aggreg roadmap (Strategicboard, King Ping, TrendMapper)

aggreg, the new web holding company I formed is the owner of Strategicboard, which has been upgraded lately. aggreg, in the recent three months have acquired two web 2.0 services. We first acquired King Ping, the central blog update service and then Trend Mapper Trend Mapper, a keyword based free trending service, tracking visibility of …

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Google is the 21st Century Mainframe!

All the big guys are rushing these days to launch as many web applications as possible to “captivate” web surfers in their “club”. Google in a dramatic and maybe a little bit panicked response to Microsoft‘s threats and Yahoo‘s renovated website started launching an application a day. It doesn’t matter anymore what it is, as …

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Contemplating on Web 2.0 Business Models

Most of my time as the developer of Strategic Board is spent on how the hell can I make money from this. Strategic Board as many other Web 2.0 sprouts and trees create "value" in the new content creation era we live in a.k.a as blogging. Blogging both for users and publishers is free and …

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Why core blogosphere companies are sold too early?

There are rumors nowadays about the possibility of Technorati being sold to Yahoo or Google and the large volume of commenting made me think whether companies such as Bloglines (sold to Ask Jeeves) or now Technorati are looking to exit the game too early. I do think that it all depends on the promise RSS …

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The ease of removing RSS Ads from Feeds

Integrating RSS Ads in blog feeds gets a lot of traction nowadays both on important blogs and on news sites (Following Google and FeedBurner announcements). Stripping rss ads from feeds is very easy to do from a technical perspective and it can be implemented by any blog reading platform, whether client-side software or a web …

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Vertical Search Engines or Deep web search capabilities

The article "Vertical Search Engines Target New Niches " discusses the recent growing appearance of vertically focused search engines – In a nutshell, vertical search engines serve a specific target audience with specific information needs and they focus their crawling, indexing and content delivery efforts around a specific subject. Still, vertical search engines hide unique …

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