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I have been dissecting popular Web 2.0 REST-based Web Services in building a new site that should (hopefully) prove to be popular. It's my second major site launch, the first one being acquired by a Microsoft funded startup years ago. I will reveal more details after the launch, but I've become both more and less of a fan of REST as a result of this exercise. REST is, of course, easy to use. But the problems with data accuracy have been frustrating.
While Google and Microsoft are taking aim at the consumer online document space, Oracle wants to target business users. Oracle is considering building a service enabling users to create and share documents in WebEx meeting/collaboration service. Google has failed to gain traction among businesses with their online document sharing. It's not surprising, given slow performance and a defect which made private documents publicly viewable.