15 thoughts on “Facebook buys Parakey”

  1. I thought Parakey was working on making it much easier to get data (media, docs, etc.) back and forth between web apps and your desktop.

    That seems more useful to Facebook than enabling offline use.

  2. An offline version of Facebook? It’s funny how these things go full circle. As I remember, putting everything online and Software as a Service was all the rage not too long ago.

  3. no ilya, remember – wasn’t it ASP’s that were gonna change the world? you know, back before it had a cooler acronym (SaaS)…and didn’t we already see SUN try this years and years ago (project Corona, now the sunray server tools)? that is where the big boys are headed imho, toward a transferrable ‘state’ that moves wtih you, ideally not requiring a small card or usb type device (please, no more key fobs google and others..)

  4. Well if it is about offline data then the killer app for Facebook would be for a Facebook user and their friend’s access to that user’s photos and videos directly stored on their computer without that person having to go to the trouble of uploading them into Facebook or Flickr or Youtube. So kind of a Youtube killer.

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