Another post-full week on Rev2. We got around to reviewing a lot of new services, providing a lot of analysis, and certainly putting together a lot of lists. Before we recap this week’s stories, I’d just like to take the time to welcome two new members to our family of sponsors – Pageflakes and WhoLinked (plug: not to forget our ‘oldies Thomas Howe Consulting and A New Job — if you’re interested in sponsoring the site, check out this page).
- Brandon and myself put together an detailed list of 9 great ways to create mind maps and flow charts online.
- Zach noticed that Facebook finally put up an official announcement of Facebook Apps to its users, adding to its first week of viral growth.
- Joe took a look at another option for the Web 2.0 geek — how to use your own web server as a hosting platform — providing a list of options that’d be worthy of ‘replacing’ some of the current well-known ones.
- Ask.com relaunched its brand new interface.
- eyeOS released the first web-based open source OS.
- Sway launched a set of new media and Web 2.0 marketing tools.
- Akamai opened up information from its global net monitors to the public.
- Rumor: Amazon maybe purchasing Netflix.
- Rumor: Xing may have bought Plaxo for $250 million, possible announcement coming this week.
Services and Startups
- Tripbase suggests quality travel destinations.
- Menuism provides social dining recommendations.
- Protonotes lets you annotate over your prototypes.
- FeedTwister lets you mash together RSS feeds.
- NuTsie provides a cool way to access iTunes from your cell phone.
- Nymbler… names your baby.
- Incuby is an awesome upcoming social network for inventors.
- Flickaday helps you take a picture of yourself everyday. Why? Because you can.
That’s another week gone down the drain. See you next week!