Web roundup: Feb 19, 2008

February 20, 2008

What’s going on around the internet world??? News and analyses from best and well-regard sources such as TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb, VentureBeat, etc.

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VCs putting money into personal finance sites

February 17, 2008

Venture capitalists have been busy investing in personal-finance Web start-ups, attempting to tap into a new generation of consumers who have never balanced a checkbook and increasingly view online money management as they would any other kind of Web service.

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Is bad news for banner ads equal to good news for ‘featuretisements’?

February 17, 2008

In 2007, BlueTie has developed a new Web marketing technique, called ‘featuretisement.’ For advertisers or retailers, featuretisements blend the targeting of AdSense with the one-click sale of an auction or store listing. For users working inside a Web application such as BlueTie’s hosted e-mail and collaboration software, they minimize disruption.

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HR’s struggle with Web 2.0

February 15, 2008

They’re born at a seemingly nonstop pace: Web start-ups offering new ways for businesses to connect with people. Companies large and small are furiously developing MySpace pages and Facebook applications, and hoping that the masses will beat paths straight to their doors.Some companies have leveraged the parade of Internet hot shots to their advantage, and many are still trying to find a way. They understand the value of connecting with people as customers. But when it comes to using the Internet to connect with people as potential recruits, it’s a different story.

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Nielsen: How People Use Web Video

February 15, 2008

In its first significant study of how people consume online video, Nielsen Online has found that women tend to favor network television on the Web, while men are drawn to user-created content.

Women are nearly twice as likely as men to tune into videos on TV networks’ Web sites, according to Nielsen Online’s first public release of its research into online-video viewing habits.

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Online Software: Buzz vs. Business

February 15, 2008

Online software is supposed to make business computing cheaper and easier. But cost and simplicity don’t matter if the software doesn’t do what a company needs it to do. That is currently one of the challenges facing corporate-technology leaders. Even the ones who favor online software often can’t find a product that meets their needs. And ultimately, that is what is most important for businesses.

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The Truth About Software as a Service (SaaS)

February 14, 2008

“What if we created a utility for enterprise automation? Then you don’t have to create a data center! Then you don’t have to have a CIO!” That was Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff in June 2003, selling the benefits of the then-new concept of software as a service (SaaS). Fast-forward four years, and Salesforce.com and dozens of other companies are inundating business users and CIOs alike with pitches for all sorts of SaaS applications. Right now, SaaS seems to be everywhere.

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