From the Bungee Connect Developer blog “The Open Web Foundation was announced at OSCON 2008. Created by and endorsed by numerous highly influential individuals and organizations, the Open Web Foundation has also been received with a fair amount of skepticism. We speak to Scott Kveton, one of the key people involved in the organization’s establishment to learn more about the organization’s purpose, goals and near term objectives.”
Amber Case captures an interesting discussion with James Whitley, CEO of GoLife Mobile.
Pete Forsyth writes “I think Personal Telco needs a new ‘elevator pitch.’ Their web site, any printed materials, any contact with the press, etc. should reflect a very clear, very simple message: ‘our work brings you free wireless, and we’d love you to pitch in a little and help us deliver more free wireless.'”
PAgent writes “Last time I looked, we were well into the 21st century. I hardly expect to see up-and-coming new dot-coms any more, much less any that are actually getting funding. Nevertheless, TeachStreet, an ‘instructional network and search engine’ has acquired $2.25 million in capital from the Madrona Venture Group this year. And now it’s coming to Portland.”
Frederic Lardinois writes “Teachstreet today announced that it has expanded the reach of its network from Seattle, WA, to Portland, OR. TeachStreet is a marketplace where teachers can list classes they offer and allows them to connect with prospective students. The range of classes offered by teachers on the site range from bike maintenance to herpetology, with a good dose of various crafts, yoga, and music lessons thrown in for good measure. Right now, the site features close to 55,000 different classes and instructors.”