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CNET: AJAX Gives Software a Fresh Look
Over the years, desktop applications tied to a specific operating system have become entrenched as the main way to work on a computer. AJAX, a set of development techniques standardized over the past eight years, could change all that by bringing more sophisticated interfaces to Web applications. This week, closely watched Zimbra plans to outline its business model and to announce that it has secured $16 million in venture funding at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco. The San Mateo, Calif.-based company said it will launch its e-mail server software as a free open-source edition next month.
O'Reilly Radar: Web 2.0 Conference Sold Out
Good news, bad news from Gina Blaber, our director of conferences: "Web 2.0 2005 is sold out, and registration is closed." This is good news for us, because it means we have a very successful conference on our hands, but it's bad news for those who won't be able to come. We'll try to get a lot of the material up online as soon as we can.
O'Reilly Network: Distributing the Future - Data for Web 2.0
This week, O'Reilly's audio magazine program Distributing the Future takes a look at the Data for Web 2.0. Tim O'Reilly explains "What is Web 2.0," Marc Hedlund thinks about the browsers of the future that might mash up the private data on your hard drive with data that lives on the Web, NAVTEQ's Robert Denaro explains why NAVTEQ drives so many miles each day to gather the geographic information you use in your favorite online mapping applications, Phil Torrone is already hacking the iPod nano, and our "FOO Cast" is more of Richard Giles' Gadget show interview with John Batelle. (24 minutes, 52 seconds)