Web entrepreneurs puzzle on how to cash in on their 'revolution'
Now, they say, the time has come for Web 3.0 -- where both sides will be involved in a complicated tango that is at once a mating dance and a competition. And the question they are all asking is: What will this new phase bring?
The hope, according to many influential players on the web who gathered at a big European conference on the issue held this week in Paris, is money, and lots of it. But there is also a small fear, perhaps fuelled by Google's staggering 1.65-billion-dollar purchase last month of the popular YouTube video hosting site, that expectations are too high, and that the coming Darwinian struggle will be brutal.
Web 2.0 "is like controlled anarchy," said Anthony Rose, the chief technical officer for the music and movie distributor Altnet and one of the 1,000 attendees at the two-day Le Web 3 conference that opened Monday.
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