Web mashups got their start here in the US but the rest of the world is starting to catch-up. What are the clues? Take press coverage for one. There’s been a couple of good international stories on mashups the past few weeks, including these two:
Zerreiß mich, kopier mich: from Christian Stoecker at Der Spiegel covering [...]
In a post entitled Why “Mash Ups” Matter Patricia Seybold applies her customer-centric perspective to the topic of mashups. She begins by giving some background on the topic and then getting into the core of her points which are that mashups enable customers to creatively consume your brand experience and that if you build them [...]
Newsweek’s March 6th issue covers the mashup trend in Time For Your Mash-Up?. The article covers all three main flavors of mashups: music, video, and web. As with the CBS coverage last week, it’s a good, concise, mainstream introduction. Thanks to Dion Hinchcliffe for pointing me to this story.
Nice of reporter N’gai Croal to [...]
Veteran technology reporter Larry Magid just published this good introductory story on mashups and Mashup Camp over CBS News. Nice to see some more mainstream media coverage. And, as a bonus, you can also listen to Larry’s podcast interviews with myself, Taylor McKnight (creator of Podbop which won the best mashup award at last week’s [...]
Yesterday’s Guardian (UK) has a good story by Jack Schofield on mashups entitled “It’s all in the mix“. The subtitle reads “What do you get if you combine, say, the tagging system from one site with the RSS feed of another? A software mashup, one of the hits of Web 2.0.”
Gives a well-rounded background on [...]
David Berlind’s ZDNet post yesterday does a very nice job of analyzing the “exploding mashup ecosystem” and draws some accurate comparisons between the traditional operating system platforms and the new Internet platform. Check-out the diagrams. This ties nicely to some updates coming here soon.
In a story published yesterday, Era of the mash-ups Newest Web sites among Net’s hottest phenomena, San Francisco Chronicle reporter Verne Kopytoff does a very good job of covering the mashup space (including some quotes from myself, so perhaps I’m a bit biased on this one). Key points include: there’s no precise definition of exactly [...]
The Associated Press just published Mash-up Mania, a good piece covering this space (including a ProgrammableWeb mention). The article hits many of the key trends: heated competition between Microsoft, Yahoo and Google, that most mashups now use Google’s platform, and that where it is today is not where it will be soon. As reporter Jonathan [...]