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Tim O’Reilly and Web 2.0 Four Years Later

Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, a computer book publisher and conference creator. O’Reilly is widely credited with coining the term “Web 2.0.” In this interview from the 140 Characters Conference in NY, I ask him how he thinks Web 2.0 has evolved four years later. He talks about the effects of Web 2.0 technologies on both consumer and enterprise spaces. He also discusses Google’s role in the ecosystem of Web 2.0, using the example of how Google’s mobile apps have helped create databases of speech recognition, and location based information.

Tim also speaks of the roles of curators and editors in the real-time stream. We finally discuss how FOO camp gave birth to the Bar Camp movement, and some of the future of the web community.

UPDATE: Tim has just published his “Web Squared – Web 2.0 Five Years On” report, and you can find some of the germs of that report in the video above.

Note: The lighting for this interview was not optimal, but the information is quite relevant, so apologies to the community and to Tim for some of the lighting artifacts.

2 Comments | Howard Greenstein | August 27th, 2009 | Changing Networks, Video

Supernova Interview: Gigi Sohn of Public Knowledge and User’s Rights

At the Supernova Washington DC mixer I interviewed Gigi Sohn of Public Knowledge, which is a DC-based non-profit advocacy firm that represents user’s rights in many legal areas. Gigi discusses Balanced Copyright, and also explains the topic of Network Neutrality in a way that a non-techie or lay-person can easily understand.

Gigi also gives her perspective on the trend towards Open Government, and what it means for citizens. We look forward to her participation on the Supernova Hub.

Comments Off | Howard Greenstein | August 25th, 2009 | Networks for Change, Video

Gone Fishin’

Our Network Age Briefings series is going on hiatus for the next two weeks. It’s the end of August, so lots of people are on vacation.  We’ll resume after Labor Day.  The Briefings have generated terrific momentum so far. We’ve had great conversations recently on The Real-Time Web, Disconnecting, and Apple & the FCC.  Archives of the audio are available.  We welcome your further comments on these sessions.

Our next call, currently scheduled for Wednesday, September 9, at 4pm PT / 7pm ET, will focus on China in the Network Age.  Note the special date and time.  We’ll have guests live on the line from Beijing.  Further details will be available here soon.

Don’t forget to sign up to receive notification of each upcoming call.

Comments Off | Kevin Werbach | August 21st, 2009 | Uncategorized

Apple and the FCC: Has Apple gone Evil?

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Apple and the FCC: Has Apple gone Evil? – August 20, 2009, at 12:oo pm EDT/9 am PDT.

Web and chat: http://tobtr.com/s/652565

Call-in Number: (347) 945-6578

Apple has rejected the Google Voice application from inclusion in the iPhone App store.  The Federal Communications Commision has now launched an investigation into this action, in order to determine if Apple and/or their partner, AT&T are engaging in anti-competitive behavior.  Industry personalities are issuing personal “Five-Part Cases” against Apple, citing a host of reasons why Apple is beginning to look like its old nemesis, Microsoft.

On August 20, join our weekly Network Age Briefing call for a lively debate on our next Network Age Briefing: “Apple and the FCC: Has Apple gone Evil?”  Scheduled guests include Chris Libertelli (Senior Director of Government Affairs, Skype), Christopher Guttman-McCabe (Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, CTIA) and John Gaffney (Industry analyst and writer of “The Core of the Apple Problem“).

The archived call appears below:

For further perspectives on this topic: An Antitrust Analysis of the Case for Wireless Network Neutrality by Greg Rosston and Michael Topper

1 Comment | Supernova Staff | August 17th, 2009 | Strategic Change

Kevin Werbach and John Hagel Talk 1:1 About The Shift Index

After the SupernovaHub Mixer in San Francisco, Kevin Werbach and John Hagel talk 1:1 about the implications of the Shift Index.

See the full presentation from the Wharton | SF mixer here.

Comments Off | Supernova Staff | August 17th, 2009 | Strategic Change, Video

SupernovaHub Mixer: John Hagel and John Seely Brown on The Shift Index (3 of 3)

Part 3 of a conversation with Deloitte’s John Hagel and John Seely Brown at the 2009 Supernova Mixer event on August 11, 2009 at Wharton – SF Campus regarding the Shift Index.

Part 1 is here.

Part 2 is here.

Comments Off | Supernova Staff | August 17th, 2009 | Strategic Change, Video

SupernovaHub Mixer: John Hagel and John Seely Brown on The Shift Index (2 of 3)

Part 2 of a conversation with Deloitte’s John Hagel and John Seely Brown at the 2009 Supernova Mixer event on August 11, 2009 at Wharton – SF Campus regarding the Shift Index.

Part 1 is here.

Continue to Part 3.

Comments Off | Supernova Staff | August 17th, 2009 | Strategic Change, Video

SupernovaHub Mixer: John Hagel and John Seely Brown on The Shift Index (1 of 3)

A conversation with Deloitte’s John Hagel and John Seely Brown at the 2009 Supernova Mixer event on August 11, 2009 at Wharton – SF Campus regarding the Shift Index.

Continue to Part 2.

1 Comment | Supernova Staff | August 17th, 2009 | Highlights, Strategic Change, Video

The Big Shift Slide Presentation

Here are the slides that were presented at the SupernovaHub Mixer in San Francisco.

Comments Off | Supernova Staff | August 16th, 2009 | Presentation, Strategic Change

Wendy Seltzer Interview – How Law Impacts the Network Age

Wendy Seltzer, a Fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center, joined me at the Supernova DC Mixer to discuss a number of subjects relevant to how law impacts the Network Age. She notes how technology innovation has brought control out to the user at the edges of the networks, and how intellectual property rules sometimes can stifle it. Wendy discusses patents and how they affect innovation and progress.

She also discusses the Chilling Effects Project, a clearinghouse for cease and diciest orders people receive that the project posts to help people understand their rights online. We discuss how such takedown notices can get sent, and what a user might do about it.



We look forward to hearing more from Wendy here at the Supernova Hub and at the conference in December.

Comments Off | Howard Greenstein | August 13th, 2009 | Changing Networks, Networks for Change, Video