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Web 2.0 Summit: What's new with Web apps

San Francisco confab brings you Flickr's geo-revamp, details from the stealthy Radar Networks, Hakia's spin on social searching, and more.

San Francisco confab brings you Flickr's geo-revamp, details from the stealthy Radar Networks, Hakia's spin on social searching, and more.

Human sewage--the next source of electricity?

Synthetic Genomics has devised a fuel cell that can generate water or electricity from the stuff that goes down your drain.
October 19, 2007

'Chore Wars'--where 'World of Warcraft' meets toilet cleaner

Noted developer Jane McGonigal shows off an online game that gives you a a sense of the value that other people put on certain household tasks.
October 19, 2007

Attent turns Outlook into a microeconomy

The new service for enterprise mail systems assigns a level of importance on each message based on virtual currency.
October 19, 2007

Craig Venter: Google your date's DNA

It won't be long before your genome--and your likelihood to get various diseases, live long, be athletic, etc.--will be available in a standard medical test.
October 19, 2007

Dash to bring Internet mapping to your car

In 2008, you'll be able to get Craigslist listings on your GPS device.
October 19, 2007

Flickr getting a geography revamp

The Yahoo photo-sharing service will soon be retooled to make more use of geotagged photos.

October 18, 2007

Twine: Semantic Web meets information overload

The information management service, from hitherto stealth start-up Radar Networks, goes beta on Friday.
October 18, 2007

Hakia launching new spin on social searching

For some idealized (yet realistic) types of searching, it could be great. It's also got a built-in marketplace.
October 18, 2007

Viacom: 'Daily Show' clips just the beginning

It's only now that Viacom's rethinking its strategy. CEO Philippe Dauman talks about the company's philosophy.
October 18, 2007

Microsoft opens beta of Popfly mashup builder

The race for the best mashup builder picks up as Microsoft opens up Popfly at the Web 2.0 Summit.
October 18, 2007

Ballmer talks acquisition strategy

Candid about Microsoft's expansion plans, the CEO was cautious when discussing the Facebook partnership and competing with Google search.
October 18, 2007

Dicing up the Web 2.0 Summit Facebook panel

Some of Facebook's most popular app developers got together to talk about the apps platform and what's on the horizon.
October 18, 2007

Web 2.0 Summit Twittercast

Live Twittering from the San Francisco Web 2.0 Summit, by CNET's Rafe Needleman and company.
October 18, 2007

MySpace, Facebook bantering at Web 2.0 conference

A recap of some of what was said at the event on Wednesday night.
October 18, 2007

As broadband services improve, more of company's graphics and Web-design software can be delivered online, CEO Chizen says.
October 18, 2007

Company's potential role in the field was prompted by the number of searches users perform on the site for hard-to-diagnose health problems.
October 17, 2007

When to play platform games

What makes Facebook work as a platform? Should your company emulate it?
October 17, 2007