Welcome to The Next Web Network’s Weekly Recap. This week we unveiled a brand new design here at The Next Web to coincide with the 5th Edition of The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam. The week was headlined by HP’s purchase of Palm as well as Steve Job’s blog post on his anti-Flash position.
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The Next Web Podcast Episode 13: “Darth Vader Wearing a Hoodie”
You just have to listen to understand the title of this week’s show. The discussion this week centered around our new design here at The Next Web as well as discussion on Microsoft’s Messenger Connect and HP’s purchase of Palm.
Stories of the Week
- HP Buys Palm for $1.2 Billion – huge deal expected to accelerate HP’s position in the mobile space.
- Apple vs. Flash – In a rare blog post, Steve Jobs spoke out on Apple’s position against Flash. Is this a new, more open Steve Jobs? Microsoft sides with Apple.
- Apple Purchases Siri – a voice-command driven virtual assistant iPhone app.
- The iPhone 4G drama continued this week as police seized Jason Chen’s computers.
- Microsoft To Rescue HTC And Android Against Apple’s Patent Claims.
- Twitter’s Official Android App Launches – is it better than Seesmic’s Twitter Android App?
The Next Web Conference 2010
This past week was the 5th edition of The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam. A great lineup of speakers as well the PayPal X Startup Rally made for a great event. The winner of the PayPal X Startup Rally was Next2News whose innovative ad concept captured everyone’s attention. All of the media from the event was aggregated on our live portal here. Here are some of the great company presentations and talks given at the event:
How Tim Ferriss Learned to Love the Haters
Mark Earls Says Influencers Don’t Exist
Evan Roth does art & software for the bored-at-work crowd
Microsoft demos Messenger Connect, a new social API
Rapportive turns the inbox into a platform
Hyves asks “Who’s Your Mayor Now?” with Location Based Payments
Tribe of Noise gets loud to bring music pros and projects together
Dutch location based service Feest.je gets ready to party
Printing-as-a-service with Peecho Printcloud
Buildor Pro brings the power of Dreamweaver to the cloud
Fashiolista introduces a new way to shop for fashion online
22tracks takes its hit web app onto TV
That’s Edutainment! English Attack! announces open beta
DoubleDutch: Custom geolocation apps for small groups
Distimo: Better mobile app analytics, for free
MusikPitch: Bringing crowdsourcing to music
Brainient enhances web video with SDK and a little “Magic”
The NEW The Next Web Design
This week we unveiled a brand new design here at The Next Web. As Zee explains, the new site aims to give readers “more than just a ‘blog’ but rather a dashboard to the ‘next’ web.” While the new site does have some bugs, please stick with us as we work through it. We are really excited with our brand new look!