to relaunch (should we be scared?)

TechCrunch writes about launching again. Weren’t they the ones that „started“ the burst of the first bubble in 2000/2001?

In 1999, a fashion retail site, burnt through $120 million in six months […] Founded by Ernst Malmsten, Kajsa Leander and Patrik Hedelin,’s largest backer was Omnia, a fund backed by members of Lebanon’s wealthy Hariri family, which put nearly $40 million into the company. Over 400 staff and contractors were made redundant when Boo went into receivership in May 2000.

Is it good or bad, if they come back? Not sure, but you better watch out 😉

(hat tip)

Links & News, 26.11.06

I haven’t done this in a while, since I prefer proper Blogposts to link lists, but here is a bullet point list of articles about „web 3.0“:

  • Robert Scoble writes about Bill Gates and the fact that Bill Gates thinks we’re again in some sort of bubble. Also providing his own view why he thinks that this is not necessarily true.
  • Dan Farber from ZDNet also thinks that Web 3.0 is bubbling up. And it will be the Semantic Web.
  • The NY Times Article announces Web 3.0 and is seemingly widely discussed. If anything, there is one interesting point:
  • In its current state, the Web is often described as being in the Lego phase, with all of its different parts capable of connecting to one another. Those who envision the next phase, Web 3.0, see it as an era when machines will start to do seemingly intelligent things.

  • Ross Mayfield says there is no „Web 3.0“ and calls it a Marketing Desaster.

It is about the semantic web, which is fine, generally speaking. But I just think there is too much future-hype in this. Web 2.0 hasn’t even happened for the average Joe-on-the-Web. It’s entertainning to think about how „Web 3.0“ will look like, but let’s still focus on Web 2.0 for now, ok?