Scrybe – a revolutionary Online-Organizer?

You could say there are enough online- and web2.0-style calendar-/organizer-app’s out there to find one that fit’s your needs, like Google Calendar, 30 Boxes, KiKo, … But there is a new one coming up that looks “very interesting” to say the least: Scrybe.

Scrybe seems to be kind of “revolutionary” in at least tow ways: it is accessible offline (though browser-based) and has a really novel way of how users interact with the calendar-app.

Have a look at their demo-video and form your own view on it:

(from Techcrunch)

By the way, what I see there reminds me a little bit of what I saw from SAP’s “Project Muse“, which is Flash-based (Apollo) and is to feature offline-capabilities too…


Google Docs & Spreadsheets

Writely and Google spreadsheets are now combined as “Google Docs & Spreadsheets“, which includes that the writely brand has also been removed. Google’s office-suite assumes shape.

(from Web2.0 Explorer)

Google buys YouTube

There have been some rumours out there, now there is an official press-release: the leading search-engine Google will acquire the most popular video-sharing platform YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock.

This is the most expensive acquisition in Google’s history, for a rival of their own video service with only half of YouTube’s market share. Some say this would show that Google is moving more and more toward’s being “another content company“, but as they still have products like writely and google spreadsheets, you could also say they are moving towards being a office-suite vendor. There doesn’t seem to be ‘the one’ strategic direction for Google…

UPDATE: nice comic related to this topic from blaugh :-)
YouTube Killer

SAP is Java EE 5 certified

SAP’s Java-based application server (AS Java) is the first one that passed Sun’s Java EE 5 certification process (except Sun’s own product, certainly).

I think this is quite remarkable, as SAP is a relatively new player in the J2EE-market compared to e.g. IBM, Bea and especially Oracle, which continues to claim that SAP’s software is closed and proprietary. This is in fact true for the core ERP-system, but SAP’s customers also have the possiblity today to build custom applications on a open and standards-based platform (NetWeaver and AS Java). And that should become easier with the new Java EE 5 standard, especially for web-services and Enterprise Java Beans (EJBs).
SAP itself also builds more and more software-components on the new platform (e.g. Portal, xApps), and perhaps, some day, the whole SAP business software will be Java-based… But this will surely take some time…

(from eWeek)

UPDATE: as Vince Kraemer noted, not SAP but a Korean company called “Tmax Soft” was the first to pass the Java EE 5 certification with their application server.

The best “Office 2.0”-apps

Forbes reviewed some of “The Best Web-Based Computer Applications For Small Business”, and thus gives us a very good overview of the leading office 2.0-apps available today. They covered everything from calendar and email over information managers to spreadsheets and word processors.

(from Apolemia)