OnDemand Speed Links Apr 23 2008

Speed Mig 35

IPod Touch may replace IPhone In Korea
Interesting article on Web 2.0 Asia about how a new cheap unlimited wireless plan from Korea Telecom may very well give users an option of using their IPod Touch to replace more expensive IPhones in Korea.

Web Apps may be the next stage of Enterprise/Web 2.0 Adoption
One of the more anticipated sessions at this weeks Web 2.0 expo in San Francisco is Danny Kim’s on Web 2.0 mobile adoption in Korea and how the trends in Korea may portend for future US mobile usage (if we can ever upgrade our archaic mobile data networks..but thats another article) of Web and Enterprise 2.0.

Enterprise Mashups are finally coming into their Own
Also at the Web 2.0 Expo, Serena Software, JackBe and Kapow plan to formally launch new and updated enterprise mashup development software and marketplace solutions. Look out for future OnDemand Beat blog articles where we will review each of these firms solutions.

Has Interest in Web 3.0 Peaked?
Jonas Bolinder, editor of Implemented has reported that mentions of Web 3.0 in the blogosphere reached its height in October 2007 and has not recovered. Looks like marketers and VC’s may have a harder time coming up with a buzzword for the next iteration of the consumer internet.

5 Comments

  1. Anand on April 23, 2008 at 8:39 am

    The IPod touch does not have a internal microphone so it may not work for Skype calls as suggested in the Web 2.0 Asia article.



  2. Ameed Taylor on April 27, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Anand,

    With the IPod Touch and Iphone SDK, developers have allready created external Microphone and Bluetooth applications for the IPod Touch so I think with a good wireless high speed data plan (If you are in Asia or Europe) the Ipod Touch with Skype sounds like a great alternative to the iPhone and having to deal with subpar carriers like ATT.

    Hopefully we will catch up with the rest of the world here in the US and Canada soon and we will have wireless high speed data plans like those that are the norm in Korea and Japan.



  3. Seung Kim on May 1, 2008 at 5:16 am

    Most everyone here in Korea my age uses a mobile for internet access.



  4. Ameed Taylor on May 2, 2008 at 5:31 am

    Seung,
    How long has using a mobile for internet been the norm in Korea. What age bracket uses mobile the most you think?



  5. Seung Kim on May 3, 2008 at 5:27 am

    Ameed,

    Well for at least the last 2 years I have seen switch to using mobile phone for internet access. I am 26



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