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.
If you aren’t about 11 years old you probably won’t get Neopets. But, show your favorite 11-year-old this video and they’ll probably get it right away.
Yesterday at Adobe’s Engage event I got a look at the new eBay desktop. If you’re a buyer on eBay you should check it out. Here’s the cell-phone video of the session I filmed. It just shipped this week and is definitely nicer than the Web site.
Notice what Jonathan Schwartz says when I ask him whether he’s going to compete with Amazon’s Web Services like S3.
There are a few parts to this interview because AT&T’s 3G went down on me and then Qik updated its servers. Qik is working on a fix for both problems, they really are great about debugging my issues with the service.
Funny enough I recorded the last part of the interview on my Nokia N95, tried to upload it to Google Video, and it failed.
So, I switched to Viddler and it succeeded. Plus Viddler has more features than Google video. So, Google, you really need to fix your own bugs. Your service really sucks.
Anyway, part I, part II, and most of the interview is in part III, where MySQL’s CEO, Marten Mickos, shows up.