Here’s our story in today’s Mercury News (free registration) about the excitement surrounding Web 2.0, and question of whether this is “Bubble 2.0.” The example of Meebo shows that some of the hot companies are indeed offering something real. However, comments from others suggest there’s a lot of froth too.

Also, see “related links” here (top right hand corner) for the other parts of our Venture Capital Survey, which lists of the local companies that received venture funding over the third quarter. You’ll have to buy the paper version today (not too late!) for all the graphs/tables.

UPDATE: Critic, below in comments, weighs in against Meebo. Anyone else care to say what they think of the company?