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(Revised from original 2008 version)
Visions of Web 3.0
Explores the Semantic Web, a vision for the next generation of the World Wide Web in which information is stored in machine-readable formats. While the Semantic Web would make information more easily accessible, barriers to its adoption are very high because website owners would need to recode data and content on their existing sites, agree on ontologies for structuring information, and develop new tools for querying Semantic Web data. The case profiles two start-ups with very different strategies for exploiting Semantic Web opportunities: Radar Networks and Metaweb Technologies.
Keywords: Business Startups;
Eisenmann, Thomas R., and David Andrew Vivero. "Visions of Web 3.0." Harvard Business School Case 808-147, May 2010. (Revised from original April 2008 version.)