Table of contents: VOL. 8, NO. 2 - March 1, 2007
Our guide to the hottest Web 2.0 companies--and the powerful trends driving them--in this make-or-break year. (more)

It's getting crowded on the Web 2.0 frontier, but there are still some startups that truly stand out. Here are the ones most likely to strike gold in 2007. (more)
Web marketers are moving beyond search, using powerful science to figure out what you want--sometimes before you even know. (more)
Wikipedia has become one of the largest and most collaborative sites on the Internet--but its founder has yet to make his fortune. Now Jimmy Wales is on the road, hunting for riches with a new for-profit company built on the same wild and wiki idea. (more)
Two-minute YouTube clips were just the start. As television escapes the living room, dozens of companies are gunning to become the networks of tomorrow. (more)
hits & misses

the big idea
Meet the influential investors that every Web 2.0 entrepreneur needs to know. (more)
the human factor
Smart and nice don't always go together. You just have to understand the trade-offs. (more)
the innovators
Nick Grouf is betting that advertising buys from the little guys can amount to big bucks. (more)
It's not just cramming more transistors onto a sliver of silicon. It's adding intelligent integration. (more)
what's cool
The business tools you can't work without (more)

New services promise to zip you through airport security. Are they for real? (more)
It'll be years before you can fill up on hydrogen at your local Gas N Go. But in the meantime, BMW is offering a luxurious V-12 preview of our carbon-free future. (more)
what's cool: stuff that makes the job less of a chore

what's next
By tracking every twitch of the eye, PreTesting can tell which TV ads really work. (more)
A radical new Boeing readies for its first test, carrying with it airlines' hopes for fuel-saving planes. (more)
Potatoes have replaced plastic in the disposable tableware market. (more)
Best Buy is getting rid of its time clocks--and wants to persuade you to get rid of yours too. (more)
Fake products are hot, and so are the Web's counterfeit detectors. (more)
An ambitious startup is trying to outdo Google's bots with thousands of human guides. (more)
About $300 billion is bet in office pools each year, but PicksPal will settle for a small piece of that action. (more)
Customer-filmed clips power a Yellow Pages for Generation YouTube. (more)
T-Mobile's 'dual-mode' phones work on both cellular and Wi-Fi. (more)
what's next: the top 10 products, ideas, and trends
Why are champagne corks popping in Silicon Valley? Because the tech IPO party is finally back in swing. (more)
what works
PayScale built a thriving business by showing curious workers how their pay stacks up. (more)
Headset makers have been stocking up on fashion talent, hoping Bluetooth's day would come. And now it has. (more)
CoreStreet picked an unusual strategy to build buzz for its emergency response gadget--and potential customers are hooked. (more)
A rebel movie producer in India looks to Hollywood for inspiration--not just for his films, but also for his business model. (more)
Betty Beauty finds a colorful niche with its products for 'the hair down there.' (more)
what works: the people and companies that get it
From Dogster to Google, Web companies are finding that mistakes can be shortcuts to success. (more)
Our annual rankings show another banner year for the businesses leading the tech revival. Here's who is out in front and how they got there. |more|
It's getting crowded on the Web 2.0 frontier, but we highlight the newcomers most likely to strike gold in 2007. |more|
See the video, test your Dumbest knowledge, and let us know what you think was the year's most boneheaded moves. |more|
The real estate slump could get worse before it gets better. Here are smart strategies for today's turbulent market. |more|
It just may be possible to have it all. Business 2.0's guide shows you how to live large now - and bankroll your future. |more|