There's a shift underway in how people use computers and the Internet. Every day more utility is being delivered over the Web. Full applications can now be run in a browser, accessible from any computer. Software? It's no longer required. Software is becoming Webware.
Webware.com, a blog on CNET News, covers all the new Web applications: productivity tools like Google Docs, data-driven services like Zillow, community services like Facebook, and much more.
We review the newest apps and report on the news that affects the Web economy. The site also features video walk-throughs and how-to guides for the most popular products.
Once a year, Webware hosts the Webware 100 awards, where CNET readers nominate and vote for the top 100 Web applications across 10 categories.
Webware.com is edited by Rafe Needleman. Rafe was editor of CNET.com in the early days, 1997 to 1998. During the first dot-com bubble he worked at Red Herring, where he wrote Catch of the Day, a daily online column about start-ups. In the three years of writing the column he interviewed more than 1,000 start-up CEOs. Most are now out of business. Make of that what you will.
Returning to CNET in 2004, Rafe managed the computer reviews department and launched CNET.com's small business content and car tech channel.
Previously, Rafe has served as editor in chief of Byte, editor of Corporate Computing, and reviews editor for InfoWorld. He lives and works in San Francisco. E-mail Rafe at email@example.com.
CNET News reporters and editors all contribute to Webware.com, especially Ina Fried on Microsoft, Caroline McCarthy on social networking, Elinor Mills on security, and Stephen Shankland on Google and related topics.
Webware also has dedicated writers:
• Josh Lowensohn, Webware.com associate editor
• Don Reisinger, CNET blogger