It was a lighter week than the past couple on Rev2, but there is a reason behind it — we’ve been working away on a few ‘heavy’ things we’ll be publishing throughout next week (and we hope that accounts for the absence of a few in this one!). In any case, it was by no means a lighter week in Web 2.0 with the acquisitions, so here are a brief recap of the stuff that happened this week:
- Zach went in-depth on how the Facebook Platform has failed to affect users.
- Brandon focused on 5 ways to keep healthy with Web 2.0.
- Zamzar is a super-handy service that converts anything and everything.
- Second Brain helps users get organized giving each a personal Internet Library.
- Google Maps now offers Street View.
- CBS acquired Last.fm for $280 million.
- Egnyte integrates the Desktop to the Web.
- JamJunky allows musicians to receive feedback online.
- eBay acquired StumbleUpon for $72 million (big acquisition week!)
- Mahalo, a human-powered search engine and Jason Calacanis’ latest, launched.
- Google released Google Gears, an open-source application for using web-apps offline.
I hope we have more stuff to recap next week, so see you then!