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The hype around Web services has been deafening. Equally, there have been plenty of critics awaiting Web services' march behind other over-hyped technologies into the graveyard of "The Next Big Thing That Wasn't." However, when you look at the number of enterprises that have rolled out successful Web services projects to solve real business problems in a relatively short period of time, it is increasingly hard to sound Web services' death knell. From Ford Credit using Web services to give car buyers and dealers real-time access to payment systems and loan application processing to Moody's KMV using Web services to extract and share bond ratings information with its top-tier financial services clients, industry leaders are enjoying tangible business benefits from Web services today. At Foundation Capital, we believe the time for Web services is now, and we've notic... (more)