The world is adopting smartphones, and for many young people and many people in the developing world, this will be one of their first computing devices. But we shouldn't give up on the power of the tethered web. The power of large screen real estate. The power of a keyboard.
Earlier this year, Digg founder Kevin Rose announced he was launching a new incubator, called Milk, to develop mobile apps. Today, at Web 2.0, he introduced the first of those, Oink, which he described as a tool that lets people "rank, compare, and share things, but not places."
Yelp has been the subject of continued grumblings that its ethics are less than stellar--and last week, the user-generated reviews site got hit with an official class-action lawsuit making those grumblings legal accusations. Even worse, yet another (very similar) lawsuit just emerged.