Statsaholics has an interesting ranking of 952 Web 2.0 Companies sponsored by Seth Godin that ranks them according to their Alexa rank and how it has changed over the past 6 months. YouTube was number 1 followed by Myspace, Orkut, Wikipedia and eBay.
Seth Godin has a good reminder about the definition of mashups, a term he claims that the mainstream media doesn't "get". For more on mashups see my article "Would you like your data and (music) mashed?" in Wisconsin Technology Network.
Ethics and Behavior
Michelle Miller at WonderBranding for Women has an interesting posting linking to an article in the Hartford Courant about Best Buy's Internet shenanigans. According to her posting the author of the article found that Best Buy had created a dummy intranet site that allowed in-store personnel to rebut claims when told that the BestBuy.com web site had a lower price. They'd pull up the intranet site showing that the price was higher. If this story is proven to be true it shows a blatant disregard for ethical behavior in pricing across distribution channels.
Not to be kept in 3rd place, Microsoft has announced a plan to "pay" companies to use Windows Live Search according to a posting in WeirdTechNewsHub. The plan has Microsoft offering "service or training credits" based on the number searches in a sample of corporations that use Windows Live Search.