I think it was undoubtedly one of the most ‘post-heavy’ weeks for Rev2 we’ve ever had — and I can only hope to more of these. Most, if not all of the credit for this goes to Brandon, who joined as chief writer this week and has been heavily writing stuff that readers are finding hard to differentiate from myself — and that too while studying for an exam in Property Law! Luckily Brandon gave his last one on Friday (best of luck!), so we can expect a lot more from him in the next coming weeks.
Anyway, on with the news, there’s a lot of stuff that happened — here’s a brief recap of the stories we covered this week:
- Joost raised another $45 million in funding, this time from biggies CBS and Viacom.
- Comcast offered its web users Zimbra and Plaxo integration – Web 2.0 FTW!
- Vimeo is a new video-sharing site with a focus on having a ‘strong’ community.
- The NetSquared conference is sporting a bunch of cool non-profit Web 2.0 startups.
- Brandon outlined 3 cool services which are helping indie musicians get paid — one with a brilliant concept.
- Tubes is a new service which lets you share files with people you know, really easily.
- Meebo released Meebo Rooms which is like “chatrooms on steroids.”
- IMified acquired RSS-to-IM tool FeedCrier.
- Guy Kawasaki’s Truemors launched — think Digg meets Twitter meets a blog.
- Google launched Universal Search. Need I say more?
- Joe Anderson took an in-depth look at how you can use Web 2.0 services to stay more productive.
- Bibme, which a web-based bibliography management tool, launched. Students will love this.
- Collactive collects stories from sources and lets its users ‘act’ on them.
- Dinefly announced a Web 2.0 restaurant information and reservation portal. Finally, a Web 2.0 service that lets me ‘eat’ what I’m eating before I eat it!
All right, here’s to another week in Web 2.0 land. See you all next week!