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Of course Web 2.0 is really the faltering step to Web 3.0. As we all know, it is only at 3.0 that Microsoft gets it right. So perhaps they'll be releasing Web 3.0 next year.

Charlie Crystle

When a company presents to you, I'm guessing you ask what the exit strategy is. Given the unlikelihood of any venture going public (not to mention the dissuasion of SarbOx), isn't acquisition what you want? Because your limited partners want liquidity. There's no "third way" of venture capital, certainly not in the mainstream. Forget building a private, profitable company that pays healthy dividends. So if a sale is what you're looking for, why shouldn't companies talk about potential acquirers?


It would appear Web 2.0 is simply slang for what was previously dubbed the semantic and social web. The ability to include more than just raw information on webpages, by adding searchable and useable metadata along with application-like functions, creating an online space where information can do what it does naturally.

That wasn't meant to sound all techno-futuristic. The adaptations of XML, even simple ones like RSS, and the updated scripting combines, like AJAX, are in fact (even if slowly) changing how data moves and what browsers and networks can reliably do.

Its really pretty cool how these simple adaptations have made for a large collection of new ideas and services.

That is my take.


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