Solution providers wary

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Partners Are Wary of Web 3.0 Technologies


By Steven Burke, CMP Channel /2:54 PM EDT Fri. Oct. 19, 2007

“Technology glitterati looking to stay on the cutting edge of all things cool say Web 2.0, generally regarded as hosted services, is out of style and Web 3.0 is in. But Solution providers are wary of what some are defining as the next big bang in technology.”

“This week at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco a number of companies were touting their Web 3.0 or semantic Web credentials. Radar Networks, a San Francisco company which touts itself as a pioneer of Semantic Web or Web 3.0 technology, for example, introduced Friday the “invite beta” of Twine, a service aimed at providing a way for users to share, organize and find information more easily. Radar is touting Twine as one of the first mainstream Web 3.0 technologies.

“Radar Networks Founder and CEO Nova Spivack calls Yahoo the leader of Web 1.0 and Google the leader of Web 2.0. He says it is unclear who will be the leader of Web 3.0 but Twine is a “first step.”

“Solution providers warn that they are skeptical of such claims and careful to make sure their clients are not burned by bloated Web 3.0 claims.” . . . (continued)

Source: CMB Channel Web Network


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