Archive for July, 2008

Web 2.0 Summit Launchpad – Call for Web2Ireland startups…

admin 8th of July 2008 by admin

Tim O’Reilly has outlined the call in a piece What good is collective intelligence if it doesn’t make us smarter?

The article leans heavily on a previous post from Umair Haque – which is super smart and thought provoking.

The Web2.0 Summit is one of the premium events in the year – and this is a great opportunity for any Web2Ireland company.

2 Irish companies come to mind straight away based on the criteria

Decisions for Heros

No doubt I’ve missed a few – please let us know who you think fits the bill….

Tuesday Push Round One

conor 8th of July 2008 by conor

The Tuesday Push on PutPlace was a resounding success. Here are the posts we found on our trawls:

Web2Ireland – what’s going on – week ending July 4th, 2008

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PutPlace gets the Tuesday Push – make sure you’ve signed up – delighted to participate in this initiative.

Dial2Dogets more praise… from VentureBeat – goes very web2.0 like – whilst Irish Times goes free – see commentary from Greg Sterling

Enterprise Ireland conducting review of software sector – wonder will the old internet get a mention this time round.

EI office in Silicon Valley is paying attention – they are sponsoring a table at the SVASE event – “Business Models that Work for Web 2.0 Based Startups”

SeedCamp applications now welcome

Top Posts on Web2Ireland this week

Eircom Web Innovation Fund
The Tuesday Push – Showing real community spirit
Irish Government – Data Sharing, APIs, and Mashups

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Irish Government – Data Sharing, APIs, and Mashups

admin 4th of July 2008 by admin

The blog post title is enough to make one dream…

We’ve already covered this subject before – Time for

John has details on UK Government Moves Forward with Data Sharing, APIs, and Mashup Contest

In Ireland we have

- millions (overspent) spent on Reach projectPublic Service Broker
- no national postcode system
- not to mention the walled garden mentally to data

Some suggestions for Govt folks

- engage with Irish development community
— check the following work done by folks in the community
—– planningbuddy from ElectricMill
—– PostCode system
—– Casualty Figures from Electric Mill
- engage folks like John Musser, JP Rangaswami
- publish in structured format – RSS/ATOM/etc [some free SEO...] [disclosure: my own company has tried... and failed with eGovt and rss - retailers get it]

Any ideas from the Web2Ireland community on how we can help our own Govt ?

The Tuesday Push – Showing real community spirit

conor 1st of July 2008 by conor

Damien Mulley gets community like very few other people in the industry. His ideas are always worth listening to and, more importantly, worth acting on. He has just kicked off a real corker called The Tuesday Push. Every second Tuesday, a startup is selected from those who put themselves forward and lots of us blog about them on the same day.

It’s one of those simple but potentially incredibly powerful ways of getting us all noticed. There is nothing nefarious about it, no PPP in the background or Google gaming. Just write in an honest way about a new start-up every two weeks. The posts will be even more useful to everyone if they contain constructive criticism and ideas rather than puff-pieces.

We would encourage those who read but don’t write to Digg/Stumble/Delicious the posts they really like. And obviously if you are a startup, register your interest in being covered.

The first start-up to be covered is the brilliant PutPlace. I’ll be doing my review of it later over on Argolon. Damien has already done his. We’ll also do aggregated posts here on Web2Ireland with links to all the coverage.

If you don’t mind me pimping LouderVoice too much, you can also make use of us to help spread the word. Just add the tag “review” and the tag “rating=N” (where N is from 1-5) to your posts. If you then register your blog’s RSS feed as a “FlagTag” feed on LouderVoice, we’ll pick those posts up and they’ll get indexed very quickly as reviews on Google. If you don’t have/want a blog, just write the review directly on LV and we’ll link it to all the others.

This initiative will only work if the community gets behind it. So instead of thinking “what a good idea”, go review PutPlace, now!