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The Transformation Begins

Development platforms and kits abound for many applications. When these emerge to integrate with a user space and go beyond applications and into platforms and attract huge populations of users, then life gets very interesting. The space being defined by Facebook, Apple iPhones, MySpace, Google Apps and others seems ripe for transformational change on potentially a global and societal scale.
“This week during the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco, MySpace ( confirmed that a developer platform is imminent for the online social networking site. The announcement was clearly in response to the phenomenal success that the Facebook Platform ( has garnered since its inception 1 month ago. With the battle between MySpace and Facebook growing, what will be Google’s reaction? It is important to understand and monitor this battle for platform computing.”
Read more here for Information Today’s first take.
You would also be wise to follow Google’s reaction. An interesting take on this is:
Stephen E. Arnold’s new work, Google Version 2.0: The Calculating Predator
And people used to worry about Standard Oil, Microsoft, AT&T and IBM…!

Posted on: October 22, 2007, 9:03 am Category: Uncategorized

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