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Category: edge

announcement edge edgeio Web 2.0

edgeio has announced the paid content platform. Distributed Commerce meets Web 2.0

Press release for download Product Description given to Gnomedex Attendees News from the Web on this: Digg – here Techmeme – here and here ReadWrite web – here TechCrunch – here Venturebeat – here Gnomedex – here Jeff Jarvis – here Dan Farber – ZDNet – here Rob Hof at BusinessWeek – here Bub.blicio.us – here Mashable – here Forecast Blog – here It has been a great effort by the team at edgeio to get this launched. The company now has 6000 advertisers who will, by September, have 29 million classified ads in the system, and with the launch

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edge Internet Strategy

PC Forum

I’m at PC Forum this week. Monday saw the pitches of 9 startups (including edgeio) Here is the movie of their 2 minute infommercials. http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?videoUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fvp.video.google.com%2Fvideodownload%3Fversion%3D0%26secureurl%3DogAAAC5oDX5rbGeIMQDpdQpiOamkcrSiY3ajWeUlTQqculesuMjs_m54wdUwgFvqA82kdC3C1rlaab9xxcypl3-3GVmyxhm0PV9d1cVtmE-QQRwX3d5v2shpmPMGx-f2sFgsngUTezRVLY0LFWydJwGs2qXjr8x5j37U9BS2qZnbgfgofVx-wPPWBF5pSo6ZABPuv8M4VHV7qt0SSl_YUYPhQwVdMwe43v1DjKxgYp-IJnv6%26sigh%3DEwpBC-ONAgsKBZ-mM1Vsjrk8-TU%26begin%3D0%26len%3D1354937%26docid%3D7558480419126063591&thumbnailUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.google.com%2FThumbnailServer%3Fcontentid%3D9710569d6831d8f0%26second%3D5%26itag%3Dw320%26urlcreated%3D1143846419%26sigh%3DYfjpjR2PWsrs4zylMaWFRvb_WHM&playerId=7558480419126063591

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edge edgeio Strategy


I have been gratified to see all the coverage about edgeio since I demo’d it last week at SDForum’s Search SIG, and Rob Hof’s first post. Everybody seems to like the concept. You can track the discussion here and here. Mike posted on Techcrunch and on the edgeio blog. For those who like to know the background, just a few pointers. Philosophically: tagging – it seemed to me – was the thing that could enable RSS to be leveraged as an application layer enabler. Basically, the idea of RSS carrying a payload for an application. Using the “listing” tag to

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