I just read a very interesting article on Yahoo! News about the WWW’s next incarnation.
Internet luminaries, big thinkers and developers gathered for three days in San Francisco to discuss what the next generation of the Web will look like. The Web 2.0 conference was organized by John Battelle, co-founding editor of Wired magazine, and Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Media. It included Jerry Yang of Yahoo, Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos, Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen and Mark Cuban of HDNet.
To read the whole article go here. Here are the highlights of what they discussed:
1)No Google browser: Google board member John Doerr dismissed speculation a Web browser was being developed to compete with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. He did offer though note that as a board member, he doesn’t see everything going on inside the company.
2)Worry that Internet companies are locking users into long-term relationships by not allowing them to move their profiles and other information from one company to another. EBay, Yahoo and other companies have user profiles that are not portable, and other Internet companies have recently unveiled services intended to entice people to store bookmarks, search histories and other vital pieces of information on their servers.
3)Christopher Alden unveiled a free news aggregator called
Rojo . It allows people to aggregate RSS news feeds generated by Web sites into one place, similar to services such as MyYahoo and Bloglines.
4)Google talked about clustering technology inside its labs. The technology looks similar to what Clusty (formerly Vivisimo) and some other search engines have been doing for a few years.