Topic: The Internet and the World Wide Web
Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. With this in mind, the company recently launched video search to make visual content such as TV shows and online videos more easily accessible. In an unscheduled and wide ranging interview with John Battelle at Web 2.0, Google co-founder Sergey Brin describes his belief that the company is a technology leader rather than a content-rich portal like some of its competitors. [Web 2.0 audio from IT Conversations]
Yahoo!'s research department of scientists is busy creating new products and developing new ideas. At the time of this talk, Dr. Gary Flake was Director of Yahoo!s Research Lab, and he discusses the philosophy behind the Research Lab. He also demonstrates some of the new tools being developed a Yahoo!, including a collaborative prediction system (with prizes!) in which you can participate. [ETech 2005 audio from IT Conversations]
Audio is exploding on the internet, and now even video is becoming easier to create, download and view. However, finding the content you want to consume is still a challenge. Join IT Conversations' own Doug Kaye as he talks with Evan Williams of ODEO, David Marks of Loomia, Eric Rice of Audioblog and Jeff Karnes of Yahoo! at SDForum about the current state of search for audio and video. [SDForum audio from IT Conversations]
As blogging becomes more mainstream, bloggers need to be aware of the legal implications of their work. What are your rights as a blogger, what can you write about legally and what should you avoid? At BlogHer 2005, moderator Jennifer Collins speaks with Lauren Gelman and Wendy Seltzer about legal issues facing bloggers. [BlogHer Conference audio from IT Conversations]
Most applications on the web today remain in thrall to the legacy of the written word: There remains a sense that everything on the web is really a document. Ramesh Jain believes that the new emphasis on 'where' is a first step to a radical change in perception which will lead to events becoming the most important aspect of what he calls Computing 3.0. [Where 2.0 audio from IT Conversations]
Blogs are conversations, and like all discussions, sometimes the talk gets ugly. This panel discussion brings together mobile technology blogger mobile jones, computer science professor Ellen Spertus and journalist, novelist and blogger Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez with moderator Liza Sabater to discuss flames and how to deal with them. [BlogHer 2005 audio from IT Conversations]
In this presentation, Jeremy Zawodny talks about how Open Source software scales at Yahoo! He discusses how Yahoo!
leverages Open Source software to scale its system. Yahoo! recently acquired Konfabulator and Flickr and Zawodny explains how Yahoo! is changing internally to cater to Web 2.0.
[O'Reilly Open Source Convention audio from IT Conversations]
using AJAX-like methods along with with Macromedia's Flash Player to deliver richer Web experiences. In this
conversation with Laszlo founder/CTO David Temkin, learn why he chose the Flash Player as a platform and why
Laszlo went open source choosing IBM's Common Public License. What is planned for Laszlo Mail and Laszlo Calendar
and how he plans to leverage rich client environments other than Flash Player.
[Opening Move with Scott Mace from IT Conversations]
In this keynote speech at Burton Group's 2005 Catalyst Conference Anne Thomas Manes lays out the issues to consider when dealing with the rise of network-application platforms packed with features and functionality. More functions sounds good, right? Well, Anne looks at the benefits but also points out negative implications like vendor lock-in and high barriers to entry for new developers.
The discussion about whether bloggers are journalists is one that inspires heated opinions. In this conversation from BlogHer, several blogger/journalists discuss the relationship between blogging and so-called traditional journalism. Moderator Lisa Stone asks Anastasia Goodstein, Chris Nolan and Evelyn Rodriguez to share their experiences of the relationship between independent online publishing and traditional media. [BlogHer 2005 audio from IT Conversations]