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June 2008

symfony Web PHP Framework » About

Symfony is a web application framework for PHP5 projects. It aims to speed up the creation and maintenance of web applications, and to replace the repetitive coding tasks by power, control and pleasure. The very small number of prerequisites make symfony easy to install on any configuration; you just need Unix or Windows with a web server and PHP 5 installed. It is compatible with almost every database system. In addition, it has a very small overhead, so the benefits of the framework don't come at the cost of an increase of hosting costs. Using symfony is so natural and easy for people used to PHP and the design patterns of Internet applications that the learning curve is reduced to less than a day. The clean design and code readability will keep your delays short. Developers can apply agile development principles (such as DRY, KISS or the XP philosophy) and focus on applicative logic without losing time to write endless XML configuration files. Symfony is aimed at building robust applications in an enterprise context. This means that you have full control over the configuration: from the directory structure to the foreign libraries, almost everything can be customized. To match your enterprise's development guidelines, symfony is bundled with additional tools helping you to test, debug and document your project. Last but not least, by choosing symfony you get the benefits of an active open-source community. It is entirely free and published under the MIT license. Symfony is sponsored by Sensio, a French Web Agency well known for its innovative views on web development.

API a discussion of pros and cons

Comparatif et mérites des solutions API

February 2008

The Crunchies Winners

Best Overall: Facebook Facebook revolutionized the idea of what social networking could be. Best technology innovation / achievement: Earthmine Earthmine picks up where Google Earth leaves off, bringing deep semantic data to 3D panoramas of the real world. Earthmine’s system can keep track of the objects found in the real world and attribute information to each of them, such as latitude, longitude, elevation, and other attributes. Best Clean Tech Startup: Tesla Motors Tesla’s green sports car has captured the imagination of a public who had come to expect electric cars to be dull are boring. Due to be released this year, the company has pre-orders from some of the biggest names in Entertainment and Technology. Best video startup: Hulu Hulu put television online. Their broadcasting system was modeled on the success of social video sites and drawn the praise of its previous critics. Best user-generated content site: Digg Digg’s simple voting system defined the emerging social media revolution. Getting “dugg” quickly became a badge of honor and established a coveted place in the geek lexicon. Best mobile start-up: Twitter Twitter, the new addictive microblogging platform. It wasn’t until after the South by Southwest conference that people realized the value of the incredibly simple microblogging platform. Best International startup: Netvibes Based in London, Tariq Karim and Freddy Mini’s Netvibes has made waves in the U.S. as a top personalized web portal. Best consumer startup: Meebo Meebo made instant messaging ubiquitous by bringing it online. They then developed it into a platform where anyone could add chat to their applications. Best enterprise startup: Zoho Zoho’s comprehensive online suite of 14 business applications ranging from document editing to CRM continues to lead the way in the move away from desktop computing to working in the cloud. Best design: SmugMug SmugMug is professional photo site. SmugMug’s attention to detail and design can command as much as $150 per year from their users. Best new gadget/ device: Apple iPhone. See the Apple acceptance speech here. Best business model: Zazzle Looking for a Star Wars hat or memorable mug? Zazzle is an on-demand factory of consumer goods for top brands. It also lets consumers become producers by uploading their own images onto that T-shirt, mug, or mousepad. . Consumers can also receive a commission on products that they sell and design themselves Best bootstrapped startup: Techmeme. Founded and developed solely by Gabe Rivera, Techmeme serves as the front page of the tech blogosphere. The site’s advanced algorithms identify the day’s top stories by making sense of conversations across the web’s best blogs. Best Startup Founder: Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) Does this really need any explanation? At 23 Mark has built one of the world’s leading online destinations that has recently been valued at $15 billion. A remarkable achievement for anyone, let alone someone at the still relatively young 23. A well deserved award. Best Startup CEO: Toni Schneider (Automattic) Schnieder has lead the company from its roots as a open source alternative to Movable Type into a multi-million dollar enterprise that saves the world from blog spam and offers a free hosted blogging solution that competes with Google’s Blogger. Best new startup: iMedix iMedix combines search and social networking to change the way people find health information online. Users are encouraged to help each other by sharing health experiences and links from around the web. Most likely to succeed: Automattic (WordPress) The open source blogging platform that powers the long tale and turned into a multi-million dollar spam fighting and hosted blogging service. Best use of viral marketing: StumbleUpon StumbleUpon’s service lets users bookmark and discover new sites they love. With only a $1.5 million investment in 2005, StumbleUpon gew to over 4 million Stumblers and was bought by eBay in 2007 for $75 million Best time sink site: Kongregate CEO Jim Greer describes Kongregate as XBox live for casual games. This site hosts some of the webs most addictive casual games. Remember Desktop Tower Defense? Moreover, the games are not only played by users, but also created by them in exchange for a share of advertising revenue and other rewards. Most likely to make the world a better place: DonorsChose is dedicated to connecting classrooms in need with individuals who want to help.

November 2007

July 2007 @ kansas state university

The Machine is Us/ing Us. by Michael Wesch First Released on January 31st 2007 "Web 2.0" in just under 5 minutes. I was inspired to make this video while writing a paper about web 2.0. Struggling to find a way to put it into words, I decided to make this video to show it rather than tell it. For more information on my goals and ideas behind t

June 2007

What is Web 2.0? by Andy Budd

What is Web 2.0? By Andy Budd of Clearleft Ltd

Web2.0Slides | Web2.0 Slideshow

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Web2.0Slides is a self-running slide show of over 1,400 of the best Web2.0 sites. It's categorized by tags and sorted alphabetically. What's cool about it? You can click on any site in the left-hand column to pause the slide show and surf around. When you're done, simply click PLAY, and it will begin right where you left off. Perfect for Web 2.0 couch 'taters. But if you're antsy and want to click around on sites, go right ahead—it won't stop the show.

List of Web 2.0 Lists

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Anyway here is (in no particular order) a list of the web 2.0 lists and other helpful product data that I've found on the Web.

Watch Out Google, Vertical Search Is Ramping Up!

This week at DEMOfall I saw two vertical search applications that made me think that this area is getting mature and ready for prime time. Pluggd and Retrevo launched technologies that are not only good at finding podcasts and consumer electronics (respectively) - these sites categorize and present information in fundamentally new, different and intelligent ways. They do it so well that generic search just can not compete. In this article we look at the rise of vertical search and how it may end up threatening Google. We profile some of the more innovative and interesting vertical search engines - selected primarily based on how they organize the search results and allow the user to navigate through information. Try them out if you have not done so yet and let us know what you think... is vertical search ready for prime time?

The Next Net

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by the editor of business 2.0

Under the Radar -  Home

Under the Radar is a conference series and a blog profiling early-stage innovation, showcasing emerging startups and identifying trends. We are dedicated to dispelling hype and connecting key players, all with one goal in mind: helping companies get deals done.

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing: The coming Web Service Tsunami

The coming Web Service Tsunami Any application can be rewritten as a web based service. is an excellent example of taking an existing client server application and rewriting it as a web based service. Hotmail is a web based email service. IBM is pushing hard with its "On Demand" software as a service program. Consumer focused web based services are often cited as examples, and there are lots of them. But enterprise applications are where the big money is and entrepreneurs know this. In the web service model a developer can code a feature or bug fix in the morning, test it in the afternoon, and have it deployed to millions of users by the end of the day. Innovation is instant, and continuous. Contrast this to the traditional software development method that takes years to develop, test, and ship. Then large corporations will only update their application infrastructure once a year. So it can take years to get a feature to the ultimate end user. Today Google, MSN, Amazon, Yahoo, eBay,, and hundreds of start-ups are delivering applications as web services. For the purposes of this discussion Web Service will mean any software functionality that does not require a client download.


CROWDSOURCING: A DEFINITION I like to use two definitions for crowdsourcing: The White Paper Version: Crowdsourcing is the act of taking a job traditionally performed by a designated agent (usually an employee) and outsourcing it to an undefined, generally large group of people in the form of an open call. The Soundbyte Version: The application of Open Source principles to fields outside of software.

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing: Freemium - Free to paid conversion rates

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing Microsoft Emerging Business Team

The Praized Blog

Local 2.0 : where local meets social

5 principles for Web 2.0 success - Jyri Engeström, Jaiku on social networking sites and social objects, London Geek Dinner 12 June 2007 - A Consuming Experience

5 principles for Web 2.0 success - Jyri Engeström, Jaiku on social networking sites and social objects, London Geek Dinner 12 June 2007

Startup Pricing Models: Free Forever, Freemium and Freedom To Pay

Startup Pricing Models: Free Forever, Freemium and Freedom To Pay  digg it | |  StumbleUpon  Of the articles I’ve written on this site, the one on giving your software away for free continues to be one of the most popular (currently ranked as #2 on the site).  In response to that article, I’ve received a number of comments.  Some highly insightful, some a little misguided and some a result from what is likely misunderstanding. I’d like to take one more crack at this whole “free vs. not free” aspect of software pricing for startups.

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