The Appification Of Everything Will Transform The World’s 360 Million Web Sites - Forbes
There is a seismic shift underway in the digital world that within a decade will completely transform the web into an App-o-verse. Several simultaneous trends are stacking up to change how we consume and create digital content, and platform companies are positioning themselves to enable the process.
What we are seeing are the early stages of what I call, “The Appification of Everything.” This is not about adding more icons to your home screen, though, but about a fundamental shift in how we metabolize information and entertainment. The web as the universal storage medium is being superseded by the internet as universal flow medium. Instead of thinking about the web as a hierarchical tree of documents—a Wikipedia of Wikipedias—we need to start thinking about all of that content as an underlying service layer for application-based interfaces.

The Appification Of Everything Will Transform The World’s 360 Million Web Sites - Forbes

There is a seismic shift underway in the digital world that within a decade will completely transform the web into an App-o-verse. Several simultaneous trends are stacking up to change how we consume and create digital content, and platform companies are positioning themselves to enable the process.

What we are seeing are the early stages of what I call, “The Appification of Everything.” This is not about adding more icons to your home screen, though, but about a fundamental shift in how we metabolize information and entertainment. The web as the universal storage medium is being superseded by the internet as universal flow medium. Instead of thinking about the web as a hierarchical tree of documents—a Wikipedia of Wikipedias—we need to start thinking about all of that content as an underlying service layer for application-based interfaces.

Best Mashups of 2011 | Programmable Web
2011 was another great year for mashups. At ProgrammableWeb we saw over 900 new mashups added to our directory. Popular app categories such as mapping, search and shopping continued to lead the way. This year however saw social apps continue their rapid growth from the last couple of years. As 2011 comes to a close, we take a look  back at some of the best and most popular mashups that were submitted …

What’s Public – A place to find out what’s public about yourself and others. APIs used include: BackType, 43Things, Bing, Cheezburger, Cirip, CrunchBase and many more. View more at our What’s Public profile.

Best Mashups of 2011 | Programmable Web

2011 was another great year for mashups. At ProgrammableWeb we saw over 900 new mashups added to our directory. Popular app categories such as mapping, search and shopping continued to lead the way. This year however saw social apps continue their rapid growth from the last couple of years. As 2011 comes to a close, we take a look back at some of the best and most popular mashups that were submitted …

What’s Public – A place to find out what’s public about yourself and others. APIs used include: BackType, 43Things, Bing, Cheezburger, Cirip, CrunchBase and many more. View more at our What’s Public profile.

The Future Internet: Service Web 3.0 (via semantictechnology)

With over a billion users, today’s Internet is arguably the most successful human artifact ever created. The Future Internet, an initiative driven by the European Union, has become a prime research focus of STI International and the Service Web 3.0 project. In order to explain, promote, and attract new contributors, we created a video to be viewed by stakeholders, who may be non-experts, in a new generation Internet.

IBM® Mashup Center is designed to provide an easy to use business mashup solution, supporting line of business assembly of dynamic situational applications - with the security and governance capabilities IT requires. (via IBM Mashup Center)

IBM® Mashup Center is designed to provide an easy to use business mashup solution, supporting line of business assembly of dynamic situational applications - with the security and governance capabilities IT requires. (via IBM Mashup Center)

The outlook is bleak for laptops, hard drives and desktops – clouds are on the horizon and could change the way we use computers forever. For some, the ‘cloud’ is just the latest technological craze, but for others it is the future of computing, and it has already generated a large body of research literature. What seems certain is that cloud computing has the potential to bring about irreversible changes in the way computers are used around the world.

Amazon on Thursday announced a new cloud computing service that uses Hadoop, a free software framework, to crunch tons of data.

The service, called Amazon Elastic MapReduce, is designed for businesses, researchers and analysts trying to conduct data intensive number crunching.

Amazon’s Hadoop framework runs on the company’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Simple Storage Service (S3).

The general idea is that customers can use MapReduce to pay by the sip as they do things like index the Web, mine data, conduct financial analysis, simulation and bioinformatics research.

IBM announced Wednesday plans to deliver its software via Amazon Web Services, in a move to push its software into the clouds. IBM will use Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to offer its customers and third-party developers its software based on a pay-as-you-go system. (via IBM teams up with Amazon Web Services |CNET News)

IBM announced Wednesday plans to deliver its software via Amazon Web Services, in a move to push its software into the clouds. IBM will use Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to offer its customers and third-party developers its software based on a pay-as-you-go system. (via IBM teams up with Amazon Web Services |CNET News)