The major technology web sites (java.sun.com, dev2dev, onjava ....) are not discussing WS extensivly these days. All are talking about Ajax and Rails.
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Those are developer web sites. Developers know by now how to create WS. AJAX, on the other hand, isn't widely used yet, so it makes sense for these sites to discuss it.
If you go to web sites geared towards CIOs and IT Mgmt., they are discussing large-scale WS projects, while AJAX is mentioned mostly as an up-and-coming technology. What's more, AJAX is about client to server communication; it won't have the same impact on enterprise architecture that SOA has.