About Webware and Webware.com

There's a shift underway in how people use computers and the Internet. Every day more utility is being delivered over the Web. Full applications can now be run in a browser, accessible from any computer. Software? It's no longer required. Software is becoming Webware.

There are different types of Webware.

  • Productivity applications. Microsoft may own the desktop, but not the Web. Online, Google has solid productivity apps. And there are dozens of upstarts in this market too.
  • Data-driven applications. Many new online services rely on real-time data that simply could not be encapsulated into software. Examples include Google Maps, Zillow and Farecast.
  • Community services. Webware enables people to network, share their lives, and work together. Examples are MySpace, LinkedIn, YouTube, and SmartSheet.

Webware.com is the site where computer users can learn about new and useful Web applications.

Look for more new features to roll out in Webware.com, too. Stay tuned!

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Chief blogger

Webware.com is edited by Rafe Needleman. Rafe was Editor of CNET.com in the early days, 1997 to 1998. During the dot-com bubble he worked at Red Herring, where he wrote Catch of the Day, a daily online column about startups. In the three years of writing the column he interviewed more than 1,000 startup CEOs. Most are now out of business. Make of that what you will.

Returning to CNET in 2004, Rafe managed the computer reviews department and launched CNET.com's small business content and car tech channel.

Previously, Rafe has served as editor-in-chief of Byte, Editor of Corporate Computing, and Reviews Editor for InfoWorld. He lives and works in San Francisco. Email Rafe at rafe@cnet.com.

Editorial team

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