Predictions 2010

John Battelle's Searchblog

2010 will mark the beginning of the end of US dominance of the web. 2010 will see a major privacy brouhaha , not unlike the AOL search debacle but around social and/or advertising related data. Google will take most of the brand blame, but also do the most to address the issue in 2010.

The Year In Writing, 2010

John Battelle's Searchblog

Predictions 2010 I'll be getting to this in a post later this week. The 2010 Web2 Summit Theme: Points of Control Introducing the theme of this year's event.

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SXSW 2010

Daradiction

South by Southwest. Austin calls again. Last year was all time. This year should be even better. I’ll be there from March 11-19th, will you? I’m on a panel too talking about the “ RoadTwip &# we took across America last year. Here’s the event info–> [link

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Predictions 2010: How Did I Do?

John Battelle's Searchblog

Related: Predictions 2010. So how did I do for 2010? To the results: Prediction #1: 2010 will mark the beginning of the end of US dominance of the web. I think this clearly happened in 2010. Prediction #3: 2010 will see a major privacy brouhaha, not unlike the AOL search debacle but around social and/or advertising related data. 2010 will be remembered as the year privacy took center stage. Prediction #6: 2010 will see the rise of an open gaming platform.

The Web 2 Summit Playlist, 2010 Version

John Battelle's Searchblog

One of these days, I'm going to figure out how to publish a real live playlist, one that links to real music, but for whatever reason, I never seem to be able to. If you guys have an easy way to do it, please let me know.

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The 2010 Web2 Summit Theme: Points of Control

John Battelle's Searchblog

For 2010, Web 2 will focus on the chess game in which all of these companies are now engaged, a battle to gain the upper hand in crucial "points of control" across the Internet Economy. Each year at the Web 2 Summit , Tim and I try to focus our program on an overarching theme that we believe best sums up the year ahead. This is never easy to do - the event is still eight months away.

2010 IAPP Global Privacy Summit

Hunton Privacy

April 19 – 21, 2010. Join us next week at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”) Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C., This year’s summit features three days of intensive programs and networking with more 1,500 privacy professionals. We also hope you will visit our privacy professionals who are speaking on the following panels: The Essential Elements of Accountability and Baking Them into a Privacy Business Process. Tuesday April 20, 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

2010 Olympic Torch Relay Photographs Now Available

Archives Blogs

The Archives is pleased to announce that over twelve thousand photographs from the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay (OTR) – showing virtually every torchbearer that participated in the relay – have been processed and are now accessible through our online database.

Identity and The Independent Web

John Battelle's Searchblog

Are we are evolving our contract with society through our increasing interactions with digital platforms, and in particular, through what we've come to call the web? I believe the answer is yes.

@CMSummit - Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Presentation

John Battelle's Searchblog

Internet Trends 2010 by Morgan Stanley Research View more presentations from CM Summit: Marketing in Real Time The most tweeted Slideshare of the show so far is Mary's presentation. Here it is for your reading pleasure!

Mayer to Location: Big.

John Battelle's Searchblog

Today I was in a meeting with a number of consultants to a very large technology company. Their job: market research, essentially. They called to ask me my thoughts on the media and technology world, in particular as it might play out in the next five or so years.

On Math, iPhones, Android, and the 100K Phone Gap

John Battelle's Searchblog

The media really, really, really loves to write about Apple and the iPhone these days. It reminds me of Google in 2004, when the media fell in love with the concept of search.

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Stop It. Google Won't Buy Twitter.

John Battelle's Searchblog

( image ) Today I landed from a trip to the world of the non-tech obsessed (PA and OH) to find my newsfeed was full of speculation that Google MUST buy Twitter , or be damned to obscurity in a race its already losing to Facebook. Not so fast.

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Is The iPad A Disappointment? Depends When You Sold Your AOL Stock.

John Battelle's Searchblog

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Twitter's Great Big Problem Is Its Massive Opportunity

John Battelle's Searchblog

One of the many reasons I find Twitter fascinating is that the company seems endlessly at an inflection point. Eighteen months ago I was tracking its inflection point in usage (holy shit, look how it's growing! Then, holy shit, has it stopped ?!),

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Mark Zuckerberg at Web 2 - A Maturing CEO

John Battelle's Searchblog

This third conversation with Mark Zuckerberg was, to my mind, the best so far, and YouTube seems to agree, as it's got more plays than nearly any other save Eric Schmidt (who was featured by YouTube on the homepage). See if you agree

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On Facebook, Google, and Our Evolving Social Mores Online

John Battelle's Searchblog

( image ) I just reviewed this presentation from Paul Adams , research lead for social at Google (embedded below). He works on Buzz and YouTube, and presumably, whatever is next from Google, including the rumored "Google Me.".

More 2010 Olympic Torch Relay Photographs Available

Archives Blogs

We have added another 4,830 torch-relay images to the VANOC records already available on our AtoM site. These images belong to series AM1550-S08: Olympic Torch Relay – highlight photographs.

The Database of Intentions Is Far Larger Than I Thought

John Battelle's Searchblog

Why should Foursquare in 2010 be any different? Way back in November of 2003, when I was a much younger man and the world had yet to fall head over heels in love with Google, I wrote a post called The Database of Intentions.

SharePoint 2010 CSS Reference Chart

JKevinParker

Check out the SharePoint 2010 CSS Reference Chart from Heather Solomon. It is a great tool for anyone doing branding and user interface design for SharePoint 2010. branding CSS design reference SharePoint SharePoint 2010 UI

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Groupon: That's More Like It

John Battelle's Searchblog

ATD is reporting that Google is offering well more than twice what had been previously offered - $6 billion, instead of $2.5 billion. That sounds more like it. As I wrote yesterday, $2.5 billion sounded very low for this particular asset. And this from the guy who thought YouTube was overpriced.).

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Signal, Curation, Discovery

John Battelle's Searchblog

This past week I spent a fair amount of time in New York, meeting with smart folks who collectively have been responsible for funding and/or starting companies as varied as DoubleClick, Twitter, Foursquare, Tumblr, Federated Media (my team), and scores of others. I also met with some very smart execs at American Express, a company that has a history of innovation, in particular as it relates to working with startups in the Internet space.

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On Google's Brand

John Battelle's Searchblog

Regular readers may recall one this prediction for 2010 : Google will make a corporate decision to become seen as a software brand rather than as "just a search engine." Yesterday a reporter from Cnet called and asked me a few provocative questions.

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All Brands Are Politicians

John Battelle's Searchblog

( image ) Recently I was watching television with my wife, a baseball game if memory serves, when an advertisement caught my eye. It was for a regional restaurant chain (not a national one like Jack in the Box). The ad was pretty standard fare - a call to action (go now!)

Currency

John Battelle's Searchblog

I'm very proud of a new platform launched today by American Express: Currency. Sometimes when a brand embraces the concept of truly being a publisher, they align with strong voices around the web, underwriting existing properties and helping them create new sections or services.

French Data Protection Authority Unveils 2010 Inspections Report

Hunton Privacy

On March 17, 2010, the French Data Protection Authority (the “CNIL”) published a report concerning on-site inspections and outlined its objectives for the coming year.

SharePoint Server 2010 Web Parts: Cheat Sheet

JKevinParker

After I posted the list of out-of-the-box Web parts for SharePoint Server 2010 , I created a two-page, downloadable cheat sheet. Download the free SharePoint Server 2010 Web Parts: Cheat Sheet in PDF format. cheat sheet download reference SharePoint SharePoint 2010 Web parts

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IAB: Record First Quarter for Internet Advertising

John Battelle's Searchblog

From the IAB release on first quarter 2010: Internet advertising revenues in the U.S. billion for the first quarter of 2010, representing a 7.5 You already knew this if you read my Predictions for 2010 , #9

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Mary Meeker Does Her Thing.7th Edition, Better Than Ever

John Battelle's Searchblog

Mary has been giving an overview of the capital markets at Web 2 for seven years running, and this one, framed as lessons for CEOs of Internet companies, is a gem

The Database of Intentions Is Far Larger Than I Thought

John Battelle's Searchblog

Why should Foursquare in 2010 be any different? Way back in November of 2003, when I was a much younger man and the world had yet to fall head over heels in love with Google, I wrote a post called The Database of Intentions.

Web 2 Summit Points of Control: The Map

John Battelle's Searchblog

(Cross posted from the Web 2 Summit Blog.). As themes for conferences go, Points of Control is one of our favorites.

I Don't Like The iPad Because.

John Battelle's Searchblog

it's driven by the same old media love affair with distribution lock in. I've been on about this ever since I studied Google in 2001: Media traditionally has gained its profits by owning distribution.

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Massachusetts Information Security Regulations Take Effect on March 1, 2010

Hunton Privacy

After several delays and revisions, the Massachusetts information security regulations, entitled “Standards for the Protection of Personal Information of Residents of the Commonwealth,” will take effect on March 1, 2010. The regulations apply to entities that own or license personal information about Massachusetts residents.

Google's New Mission? "To Organize the World's information (Unless It Starts With "i")."

John Battelle's Searchblog

I had a good call today with Dennis Woodside, who runs North American Sales for Google, and Susan Wojcicki, who runs products. Both are long timers at Google, Susan is pretty much a llfer - she joined in 1999.

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Ping: "Facebook and Twitter meet iTunes" Except.

John Battelle's Searchblog

as far as I can tell, they in fact don't ever meet. You can't leverage your networks on Facebook and Twitter in Ping. It's another closed Apple system, another Apple universe in a gilded gift box. It's not that Apple hates the web, it's just that Apple is better than the web. Apple doesn't need it.

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The Digital Economy Act 2010: A Step Toward Censorship?

Hunton Privacy

On April 8, 2010, the Digital Economy Act (the “Act”), containing provisions relating to online copyright infringement, network infrastructure and digital safety, became law in the UK. The final text of the Act , which was published on April 12, 2010, may be accessed on the website of the Office of Public Sector Information.

On Retargeting: Fix The Conversation

John Battelle's Searchblog

The New York Times published a story on the practice of retargeting today, entitled " Retargeting Ads Follow Surfers to Other Sites." While not nearly as presumptively negative as the WSJ series on marketing and data, it's telling that the story is slugged with "adstalk" in the URL.

Five Years In One Place, An Appreciation

John Battelle's Searchblog

FM has been a pioneer in bringing integrated, scaleable brand marketing to social media, first with blogs (2005), and then Digg (2006), the Facebook platform (2007), live events (Crowdfire 2008), Twitter (2009) and now location services like Foursquare (2010).

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The iAd: Steve Jobs Regifts The Mobile Marketing Experience

John Battelle's Searchblog

( image ). We're used to buzz around Apple, and in particular, we're quite used to buzz about how Apple goes to market.

Groupon Is Worth More Than $2.5 Billion

John Battelle's Searchblog

Today's big rumor, so far at least, is that Google may be buying Groupon for a reported $2.5 billion. This sale has been rumored for some time, but the figure - and story - is based on a rather thin piece by VatorNews which broke early this morning.

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