0 vs Traditional Search, Part 2

Ebrahim is lead developer and co-founder of Qelix Technologies, the company behind a search 2.0 contender called Qube. This is the second in a 2-part series of posts. In our previous post we coined the term "Search 2.0", in order to compare third-generation search technologies (of, or pertaining to, the current era of social web) with traditional search engines - to see where the future of search lies. Even if some of the startups we're profiling in this series may not survive the next Internet bust, the underlying ideas are evolutionary and have proven to be effective so far. We think the ideas showcased by these new social search apps are worth embracing, to ensure the future growth of the search industry. Here then are some further profiles of search 2.0 apps, followed by our analysis of where the search industry is headed.

Gravee Unique Feature(s): Revenue sharing Jookster Unique Feature(s): Social networking blended with search. Google Labs Relaunches With Two New Must-See Projects. Google Labs, the company's experimental playground where users can test out new features, has been quiet lately with the exception of Gmail Labs.

Google Labs Relaunches With Two New Must-See Projects

This is unusual, especially for a company that prides itself on innovation and its famous 20 percent rule. But it seems that Google's been hard at work behind the scenes. Today, they announced a relaunched Google Labs, moving it to a new domain and rebuilding it on Google App engine. In addition to the relaunch, Google has released two new Google Labs features: Similar Images and Google News Timeline.

A brilliant way to quote. Mining the Web 2.0 for Better Search. TradeVibes - Discover find and share information about new top startups and companies. Could Instant Messaging (XMPP) Power the Future of Online Communication? Enterprise collaboration company Jive Software posted today about a theory it's advancing on the rise of XMPP (called Jabber in IM) for powering communication services hosted in the cloud.

Could Instant Messaging (XMPP) Power the Future of Online Communication?

The company also announced that it will include what it says will be the first XMPP-powered document sharing and collaboration tool in the forthcoming 2.0 release of its product Clearspace. If you think AJAX changed the web experience, imagine a web with decentralized, open standards-based IM at its center. That's an exciting thought. This post introduces the concepts at issue in accessible terms, discusses some of the possible impacts of such a trend on innovation and offers some counter-arguments to Jive's rosy picture of the future.

The changes that XMPP could enable for web innovation in general are quite interesting. Jive is based in Portland, Oregon, took funding from Sequoia Capital (Early Google and YouTube funders) and has an impressive customer list available on its site. Early Examples. The Quintessential Guide to Job Search 2.0. 43 Things. Emerging Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010. Emerging Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010. Web 2.0 ja Jyväskylän yliopisto. "On se vaan ihmeellistä!" Skout. ControlC. Copy and share documents. Conrad Hametner is passionate about globalizing technology and building forward thinking companies to address consumer and community needs.

Copy and share documents

He has been called an “all-around executive athlete,” experienced in Marketing, Business Development and Operations. Conrad is also known by many foreign companies as “our man in the US” for his ability to launch technologies into US markets. He honed his business skills while working for technology companies with roots in Asia, Europe and the United States. Conrad led the US effort to build the French-based Qipit service, recognized by Red Herring as a top 100 "Most Promising" European private technology companies to drive the future of technology.

As head of Consumer Marketing, Conrad helped launch the Qipit patented technology that turns a camera phone into a mobile copy center enabling users to scan, copy, and fax from anywhere. Earlier in his career, Conrad was President and co-founder of, an application and Internet service provider. The Freelancer's Toolset: 100 Web Apps for Everything You Will Possibly Need. Posted by nitzan on Thursday, May 10th, 2007 Running a business for yourself means you have to be inventive and always on the lookout for a new and better way to get things done.

The Freelancer's Toolset: 100 Web Apps for Everything You Will Possibly Need

Innovation junkies, take note: the Internet has a lot to offer. From invoicing to marketing, these are tools that freelancers need to know about. Organization. The Best Places To Learn Web 2.0 Basics — 2007. When it comes to technology, I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer (not to mention being sort of a Luddite).

The Best Places To Learn Web 2.0 Basics — 2007

I need things very, very simple. I thought it would be helpful to a list of the sites that I’ve found most helpful and accessible in explaining how to use key Web 2.0 tools like blogs, wikis, Flickr, social bookmarking, RSS readers, etc. You can also find links to the sites I list here, and many more, on the Teachers’ Page on my website. There are three sites that I think stand above all the others. They all provide very understandable step-by-step explanations for a variety of key tools.

Best Web 2.0 Applications for Elementary School. 2008 Web Predictions - ReadWriteWeb. What Web applications and trends will make it big in 2008?

2008 Web Predictions - ReadWriteWeb

In this post the RWW authors ruminate on the current trends in Web technology and look forward to what 2008 might bring us. Topics include Google, semantic web, online advertising, recommendation systems, Facebook, digg, open standards, Mobile Web, search engines, and much more! Fleck. Libris, Firefox och Skype i samarbete.

BeenVerified. The Alphabetizer. Yahoo! Releases Shortcuts Wordpress Plugin. Yahoo!

Yahoo! Releases Shortcuts Wordpress Plugin

Has released a new plugin for Wordpress that adds its "Shortcuts" search popups to blog content. Shortcuts are informational popups that operate similarly to Snap's SnapShots and AdaptiveBlue's SmartLinks. The key difference is that Yahoo! 's implementation is seeded with Yahoo! Content. The Wordpress plugin route may limit the potential user base of Yahoo! The plugin automatically scans the text of a post before publishing and alerts the blogger to how many Shortcuts have been located. The Shortcuts plugin currently supports maps, financial info, products, autos, news, and web search. Online Information 2007. AppJet: Instant Web Programming. Phil Bradley's weblog: Top 10 Useful Web Tools.

It's our tree. Press. My Online Information Keynote. Roo Reynolds - What’s Next? » Blog Archive » Online Information 07 - Day 1. Posted by Roo - 05/12/07 at 10:12:09 am.

Roo Reynolds - What’s Next? » Blog Archive » Online Information 07 - Day 1

Study: Web Will Slow by 2010. If you have a fast broadband Internet connection, enjoy it while it's still fast.

Study: Web Will Slow by 2010

According to a study by Nemertes Research, video and interactive web sites will begin to overwhelm Internet service providers as early as 2010. "Users will experience a slow, subtle degradation, so it's back to the bad old days of dial-up," Nemertes President Johna Till Johnson told USA Today. "The cool stuff that you'll want to do will be such a pain in the rear that you won't do it. " According to the report, cable and phone companies, which provide 94% of the United States' broadband access, must invest about $55 billion to upgrade their networks to cope with the coming bottleneck. SuTree - Knowledge Community: Watch. Learn. Share. StumbleUpon. 20+ Customer Management Tools. After all the ways we've shown you how to set up a web business, now it's time to actually manage all of your customers and clients. This list comprises 20+ customer relations systems to help you provide everyone with better customer service. - Designed with small businesses in mind to keep track of customers, vendors and partners. - Focuses on small to medium sized businesses, allows collaboration of the sales force to share info. - A goal and progress oriented customer management solution that tracks your customers through the entire sales process. - Offers a web-based, fully hosted solution for both small and large businesses. Oikeita totuuksia. 80+ File Conversion Services And Tools. Converting files from one to another format can be a complex task, especially because not many users have the necessary tools handy. Here's our collection of online conversion services as well as offline desktop tools which provide an easy way to convert files of various types and formats ranging from images, video to audio.

30+ Reminder Services. We all could use a little help remembering the things we need to get done in life. Luckily there are a lot of sites out there to help you do just that! What follows is a list of 30+ sites to send you emails, text messages, and phone calls to help you get to where you need to be on time and... what was I saying? - Send an SMS broadcast to multiple friends at specified times to remind them of events. - Send yourself reminders to your email or phone for all the big dates in your life. 35+ Ways to Find and Plan Events Online. It seems to us that it's conference season all of a sudden. But no matter what events you're trying to track down or plan, there are hundreds of tools to do just that. We've rounded up 35 of them: feel free to add more in the comments. Attend Events. ohjeet. A-to-Z. Jiibe - Does Your Company Jiibe? Exploratree. DreamFace Interactive.