A web mashup is a web page or application that combines data from two or more external online sources, you can find loads of mashup services in the web2.0 business. However, an interesting point is that many of you, including me, never asked ourselves one question: where this jargon, mashup originally comes from. According to the Wikipedia, the mashup was first used in the context of music. It says that the Mashup music is a musical genre which, in its purest form, consists of the combination of the music from one song with the a cappella from another.

So we have mashup web and mashup music, should we do something to mash the web and music up? It sounds like a nature thinking, but in surprise there are not many such Mashup services existing.

Neo Yuan, founder of 8box.com, one of quite popular online music sites definitely understands this better than us. Two mashup services have been launched early this week on 8box, one is named Look-Around which combines the 8box Music service with Google Map, and the other with Mini blog service.

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Dr. Gang Lu - Founder of TechNode. He's a Blogger, a Geek, a PhD and a Speaker, with passion in Tech, Internet and R'N'R.