Think you know that AOL can’t innovate or do anything cool? Check this video out where they show off a bunch of cool stuff. Including XDrive, file sharing, but what really impressed me was the top 100 videos application, which started at about 6 minutes into the video.
Kevin Lynch, Adobe’s CTO, asks the crowd at the Adobe Engage event yesterday an interesting question: how is the Web screwed up? People from across the industry answer in the video.
How would you answer it?
My answer? There are too many silos that don’t know about each other. Does Upcoming.org know about Flickr? Barely. Does it know about Yelp? No. How about Facebook. Nope. MySpace? Nope. YouTube? Nope. Does it gather my social network off of Orkut? Nope. Does it talk to Dopplr? Nope. How about other Web services? Nope.
Until we fix that the Web is screwed up.
Mark Benioff, Salesforce.com, CEO, gave a talk yesterday at the Adobe Engage event. In Part III he completes getting interviewed by Kevin. In part II he gets interviewed by Kevin Lynch, Adobe’s CTO. Fun that he pointed me out as an example of an innovator. That happens at the beginning of the first video, when he says “does everyone know what Robert is doing?” He then points out the technology I’m using. “He’s a pioneer.” Wow, that’s an honor.
This is the first time I’ve seen Yahoo’s Live video streaming service demonstrated. Here’s a separate video of the first part of the presentation, which demonstrates a mini bar. They showed it off at the Adobe Engage event yesterday. Very cool, I ask why they haven’t done a cell phone streaming service, like Qik.com, and they say they want to be a platform. They also say that Flickr video is still being worked on by the Flickr team and will come separate from this effort. Nice API that’s used in a neat mapping mashup.
More stuff for your favorite 11 year old. Nickelodeon, this time, demonstrates their latest, built on Adobe AIR at the Adobe Engage event yesterday.