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RIchard MacManus supports the “Web Meets World” Auction by offering free passes for the best auction item ideas:
This year the Web 2.0 Summit conference (5-7 Nov) is hosting an auction to benefit a few innovative organizations that are solving big problems.
To show our support for this initiative, ReadWriteWeb is running a competition in this post.read more
Arianna Huffington, Marc Benioff and Tim O’Reilly Kickoff Keynote Lineup; Event Registration Now Open
SAN FRANCISCO–TechWeb (formerly CMP) and O’Reilly Media, Inc., co-producers of Web 2.0 Expo, announce some of the keynote speakers for this inaugural East Coast event. Web 2.0 Expo New York will convene the brightest minds of the next-generation Web to celebrate the power, size and innovation of the industry on the East Coast. Web 2.0 Expo New York happens September 16-19, 2008 in the Javits Convention Center.
Registration is now open at:
Since its dramatic launch in 2007 in San Francisco, Web 2.0 Expo has grown in double digit percentages and expanded to include events in Tokyo and Europe, in addition to the upcoming New York show. The Expo makes the principles and practices of Web 2.0 accessible to a broad and influential audience and has acted as the platform for major exhibitor announcements and launches. The New York event is poised to take advantage of the growing demand for education and networking in the Web 2.0 world, and will highlight the tremendous innovation occurring on the East Coast.
“There’s a thriving Web community on the East Coast, interwoven with the financial, advertising, and consulting industries in New York,” said Jennifer Pahlka, co-chair of Web 2.0 Expo. “Web 2.0 Expo New York is driven by and built for that community—the developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and other Web professionals who are realizing the promise of Web 2.0 in the center of world commerce.”
Speakers in the spotlight at this year’s conference include:
Jay Adelson with digg was suckered out of the world of film and broadcasting into helping kick-start the Internet industry in 1993. Since then, he has helped engineer Netcom, the first ISP in the United States, worked at DEC research lab in Palo Alto to build the secret back-end of the Internet, and founded the billion-dollar Equinix.
Marc Benioff is chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. He founded the company in 1999 with a vision to create an on-demand information management service that would replace traditional enterprise software technology.
Arianna Huffington is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of eleven books. She is also co-host of “Left, Right & Center,” public radio’s popular political roundtable program.
Dan Lyons is a senior editor at Forbes and the author of the The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs. Dan joined Forbes in 1998 and wrote for various computer trade publications including CRN and VARBUSINESS before that. He’s been a journalist for 25 years.
Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc., thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. Tim’s blog, the O’Reilly Radar #8220;watches the alpha geeks” to determine emerging technology trends and serves as a platform for advocacy about issues of importance to the technical community.
Clay Shirky divides his time between consulting, teaching, and writing on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies. His consulting practice is focused on the rise of decentralized technologies such as peer-to-peer, web services, and wireless networks that provide alternatives to the wired client/server infrastructure that characterizes the Web.
Gary Vaynerchuk has captured national attention as a businessman and Internet celebrity. Gary’s fame can be attributed to his pioneering, multi-faceted approach to personal branding and business building, currently with winelibrary.tv.
Fred Wilson works with Union Square Ventures and began his career in venture capital in 1987. He has focused exclusively on information technology investments for the past 17 years.
Web 2.0 Expo New York proudly features leading women, with over 40 percent of the keynote lineup being female. In addition to Arianna Huffington, the Web 2.0 keynote stage welcomes Maria Thomas, COO of Etsy, Deborah Schultz, and Irene Greif of IBM, among many other female speakers at the event.
A forum for creativity, engineering, and innovation, Web 2.0 Expo New York includes a multi-track conference, workshops, an “unconference” program called Web2Open, a major tradeshow, and many networking events. Web 2.0 Expo welcomes industry leaders who are participating and exhibiting in this year’s show including Diamond sponsors Microsoft and Salesforce.com;
Platinum sponsor eBay; Gold sponsors Amazon Web Services, curl, Force10, Intuit QuickBase, ONEsite, OpSource and Sun Microsystems; Silver sponsors Acquia, Awareness, BlueArc, Coradiant, Dixero, Jive, Kapow, Lithium, Panther, SynthaSite, Industry Live and WebAsyst.
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Nicole Ferraro reported on conference highlights:
Vysr Beats Yahoo to the Punch With RoamAbout
What’s Next for Social Platforms?
Tim O’Reilly: Web 2.0 Is Not Over
Yahoo: Social Is Dimension, Not Destination
MySpace Talks Apps & Facebook (But Not Yahoo)
Fake Steve Jobs Invades Web 2.0 Expo
Searching for the Next Search Engine
Slideshow: Web 2.0 Expo
Mathieu Ramage shares his take on the conference for French readers.read more
Caroline McCarthy contrasts the revelry of Web Expo parties with the more cautious tone of the conference itself in this post:
The economic attitude of the Web 2.0 Expo hangs in an awkward limbo: The tech industry relies on innovation, but no one can deny that these economic times demand caution. What’s a geek to do?
Mitch Wagner, on FriendFeed:
So I took a break from Web 2.0 Expo to get some alone time with my laptop and FriendFeed. Yes, I am aware of the irony: I have traveled all this way to a conference saturated with social networks, and I left the conference to connect with a social network.
Yardena Arar highlights the coolest startups, innovators and exhibitors on the Expo show floor:
The Web 2.0 Expo at San Francisco’s Moscone Center West, which wraps up today, doesn’t take up a huge amount of space: Startups predominate, and most don’t have money for big flashy booths. But there’s more cool new technology per square foot here than at many big trade shows.
Leslie Katz rounds up the highlights, launches and green innovation at Web Expo.
It was all Web apps, all the time in San Francisco this week, as some of the Internet’s most prominent movers and shakers gathered for the giant Web 2.0 Expo.
“The economic attitude of the Web 2.0 Expo hangs in an awkward limbo: The tech industry relies on innovation, but no one can deny that these economic times demand caution. What’s a geek to do?” writes CNet News.com’s Caroline McCarthy in this article on the economy, Web 2.0 & Web 2.0 Expo.read more
George Shirk writes, “Among the various engines driving the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco - and arguably it is the biggest engine - is the attention on all things mobile.”
Indeed, on Thursday the conference featured a number of “focus tracks” specifically dealing with mobile. Developers and content specialists crowded in, hoping for clues as to what “Mobile 2.0” will look like.
Over on the Bay Area’s News Station, Brian Shields was very busy at Web 2.0 Expo, shooting over 17 interviews, including this overview with Jen Pahlka:
Everyday new applications and ideas come out that expand the way we’re all able to use the Internet. KRON4.com is giving you a peek inside the future of the web courtesy of some of the innovators and visionaries who attended the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco in April, 2008. Watch the videos, follow the links, and share your thoughts on the Internet’s Next Big Thing.
Check out video of Jennifer Pahlka, General Manager and co-chair of the Web 2.0 Expo and TechWeb, who sat down with Liane to talk about the community-driven content and events.
Liane also spoke with TechWeb’s VP of Marketing, Stacy O’Connell about the active community that is Web 2.0 Expo.read more
Ari Balogh, CTO at Yahoo! just offered a preview at Web 2.0 Expo of a very new kind of Yahoo!. One that invites developers to take advantage of our huge scale to write applications that build on our existing properties (think Mail, Sports, Search, our front page, mobile, My Yahoo!, etc.), tap into millions of loyal users, and make Internet experience more relevant and useful.read more
Read Eric Auchard’s article on Yahoo’s plan to expand data sharing and networking among its estimated 500 million monthly users.
“We are not building another social network,” Chief Technology Officer Ari Balogh told more than 1,000 attendees at the Web 2.0 Expo conference in San Francisco on Thursday. “We are building social into everything we do.”
Daniel Terdiman contributes this article on the entertaining and irreverent Fake Steve Jobs:
In a frenetic keynote address Friday morning at the Web 2.0 Expo here, Fake Steve–otherwise known as Forbes writer Dan Lyons–gave his unique take on the world of technology, the people who drive it, and the future of media.read more
Jon Leland has some great things to say about this year’s event:
This spring’s SF show attracted about 8,500 web-savvy geeks and associates and I was impressed with the consciousness of both the collaborative conference editorial orientation as well as the folks in attendance.
At the Web 2.0 Expo, the company unveils its new software-plus-service platform,” writes Darryl K. Taft.read more
“Yahoo reveals new strategy of letting outside developers mix search results with other sites,” writes Nathan Halverson.
The Internet is increasingly controlled by its users, and not its designers.
That shift was evident Thursday at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, a three-day conference co-produced by Sebastopol-based O’Reilly Media.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ –CMP and O’Reilly Media, Inc., co-producers of the annual Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco and Web 2.0 Summit, today jointly announced the launch of Web 2.0 Expo New York. The Web 2.0 Expo brand was introduced last April in San Francisco and received an overwhelmingly positive reception, with double the expected attendance and dozens of major announcements. The New York event is poised to take advantage of the demand for education and networking in the Web 2.0 world, and will highlight the many innovative companies and individuals on the East Coast, as well as welcome visitors from around the world.
Shannon Clark comments that Web 2.0 Expo might not deliver the “business emphasis and focus” she was looking for, but makes up for this when it comes to in-depth technical expertise and innovation.
As an entrepreneur my advice to anyone attending the show would be to take it slow. To indeed take a walk through the exhibit hall and see the booths, see how potential partners and competitors present themselves. But then to find a good spot at one of the many table filled seating areas, announce your location via twitter, then settle in for a few hours of lobbyconning (sitting still and letting people come to you to stop, meet, and reconnect).
Juan Carlos Perez of IDG News Service covers news from Yahoo! revealed at the show:
Yahoo is swinging the doors of its Web platforms wide open to let outside developers create applications across its network of sites, as well as radically stitching together its online services under the social profile concept….”It is rewiring Yahoo from the inside out, across all of our properties, to fundamentally open up those Web services and provide a consistent development model, a consistent deployment and consumer experience as well,” said Ari Balogh, Yahoo’s chief technology officer, during a keynote at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco on Thursday.