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News Release: Following Sold-Out Event and Rave Reviews, Registration Opens for Web 2.0 Summit 2009

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by Jackie Hadley, Communications Associate  Dec. 18, 2008
Invitation Requests Now Being Accepted SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 18 — Web 2.0 Summit, which took place Nov. 5-7, 2008, focused on how the Web can help solve the world’s most pressing problems, creating interest that sold the event out for the fifth consecutive year. The theme “Web Meets World” explored how… read more

MSNBC.com: What nonprofits can learn from Obama's win

[MSNBC.com]
by Rick Bowmer  Nov. 11, 2008
There are big lessons for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs in President-elect Barack Obama's election-day victory - chiefly in how to attract supporters and raise high sums of money from mainstream citizens, nonprofit and marketing leaders say.... read more

ABC News: Is Microsoft Biting Its Own Hand with Windows Live?

[ABC News]
by Daniel Ionescu, PC World  Nov. 13, 2008
Well, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco gave the answer last week. Zuckerberg said at the summit that his company's top priority is growth and that they're not focused on revenue.... read more

Forbes.com: Mixed Messages From Yahoo!

[Forbes.com]
by Rachel Rosmarin  Nov. 10, 2008
Yahoo! executives didn't generate much digital ink at the Web 2.0 Summit this week, but not for lack of effort.... read more

Internetnews: Social Networks Not Ready for Business?

[Internetnews.com]
by David Needle  Nov. 25, 2008
Social networks like Facebook and MySpace have become enormously popular among consumers. But are businesses really prepared to embrace them?... read more

ZDNet: Web 2.0 Summit: Focus on solving problems, not overnight fortunes

[ZDNet]
by Sam Diaz   Nov. 05, 2008
In opening remarks at the Web 2.0 Summit 2008 in San Francisco, Tim O'Reilly took a moment to highlight the bright side of a stormy economic outlook.... read more

Ugotrade.com: Web Meets World: Participatory Culture and Sustainable Living

[Ugotrade.com]
by Tish Shute   Nov. 25, 2008
In a conversation with Tim O'Reilly and John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing) at Web 2.0 Summit 2008, Al Gore suggested that only the aggregate bandwidth of the internet could supply us with the kind of emotional intelligence we need to respond with appropriate urgency to the challenges of our times,… read more

,John Battelle: Really Guys. "Gossip Baiter"?

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by John Battelle  Nov. 24, 2008
Those who know me know I tend to prepare for my discussions with leaders onstage at Web 2. You may recall during my conversation with Mark Zuckerberg, I asked whether Facebook was going to buy Twitter.... read more

ReadWriteWeb: Is YouTube the Next Google?

[ReadWriteWeb]
by Alex Iskold   Nov. 18, 2008
During the Web 2.0 Summit recently, the Mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, pointed out that one of the reasons the world is no longer the same is YouTube. For better or worse, said Mr. Newsom, we are now always on the record. Every significant and insignificant conversation is being… read more

Social Computing Magazine: How to Survive and Thrive in Business Today with Web 2.0 - Part 1

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by Dion Hinchcliffe  Nov. 06, 2008
Two of the big themes clearly evident at this week's Web 2.0 Summit is 1) how to effect change successfully today and 2) how to deliver genuine, meaningful value in today's marketplace.... read more

BBC News: The Tech President's to do list

[BBC News]
by Maggie Shiels   Nov. 18, 2008
"He is the first real president who seems to understand technology and the needs of the industry," said Tim O'Reilly, the man credited with coining the term 'web 2.0' and who is generally regarded as one of the industry's visionaries.... read more

PC World: Hot New Startups Face Off At Web 2.0 Summit

[PC World]
by Mark Sullivan  Nov. 09, 2008
At the Web 2.0 Summit recently, the Launch Pad competition for web startups showcased brand new spins on the Web 2.0 concept.... read more

Mercurynews.com: Twitter and Current TV founders discuss the future of news at the Web 2.0 Summit

[mercurynews.com]
by Chris O'Brien  Nov. 11, 2008
I'm still digesting a lot of the sessions at last week's Web 2.0 Summit. If you weren't there, I highly recommend checking out some of the sessions which are archived here either for streaming for to download to your iPod.... read more

ReadWriteWeb: Weekly Wrapup: Web 2.0 Summit & Election Edition

[ReadWriteWeb]
by Richard MacManus   Nov. 08, 2008
This week the ReadWriteWeb team was in force at the Web 2.0 Summit, an annual event that covers the state of the Web industry.... read more

Ted Shelton: Web 2.0 Summit is a Success

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by Ted Shelton  Nov. 17, 2008
At the fifth annual Web 2.0 Summit, we'll endeavor to bring these groups together." They did and I was glad I was there for the event. I'll be a paying attendee again in 2009.... read more

Moya Watson: Web Meets Politics: Web 2.0 Summit's a Wrap

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by Moya Watson  Nov. 12, 2008
You could say that last week's Web 2.0 Summit lived handily up to its theme "Web Meets World."... read more

German Technology Review: Web 2.0 Summit: Alles im grunen Bereich

[German Technology Review]
by Steffan Heuer  Nov. 14, 2008
Nach vier fetten Jahren uberschwanglicher Grundereuphorie ubte sich der diesjahrige Gipfel der Web 2.0-Szene, die Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, in sozialvertraglicher Bescheidenheit.... read more

Bub.blicio.us: Web 2.0 Summit: Ron Conway on Advice for Startups

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by Alison McNeill  Nov. 14, 2008
Web 2.0 Summit: Ron Conway on Advice for Startups. November 14th, 2008. If you've got a startup in Silicon Valley, or anywhere for that matter, chances are that you've heard of Ron Conway. The so-called "Godfather of ... read more

Gary Zellerbach's Weblog: Web 2.0 Summit 2008, Day Three

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by Gary Zellerbach  Nov. 14, 2008
Web 2.0 Summit 2008, Day Three. (This post covers the last day of the three day conference. Also see: Day 1, Day 2.) The final day kicked off with a "web meets food" theme as Michael Pollan (noted author focusing on "the places where ... read more

Technoracle: Lance Armstrong at Web 2.0

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by D. Nickull  Nov. 14, 2008
Lance Armstrong at Web 2.0 Summit? While it would be hard to say which talks were the best, my high point was getting to personally meet up with Lance Armstrong. After watching him beat a battle with cancer, then proceed to win the Tour ... read more

rajivram.blogspot.com: Rajiv's View

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by Rajiv Ramaratnam  Nov. 16, 2008
Web 2.0 Summit 08: Kevin Kelly (Wired). It was 6257 days from the time Tim Bernes Lee made to the first web page. There was not enough days then to do all we have achieved today. It was supposed to be like TV but ended up unlike TV in ... read more

Makezine.com: 100% of electricity from renewable and non-carbon sources in 10 years

[Makezine.com]
by Eric J. Wilhelm  Nov. 08, 2008
In the best talk of the 2008 Web 2.0 Summit Al Gore called for president-elect Obama to make a man-on-the-moon-like pledge to generate 100% of the United States' electricity from renewable and non-carbon sources within 10 years.... read more

Ecogeek.org: Al Gore's Plan for Change

[ecogeek.org]
by Megan Treacy  Nov. 10, 2008
Al Gore has issued a lot of challenges to us in the last few years. In recent months, he's made speeches calling for us to go carbon neutral in 10 years.... read more

Ugotrade.com: Joining the Players of Web 2.0

[Ugotrade.com]
by Tish Shute   Nov. 13, 2008
A theme of Web 2.0 Summit was that even in the worst of times and in "this is the New, New, New Economy where $50,000, MySQL, Rails, PHP, WordPress, Twitter, and passion go a long, long way." ... read more

ReadWriteWeb: Has Current Solved the User Generated Advertising Mystery?

[ReadWriteWeb]
by Marshall Kirkpatrick   Nov. 06, 2008
At the Web 2.0 Summit today Current.tv co-founder Joel Hyatt told the audience that his video site and TV channel has landed multiple multi-million dollar advertising deals with giant companies, based on non-professional commercials created by fans.... read more

Federated Media Publishing: Web 2.0 Summit Trades Totes for Philanthropy

[Federated Media Publishin]
by Kim Kochaver  Nov. 14, 2008
Last week's Web 2.0 summit had a surprising and nice twist on this routine and gave attendees "Giving Cards" from Donors Choose instead of tchothkies. Featured here on the FM blog about a year ago, Donors Choose taps into technology to ... read more

SiteBoat: Summary of Web 2.0 Summit 2008

[SiteBoat]
by unknown  Nov. 13, 2008
Al Gore, Elon Musk, Marc Benioff, John Heilemann,Michael Goguen Michael Pollan and Mark Zuckerberg were some of the speakers from inside and outside of the Internet Industry.... read more

wordpress.com: In the Web 2.0 Summit: Website Marketing and Advertising

[wordpress.com]
by DJ Johanson  Nov. 14, 2008
Intel CEO Paul Otellini last Thursday at the Web 2.0 Summit, said Intel has joined a white-hot trend of corporate social networks. Otellini showed off its 'Enterprise 2.0' model of social networks, he said that Intel ... read more

SF Gate: John Doerr's advice for Obama

[SF Gate]
by Deborah Gage  Nov. 05, 2008
The alpha venture capitalist from Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers has been making the rounds of Silicon Valley conferences lately, repeating his tips for startups on how to survive the recession.... read more

EVworld.com: Shai Agassi at Web 2.0

[evworld.com]
by EV World  Nov. 13, 2008
John Battelle sits down with Shai Agassi at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco last week to candidly talk about his concept of building a vast network of electric car charging and battery swapping stations.... read more

Mycustomer.com: Web 2.0 Summit: Bursting the reality bubble

[mycustomer.com]
by Stuart Lauchlan  Nov. 12, 2008
Web 2.0 is a reality, but not necessarily the right kind of reality-or so the man widely credited with coming up with the phrase in the first place reckons as he called this week for the Web 2.0 phenomenon to get serious!... read more

Earth2tech.com: John Doerr: Green Is What's Growing in the Valley

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by Katie Fehrenbacher  Nov. 05, 2008
John Doerr, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers' high profile green venture capitalist, told attendees at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday that cleantech is what's growing in Silicon Valley.... read more

Boing Boing: Al Gore: The Climate for Change

[Boing Boing]
by Xeni Jardin  Nov. 09, 2008
In a New York Times op-ed today, Al Gore (or should we say, @al_gore) reprises some of the themes he spoke of at this week's Web 2.0 summit.... read more

ITWorld: Intel joined Goole fight against Apple plans to SNS

[itworld.com]
by John Smith  Nov. 13, 2008
In the Web 2.0 Summit, the world's largest manufacturer demonstrated corporate social networks and more personalized features of the Internet.... read more

BusinessWeek: Green Investing Is Tops in Silicon Valley

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by Katie Fehrenbacher  Nov. 12, 2008
At the Web. 2.0 Summit, the business of environmental technology trumps the Internet in interest and excitement.... read more

TechCrunchIT: Dan Farber on Yahoo, Sun, and Web 2.0 Summit

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by Steve Gillmor  Nov. 09, 2008
In the press room at the Web 2.0 Summit, News.com editor in chief Dan Farber covers Day 2 of the grand old conference, now in its fifth year. Tim O'Reilly and program chair John Battelle have steered the conference from its beginnings as the Peer to Peer and then Emerging… read more

TechCrunch: "360" Music Deals Become Mandatory As Labels Prepare For Free Music

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by Michael Arrington   Nov. 08, 2008
360 Music deals give labels their standard cut of CD and digital download sales, but also give them a percentage of event ticket profits, merchandise sales, endorsement deals and anything else that uses the artist's brand or music.... read more

CNet: Health care 2.0: Crowd-sourced solutions for tomorrow

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by Josh Lowensohn   Nov. 06, 2008
Three of medicine and technology's minds gathered together Thursday at O'Reilly's Web 2.0 Summit to discuss the state of the U.S. health care system, and where it's going in the next few years. The outlook: good-just give us a swab of your cheek and $400 for the test.... read more

NetworkWorld: Otellini: Web 2.0 opportunities exist despite economy

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by Juan Carlos Perez  Nov. 06, 2008
Plenty of business opportunities exist for entrepreneurs who focus their efforts on extending the application of Web 2.0 technologies for personal and workplace use, Intel CEO Paul Otellini said Thursday.... read more

Fastcompany.com: Web 2.0: Future of Video

[fastcompany.com]
by Lynne D. Johnson  Nov. 07, 2008
This morning, while at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, I decided to learn more about what those in the trenches have to say about the future of video so I attended a workshop that attempted to answer the question, "We just wanna' watch, or do we?"... read more

ReadWriteWeb: Al Gore: Web 2.0 Needs a Purpose

[ReadWriteWeb]
by Lidija Davis  Nov. 08, 2008
"The electrifying redemption of America's revolutionary declaration that all human beings are free and equal, would not have been possible without the additional empowerment of individuals to use knowledge as a source of power that has come with the Internet," Al Gore said during his speech at last week's Web… read more

LA Times: Al Gore is change candidate at Web 2.0 Summit

[LA Times]
by Jessica Guynn  Nov. 07, 2008
Conference organizers Tim O'Reilly and John Battelle set out this year to change the agenda in the technology world at the Web 2.0 Summit by refocusing Silicon Valley on how the Internet can solve tough problems.... read more

BusinessWeek: Tech Beat LIVE: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg at Web 2.0 Summit

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by Rob Hof  Nov. 06, 2008
Mark Zuckerberg, the still impossibly young CEO of social network phenom Facebook, is onstage at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, interviewed by conference leader John Battelle.... read more

Informationweek: Microsoft competitors Marc Benioff of Salesforce and Dave Girouard of Google sound off on Microsoft's Azure venture into the cloud.

[InformationWeek ]
by Thomas Claburn  Nov. 07, 2008
The introduction of major new products in the tech industry invariably elicits comments from competitors about how the announcement validates the market. ... read more

Internetevolution.com: Web 2.0 Summit: Slideshow!

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by Nicole Ferraro   Nov. 11, 2008
Internet Evolution took a trip to the Web 2.0 Summit last week in San Francisco where the theme "Web Meets World" was addressed by an impressive speaker list ranging from social media executives to VCs and Oscar-winning former VPs. (Well. Just one.)... read more

Internetnews: Al Gore Weighs in on Web 2.0

[Internetnews.com]
by David Needle  Nov. 10, 2008
Former Vice President Al Gore didn't invent the Internet, but he definitely has some thoughts on how it should evolve. Speaking at the wrap up session at the Web 2.0 Summit here Friday, Gore compared the Web to a new puppy that needs a purpose. ... read more

DuncanDavidson.com: Web 2.0 Summit 2008 in Two Minutes

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by James Duncan Davidson  Nov 11, 2008  Web 2.0 Summit just wrapped up last Friday, and what an event it was. We had a bevy of great speakers, including seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, the ever lucid Larry Lessig, and the Honorable Al Gore. Here's a quick two minute video of photographs from the event:

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Internetnews.com: Tech Execs Don't Sugarcoat Economic Woes

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by David Needle  Nov. 10, 2008
Tech execs gave a dour assessment of the near-erm impact of the faltering economy on the tech industry. "My sense is this is the deepest (economic downturn) I've seen in my lifetime," said Paul Otellini, CEO of Intel at the Web 2.0 Summit here last week.... read more

PCWorld: I Got Up In Al Gore's Face

[PC World]
by Mark Sullivan  Nov. 10, 2008
Then I asked my Big Question: "Mr. Gore if you're offered the job of Environment Czar in the Obama administration will you take it?"... read more

Techcrunchit.com: I want my iTV

[Techcrunchit.com]
by Steve Gillmor  Nov. 06, 2008
At the O'Reilly Web 2.0 Summit conference in San Francisco, a context switch from Web 2.0 to cloud computing is well under way. Wired's Kevin Kelly suggested a variation of the Semantic Web where pages give way to the data on the pages, with each of those chunks representing real… read more

CNet News: The future of the cloud

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by Dan Farber  Nov. 07, 2008
The cloud was omnipresent at the Web 2.0 Summit as industry executives discussed the migration from the client to millions of virtualized servers as the information pipe.... read more

EditorandPublisher.com: Report from the Web 2.0 Summit: Time to Make Big Bets

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by Maegan Carberry   Nov. 11, 2008
Fortuitously, I spent the latter part of post-election week with some of the country's leading thinkers and entrepreneurs discussing what role the internet will play in the future of our society at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco.... read more

Forbes.com: What Jerry Yang Needs To Run Yahoo!

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by Elizabeth Corcoran  Nov. 06, 2008
Jerry Yang has showed the world he has a strong stomach. But he'll need something else to pull Yahoo! out of its slump.... read more

Barron's: Facebook's Zuckerberg: We Don't Need More Money; No Near-Term IPO Plans; Staff Tops 700; They're Still Hiring

[Barrons.com]
by Eric Savitz  Nov. 06, 2008
That according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who spoke this afternoon at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. He's being interviewed by John Battelle. Here are some bullet points of some the other things he said; I will be updating along the way. ... read more

WhoisWho: "Do you think we're done yet?"

[Who is Who]
by Ulrike Reinhard  Nov. 09, 2008
If you showed up expecting a lineup of companies trying to be the next facebook, you'd quickly realized you'd come to the wrong place... read more

Wall Street Journal: Apple's iPhone Transforms into a Modem

[Wall Street Journal]
by Yukari Iwatani Kane  Nov 06, 2008  AT&T's head of the wireless and consumer markets division Ralph de la Vega said Thursday that the company was working on a new service that would let Apple iPhone owners use their devices as a modem for their laptop computers. He was responding to a question from the press at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco.... read more

Vator.tv: It's the real Lance Armstrong on Twitter!

[VatorNews]
by Meliza Solan  Nov. 06, 2008
But don't expect the cycling legend to follow you; he'll only follow those who Tweet for a cause... read more

eWeek Newsbreak: Web 2.0 Summit Coverage

[eWeek.com News]
by Ashley Daley  Nov. 10, 2008
The recent Web 2.0 summit was more like a boxing match, as CEO's and Presidents made jabs at their competition. Microsoft is planning a quiet patch Tuesday, only announcing 2 security bulletins. This month ties with January for the smallest Patch Tuesday release of 2008. However one of those bulletins… read more

SFGate: Al Gore, the Web 2.0 guru, and his happy week

[SF Gate]
by Verne Kopytoff  Nov. 07, 2008
Everyone knew what former Vice President Al Gore was talking about when he walked on stage today, shook his head and declared, "Some week."... read more

Vator.tv: Demand Media, profitable and still buying

[VatorNews]
by Bambi Francisco  Nov. 06, 2008
"We're concerned, but we're not going to slow down," said Richard, who is speaking at the Web 2.0 Summit on Friday morning.... read more

ABC News: The Medium is Still the Message

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by Lise Buyer  Nov. 11, 2008
Both Kennedy and Obama used new technology to unbalance 'Old-Guard Politicians'. Once again, the annual Web 2.0 Summit provided stimulating technology-oriented thinking... read more

InformationWeek: A Web 2.0 Summit For The Ages

[InformationWeek ]
by Fritz Nelson  Nov. 11, 2008
"Why didn't you take the $33 per share, Jerry?" John Battelle asked Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang 33 different ways at last week's Web 2.0 Summit until, on some level, you cringed for the poor bastard. Moments earlier, Battelle had introduced Yang as a man he'd known for a long time,… read more

Techpluto.com: Summing up "Web 2.0 Summit"

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by Prashant Sharma  Nov. 11, 2008
New York Magazine's John Heilemann lead a panel at the Web 2.0 Summit on "The Web and Politics." San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Arianna Huffington and Joe Trippi also joined the panel. The meat of the talk was Obama's digital ... read more

Emergic.org: My Web 2.0 Summit Talk

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by Rajesh Jain  Nov. 11, 2008
I think we really need a Web 2.0 Summit equivalent for India - getting together our best minds in a single forum over 2-3 days. Not like the conclaves organized by India Today and Hindustan Times, but one where the best thinkers ... read more

ABC News: Yahoo's Yang Says Microsoft Deal Still Best Option

[ABC News]
by Anupreeta Das   Nov. 06, 2008
After nearly a year spent seeking alternatives to Microsoft Corp's buyout offer, Yahoo Inc's Chief Executive Jerry Yang said he believes a deal between the two is still the best option for the beleaguered Internet company.... read more

BBC News: Web 2.0 or Web 2.No?

[BBC News]
by Maggie Shiels   Nov. 11, 2008
"For me, Web 2.0 is about the internet as platform and its power to harness collective intelligence," Mr O'Reilly told the BBC.... read more

The Huffington Post: Madagascar Earns $63.5 Million at Box Office

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by Shelly Palmer   Nov. 10, 2008
MySpace COO Amit Kapur announced at Web 2.0 Summit that MySpace is working on a payment platform for widget developers.... read more

Web-strategist.com: Thinking Bigger: Web 2.0 Summit Gives a Purpose

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by Jeremiah Owyang  Nov. 08, 2008
It's been a long time since I've been at a tech conference where we didn't fondle the hammer and actually focused on building the house. Actually choosing an objective to apply these tools to much bigger problems: cancer, health, politics, global warming, energy crises, and connecting the world.... read more

TheStreet.com: Yahoo! CEO Ready to Resume Microsoft Talks

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by Pia Sarkar  Nov. 06, 2008
Yahoo! CEO Jerry Yang said late Wednesday he's ready to return to the bargaining table with Microsoft... read more

NY Times: Al Gore and the Purpose-Driven Web

[NY Times]
by Claire Cain Miller  Nov. 07, 2008
Forget about swapping party pictures on Facebook and other "gee-whiz stuff," says former Vice President Al Gore. "Web 2.0 has to have a purpose." And since it's Al Gore, you know that purpose has got to be green.... read more

The Press Democrat: A subdued summit

[Press Democrat.com]
by Nathan Halverson  Nov. 07, 2008
Oh what a difference a year makes. Last year when Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco to talk about his wildly popular Web site Facebook, the excitement was palpable and the expectations high.... read more

I Speak of Dreams: In An Emergency, Will Twitter (and Other 2.0 Tools) Save Us?

[I Speak of Dreams]
by Liz Ditz  Nov. 10, 2008
Jesse Robbins refined his web chops at Amazon.com, eventually earning the title of "Master of Disaster". He was responsible for Website Availability for every property bearing the Amazon brand.... read more

SF Gate: Gore says Obama's election overwhelming

[SF Gate]
by Associated Press  Nov. 07, 2008
Former vice president Al Gore said Friday he was overwhelmed by Barack Obama's victory in the presidential election and credited the Internet for the campaign's success.... read more

CNet: Al Gore at Web 2.0 Summit

[CNET.com ]
by Zoe Slocum  Nov 10, 2008  

Closing the summit is former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, who famously went from losing the 2000 presidential election to winning an Academy Award for the global-warming documentary An Inconvenient Truth and a Nobel Peace Prize. He came to the Web 2.0 Summit to talk, at least in part, about Current Media, a Web video company he co-founded that partnered up with Web darlings Digg and Twitter to cover the election last week.

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bub.blicio.us: Al Gore on World 2.0 at Web 2.0 Summit

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by Brian Solis  Nov. 10, 2008
Al Gore closed the Web 2.0 Summit with a powerful, inspiring, and uniting keynote that earned two standing ovations and honorary residence in the hearts and minds of Silicon Valley's catalysts for innovation and change. ... read more

NY Times: Zuckerberg's Law of Information Sharing

[NY Times]
by Saul Hansell  Nov. 06, 2008
On stage at the Web 2.0 Summit on Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, was cheerfully unruffled.... read more

SF Gate: Is Facebook befriending investors? CEO won't say

[SF Gate]
by Associated Press  Nov. 06, 2008
Facebook Inc. doesn't need to befriend more investors to finance its rapid growth, but the popular online hangout hasn't ruled out the possibility of accepting another cash infusion of help pay the bills, its chief executive says.... read more

NY Times: How Obama's Internet Campaign Changed Politics

[NY Times]
by Claire Cain Miller  Nov. 07, 2008
One of the many ways that the election of Barack Obama as president has echoed that of John F. Kennedy is his use of a new medium that will forever change politics. For Mr. Kennedy, it was television. For Mr. Obama, it is the Internet.... read more

Information Week: Huffington, Newsom & Trippi: The Web & Politics

[InformationWeek ]
by Fritz Nelson  Nov 10, 2008  

Riding the tailwind of an historical election, Web 2.0 Summit set out to establish the Web as part of that history thanks to a dynamic, provocative panel that included Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post), Gavin Newsom (yeah, that one: Mayor of San Francisco), and Joe Trippi (political consultant).

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Venture Beat: Taking on Facebook: MySpace is working on its own virtual gift and payment systems

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by Dean Takahashi  Nov. 07, 2008
Heating up the battle among social networks, MySpace said today it will take on Facebook and others as it prepares to launch its system where users can pay real cash for virtual good.... read more

NY Times: Cheerful Gloom From Mary Meeker

[NY Times]
by Saul Hansell  Nov. 05, 2008
Nobody can show more in less time than Mary Meeker, the technology and Internet analyst at Morgan Stanley.... read more

CNET: Video: Al Gore electrifies Web 2.0 Summit

[CNET.com News]
by cnet.com  Nov. 08, 2008
Environmental activist and former Vice President Al Gore talks about the Internet, electricity, and the past presidential election at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco.... read more

Kara.allthingsd.com: The Video I Forgot to Post From the Web 2.0 Summit Last Week

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by Kara Swisher  Nov. 10, 2008
I blame post-election exhaustion for rendering me comatose after Tuesday, which is how this video I did at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco last week got stuck in my to-do-later pile. Well, it has been since fished out, ... read more

Ubergizmo: Web 2.0 Summit Wrap Up

[Ubergizmo]
by Elaine Fiolet   Nov. 10, 2008
This year Web 2.0 Summit was not all about the new Internet but more about how to save the planet, to be more politically conscious and more social. It was all about nonprofit organizations, charity, economic crisis ... read more

Everwas.com: Track Me Panel at Web 2.0 Summit

[Everwas.com]
by Ian Kennedy  Nov. 10, 2008
Brady Forrest of O'Reilly Media has been exploring these issues with the Where 2.0 conference and brought together four people at this year's Web 2.0 Summit to discuss the state of the technology. April Allderdice from MicroEnergy ... read more

Techcrunchit.com: Dan Farber on Yahoo, Sun, and Web 2.0 Summit

[techcrunchit.com]
by Steve Gillmor  Nov. 10, 2008
In the press room at the Web 2.0 Summit, News.com editor in chief Dan Farber covers Day 2 of the grand old conference, now in its fifth year. Tim O'Reilly and program chair John Battelle have steered the conference from its beginnings ... read more

Emergic.org: Web 2.0 Summit Takeaways

[Emergic.org]
by Rajesh Jain  Nov. 10, 2008
The theme for this year's event was "Web Meets World" so there were plenty of sessions on how ideas and technologies from the Web world can be used to transform other, large industries - the power grid, the food chain, the automotive ... read more

StevenClark.com: Elon Musk of Tesla at the Web 2.0 Summit

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by Steven Clark  Nov. 10, 2008
At Web 2.0 Summit 08 John Batelle of Fedarated Media Publishing interviewed Elon Musk of Tesla Motors about the awesome performance of the Tesla Roadster, and the business reasons behind their pricing at around US$100K ... read more

ReadWriteWeb: Weekly Wrapup: Web 2.0 Summit & Election Edition

[ReadWriteWeb.com]
by Richard MacManus  Nov. 08, 2008
This week the ReadWriteWeb team was in force at the Web 2.0 Summit, an annual event that covers the state of the Web industry. This year's theme was 'Web meets world'. ReadWriteWeb had exclusive access to video coverage of the event, ... read more

SocialMedia.biz: Web 2.0 Summit Day 3: Political roundtable, Al Gore

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by JD Lasica  Nov. 08, 2008
Web 2.0 Summit wrapped up its fifth annual tech conference with a bang this afternoon, with former Vice President (and former Next President of the United States) Al Gore giving a stirring talk. Above is one of several dozen photos I ... read more

CNet: Gore: An electrifying redemption, thanks to the Web

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by Caroline McCarthy  Nov. 08, 2008
The politician once ridiculed for an erroneous claim that he "invented the Internet" is welcomed onstage at the Web 2.0 Summit to a standing ovation.... read more

BoingBoing.net: Web 2.0 Summit Videos: Lessig, Kelly, Al Gore, many more

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by Xeni Jardin  Nov. 08, 2008
I'm typing this post from backstage at the 2008 Web 2.0 Summit where Rebecca McKinnon and Isaac Mao are delivering their presentations right now. Mr. Al Gore is standing a few feet away here, with Joel Hyatt, both co-founders of Current ... read more

ReadWriteWeb.com: Cloud Computing Panel at Web 2.0 Summit

[ReadWriteWeb]
by Frederic Lardinois  Nov. 07, 2008
Yesterday, an all-star panel at the TechWeb/O'Reilly's Web 2.0 Summit took a closer look at the implications of the current shift towards cloud computing and discussed the possible business models around it. The panel featured Adobe's ... read more

CNet: Electric cars of the future at the Web 2.0 Summit

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by Josh Lowensohn  Nov. 08, 2008
Two of today's greatest innovators in transportation and electricity consumption chatted at this year's Web 2.0 Summit. Find out what or if you'll be driving in 2014.... read more

Informationweek.com: Web 2.0 Summit: President Elect Obama Typifies World 2.0

[InformationWeek ]
by Thomas Claburn  Nov. 07, 2008
The Internet-empowered fund-raising and social networking of Sen. Obama's campaign may have helped advance the evolution of Web 2.0 as a concept, panelists suggest.... read more

The Industry Standard: Web 2.0 Summit: Al Gore on using the web to solve the climate crisis

[The Industry Standard.com]
by Anthony Ha  Nov. 07, 2008
Al Gore is about to take the stage as the final keynote speaker at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. The topic of his speech is billed as "What Now?" What does that actually mean? Your guess is as good as mine - I suppose we'll find out soon.… read more

CNet: Live blog: Al Gore at the Web 2.0 Summit

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by Josh Lowensohn   Nov. 08, 2008
Former Vice President and Presidential candidate Al Gore talks to attendees of this year's Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco.... read more

PCWorld.com: Facebook and Twitter: Growth Is Goal

[PC World]
by C.G. Lynch  Nov. 07, 2008
Despite the economic downturn, making money is not a concern for two of the biggest players in the Web 2.0 consumer market. During separate keynotes at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, executives from Twitter and Facebook said their companies aren't focused on creating a profitable business model anytime… read more

HamptonRoads.com: Yahoo's fate unclear as Google abandons ad deal

[HamptonRoads.com]
by Michael Liedtke  Nov. 07, 2008
"I feel there is a presumption that if we don't have the Google deal, we aren't going to do well in search. That is absolutely not true," Yang said Wednesday evening during a question-and-answer session at the Web 2.0 summit.... read more

NY Times: Web 2.0 Gets Big - and Corporate

[NY Times]
by Saul Hansell  Nov. 07, 2008
As the economy totters, it's easy to make fun of the concept of "Web 2.0" - the rallying cry of a generation of chipper start-ups spawned over the last few years with an unusual aversion to vowels.... read more

zdnet.co.uk: Intel chief: Recession can't halt innovation

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by Caroline McCarthy  Nov. 07, 2008
There is a light at the end of the financial tunnel, Intel president and chief executive Paul Otellini said onstage at the Web 2.0 Summit on Thursday morning.... read more

TechCrunch.com: Mary Meeker's View Of The World In 50 Slides

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by Erick Schonfeld  Nov. 06, 2008
Every year at the Web 2.0 Summit, Morgan Stanley Internet analyst Mary Meeker gives her view of the world, the Web, and the technology industry by quickly going through about 50 slides that illustrate the major trends she is tracking.... read more

Techpulse360.com: Social Networks and Web 2.0 Will Make Barack Obama The First 'Network' President; New Era of Politics On The Way

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by Mark Boslet   Nov. 07, 2008
Consider this: visitors to YouTube watched 14.5 million hours of video President-elect Barack Obama's campaign put on the site during his race for the White House.... read more

Internetnews.com: The Future of Music in the Web 2.0 Era

[Internetnews.com]
by Susan Kuchinskas  Nov. 07, 2008
CDs and even vinyl may never disappear, but their decline as music distribution systems doesn't mean that digital downloads are the key to record companies' survival either.... read more

Times Online: Start-up companies in Silicon Valley face harsh financial realities as venture capital disapppears

[Times Online]
by Mike Harvey  Nov. 07, 2008
Silicon Valley start-ups must grow up and start making some real money, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and company chiefs were told at the Web2.0 Summit this week.... read more

Wired.com: The Reason for the Obama Victory: It's the Internet, Stupid

[Wired.com]
by Betsy Schiffman  Nov 07, 2008  If President-elect Barack Obama had run in 2004, he would not have won the election, says HuffingtonPost founder and political pundit Arianna Huffington. That's partly due to the variety of web 2.0 technologies that were available to the Obama campaign that either weren't around or weren't used effectively during the last election-both in terms of fundraising and distribution of information.... read more

CNet: Live blog: Kevin Rose at Web 2.0 Summit

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by Rafe Needleman  Nov. 07, 2008
The founder of Digg is taking the stage for a brief talk at the conference.... read more

TechCrunch: LiveBlogging MySpace's Chris DeWolfe And Warner Music's Edgar Bronfman At Web2.0: Music, Music, Music (And Money)

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by Erick Schonfeld  Nov. 06, 2008
John Battelle starts things off by noting that MySpace Music continues to not have a CEO (they'll announce it shortly). DeWolfe says they'll make an announcement shortly-it isn't coming this evening.... read more

CNet: The Obama presidency: "It's the network, stupid."

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by Rafe Needleman  Nov 07, 2008  At a Web 2.0 Summit panel about politics, author John Heilemann discussed the just-ended campaign and upcoming presidency of Barack Obama with San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom, Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, and political strategist Joe Trippi.... read more

CNN Money.com: Intel chief gloomy on the economy

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by Yi-Wyn Yen  Nov. 06, 2008
Intel CEO Paul Otellini, who runs the world's largest semiconductor business, gave a sobering view of the economy to the Web 2.0 Summit crowd Thursday.... read more

CNet: Sad about the economy? Dream about the future

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by Caroline McCarthy   Nov. 07, 2008
The Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco is an annual gathering of digital thinkers and futurists. But when does talk of changing the world turn into impractical escapism?... read more

Treehugger.com: GoodGuide Proves Green is Priority with Top Prize at Web 2.0 Summit

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by Jaymi Heimbuch  Nov. 07, 2008
GoodGuide has already made its way onto our top lists for greening our shopping. But its newest prize proves that environmentally friendly shopping is a high enough priority to get some serious attention.... read more

CNet: Google and Microsoft executives trade jabs

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by Dan Farber  Nov. 07, 2008
Google's Vic Gundotra and Microsoft's David Treadwell have a brief exchange at the Web 2.0 Summit that shows how the two companies feel about each other.... read more

The Industry Standard: Facebook & Twitter: Making Money Takes Back Seat to Growth

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by C.G. Lynch  Nov 07, 2008  Despite the economic downturn, making money is not a concern for two of the biggest players in the Web 2.0 consumer market. During separate keynotes at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, executives from Twitter and Facebook said their companies aren't focused on creating a profitable business model anytime soon, telling the audience they were more interested in growing their respective sites and catering to end-users.... read more

eWeek Newsbreak: Video Coverage of Web 2.0 Summit

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by Ashley Daley  Nov. 10, 2008
The recent Web 2.0 summit was more like a boxing match, as CEO's and Presidents made jabs at their competition. Microsoft is planning a quiet patch Tuesday, only announcing 2 security bulletins. This month ties with January for the smallest Patch Tuesday release of 2008. However one of those bulletins… read more

Pc World: Hot New Startups Face Off at Web 2.0 Summit

[PC World]
by Mark Sullivan  Nov. 10, 2008
At the Web 2.0 Summit recently, the Launch Pad competition for web startups showcased brand new spins on the Web 2.0 concept.... read more

Venture Beat: Web 2.0 Summit: Al Gore on"What Now?"

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by Anthony Ha  Nov. 08, 2008
Al Gore is about to take the stage as the final keynote speaker at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. The topic of his speech is billed as "What Now?" What does that actually mean? Your guess is as good as mine... read more

CNet: The future of the cloud

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by Dan Farber  Nov. 07, 2008
The cloud was omnipresent at the Web 2.0 Summit as industry executives discussed the migration from the client to millions of virtualized servers as the information pipe.... read more

InformationWeek: Web 2.0 Summit: HP, Cisco Chime In On Cloud Strategies

[InformationWeek ]
by Thomas Claburn  Nov. 07, 2008
While some companies like Amazon have characterized cloud infrastructure as a low-margin business, HP sees infrastructure-as-a-service as "a big opportunity."... read more

CNet: Web 2.0 Summit videos: Zuckerberg, Benioff, de la Vega

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by Jonathan Skillings  Nov. 07, 2008
Day 2 of the event featured talks from Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, AT&T"s Ralph de la Vega, Salesforce.com"s Marc Benioff, and others.... read more

Informationweek: Cloud Storm at Web 2.0

[InformationWeek ]
by Fritz Nelson  Nov. 07, 2008
At the Web 2.0 Summit here in San Francisco, executives from Salesforce.com, Google, Adobe and VMWare attempted to take the cloud discussion beyond the typical "compute-in-cloud" model, and into some uncomfortable and ambitious places.... read more

InformationWeek: Web 2.0 Summit: Cloud Computing Smackdown

[InformationWeek ]
by Thomas Claburn  Nov. 07, 2008
Microsoft competitors Marc Benioff of Salesforce and Dave Girouard of Google sound off on Microsoft's Azure venture into the cloud.... read more

News Release: GoodGuide, Inc. Announced as Web 2.0 Summit's Launch Pad Winner

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by TechWeb  Nov 07, 2008  SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7 - TechWeb and O'Reilly Media, Inc., co-producers of the annual Web 2.0 Summit, today announced the "Best in Show" winner of Launch Pad, a unique public forum designed to uncover the most promising Web startups. GoodGuide, Inc. was chosen as the audience's top choice for best pitch presentation via a real-time SMS voting system, provided by Mozes, on Thursday, November 6 during Web 2.0 Summit at the Palace Hotel. The theme for this fourth edition of Launch Pad was Web Meets World. Each company selected to participate in the Launch Pad program exemplifies how to use the Web as a platform to connect the Web's culture with the real world and address the world's need for change. Six companies participated in the Launch Pad competition and prepared an on-stage presentation for audience members and judges, who then cast their vote in real-time. Participating companies include: Carbonetworks Corporation, GoodGuide, Inc., EveryScape, Inc., Predictify, Inc., Qik, and Sungevity.... read more

InfoWorld News: Salesforce.com and Google execs blast Oracle, SAP, MS

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by Juan Carlos Perez  Nov. 07, 2008
Salesforce.com and Google executives had fighting words for rivals Oracle, SAP and Microsoft, saying those vendors are late to the Web-hosted software party and will pay the price for it.... read more

Techcrunch.com: GoodGuide Takes Top Prize at Web 2.0 Summit Launchpad

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by Jason Kincaid  Nov. 07, 2008
One of the featured events at this week's Web 2.0 Summit was the Launchpad, a showcase of six companies that were each given 5 minutes to pitch a room full of VC's, entrepreneurs, and other notables in the tech industry. ... read more

CNet: Web 2.0 Summit 2008

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by All CNet coverage of Web 2.0 Summit  Nov. 05, 2008
The conference this year promises to transcend Web apps and to focus on how such tech can be used to deal with world problems.... read more

CNet: Warner's Bronfman, MySpace's DeWolfe talk music

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by Caroline McCarthy  Nov. 07, 2008
They were chatty, but in the Web 2.0 summit panel the two still wouldn't say who's been chosen as the CEO of MySpace Music or even if they see Apple's iTunes as competitive.... read more

eWeek: Google, Salesforce.com Execs Chide Oracle, Microsoft on Cloud Computing

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by Clint Boulton  Nov. 07, 2008
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff digs Oracle and Microsoft, while Google Enterprise President Dave Girouard says Google Apps will be better tasting fruit than Microsoft Office Web at a cloud computing panel at Web 2.0 Summit. Those jibes overshadowed other comments, such as the fact the cloud computing stacks are still… read more

CNet: Live blog: Rapid-fire product launches at Web 2.0 Summit

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by Rafe Needleman  Nov. 06, 2008
Tune in to the Launch Pad, where Web 2.0 execs pitch their companies as fast as they can.... read more

CNet: Zuckerberg: Sometimes Facebook goes through "painful changes"

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by Caroline McCarthy  Nov. 06, 2008
Openness is their ultimate goal, the young CEO said at the Web 2.0 Summit, but he doesn't think it's an ideal starting point.... read more

InfoWorld: AT&T says iPhone 3G tethering coming 'soon'

[InfoWorld News]
by Dan Moren  Nov. 06, 2008
>Using the iPhone as a wireless modem to share Internet access with a laptop has been off limits to owners of the device so far. But Thursday, AT&T Wireless CEO Ralph de la Vega... read more

ReadWriteWeb: Yahoo's Jerry Yang at O'Reilly's Web 2.0 Summit

[ReadWriteWeb]
by Frederic Lardinois  Nov. 06, 2008
Last night, at O'Reilly's Web 2.0 Summit, John Battelle interviewed Yahoo's CEO Jerry Yang and asked him about Microsoft's takeover bid, Google's decision to pull out of its advertising deal with Yahoo, and the persistent rumors of a ... read more

InformationWeek: Google Do-Gooder: Brilliant

[InformationWeek ]
by Fritz Nelson  Nov 06, 2008  

Dr. Larry Brilliant, today's first speaker at the annual Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, has marked a turn in the tone of this seminal conference. Brilliant, a long-time philanthropist who has spent his life helping fight disease around the world, is the executive director of Google.Org, the search giant's attempt to make a difference in the world, and he opened the main stage conversations and “high order bits,” with John Battelle and Tim O'Reilly.

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CNet: Live blog: Mark Zuckerberg at Web 2.0 Summit

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by Rafe Needleman  Nov. 06, 2008
Facebook founder on the record in real time Thursday afternoon at the annual San Francisco confab.... read more

eWeek: Google Web Spam Cop Matt Cutts Talks Hacker Defense at Web 2.0 Summit

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by Clint Boulton  Nov. 06, 2008
Google's Matt Cutts shows how site administrators can ward off malicious intruders that aim to stunt the growth of or profit from social networks and other Web 2.0 services.... read more

eWeek: Intel CEO Touts Collaboration, Mobile Translation Device at Web 2.0 Show

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by Clint Boulton  Nov. 06, 2008
In demonstrations, Intel CEO Paul Otellini regales the Web 2.0 Summit audience with Intel's vision of enterprise social networking and shows a mobile device that runs language translation software. The future looks for application development experts who write messaging and collaboration applications for the enterprise.... read more

InformationWeek: Web 2.0 Summit: Intel Shows Off Secret Mobile Device

[InformationWeek ]
by Thomas Claburn  Nov. 06, 2008
Larger than an iPhone and smaller than an ultramobile PC, Intel's device could perform real-time image-to-text optical character recognition and translation from Chinese to English.... read more

CNet: Paul Otellini and his magical mystery gadget

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by Caroline McCarthy  Nov. 06, 2008
At the Web 2.0 Summit, the Intel president and CEO showed off a number of new internal prototypes and said that regardless of economic climate, a relentless pursuit of innovation is critical to the tech industry.... read more

InformationWeek: Web 2.0 Summit: VCs Cheer iPhone Development

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by Thomas Claburn  Nov. 06, 2008
Considering that 74% of mobile Web traffic comes from the 15 to 20 million devices running the iPhone OS, tech experts are still wild about opportunities created by the iPhone.... read more

Information Week: What's Lance Armstrong Got To Do With It

[InformationWeek ]
by Fritz Nelson  Nov 06, 2008  

As part of the continuing theme of do-good at Web 2.0 Summit 2008, Lance Armstrong, unretired cyclist-cum-philanthropist extraordinaire took the main stage as the dinner keynote. This was the only appearance he agreed to honor after announcing his cycling comeback and his visit was much anticipated. It didn't disappoint.

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eWeek: IBM, Cisco Whip Up Video Surveillance Mashup in 8 Hours

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by Clint Boulton  Nov. 06, 2008
IBM and Cisco got together a month ago to discuss how they might work on an enterprise application mashup together. The result? In this application development experiment, Cisco used IBM's Mashup Center to make its video surveillance technologies actionable for workers in the physical security market. Security personnel can manipulate… read more

InfoWorld: Nine Web 2.0 startups beating the odds in down economy

[InfoWorld News]
by C.G. Lynch  Nov. 06, 2008
As the economy struggles, the ability to receive funding for an idea and turn it into a successful startup company will become increasingly difficult. But at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco today, nine companies explained how they got their companies off the ground with initial funds of $50,000… read more

eWeek: Yahoo's Yang Says Microsoft Deal Still Best Option

[eWeek.com News]
by Reuters  Nov. 06, 2008
Microsoft had offered to buy Yahoo's search business after withdrawing an offer for the whole company in May.... read more

InfoWorld: Web startups must up their game in tough economy

[InfoWorld News]
by Juan Carlos Perez  Nov. 06, 2008
Web entrepreneurs shouldn't be spooked by the economic downturn and its accompanying tightening of venture capital and slower growth of advertising revenue.... read more

InfoWorld: Yang to Ballmer: Microsoft should buy Yahoo

[InfoWorld News]
by Juan Carlos Perez  Nov. 06, 2008
Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang has a message for his Microsoft counterpart Steve Ballmer: Microsoft should buy Yahoo, and Ballmer only has to say the word and Yang will be sitting at the negotiating table.... read more

ReadWriteWeb: Video Coverage of Web 2.0 Summit

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by Richard MacManus  Nov. 06, 2008
Thanks to our partners at TechWeb, co-hosts of the Web 2.0 Summit along with O'Reilly Media, ReadWriteWeb is pleased to present ongoing video coverage of the event. You can select various sessions in the widget below. ... read more

Wired: Web 2.0 Summit: The Jerry Yang Show

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by Betsy Schiffman  Nov. 06, 2008
"Jerry Yang has had a tough nine months," said veteran tech journalist John Battelle, in his introduction of the weary Yahoo CEO in a keynote discussion at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. Under pretty awkward circumstances -- on ... read more

Venture Beat: eb 2.0 Summit: Jerry Yang says "It's been a pretty amazing year"

[Venture Beat]
by Dean Takahashi  Nov. 06, 2008
Five people called John Battelle today to ask him if Jerry Yang, the embattled chief executive of Yahoo, would show up for his appointed appearance at the Web 2.0 Summit. Well, Jerry is here. Battelle says that Yang doesn't walk away ... read more

eWeek: Minus Succor from Google, Yahoo Is Still Open to a Deal with Microsoft

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by Clint Boulton  Nov. 06, 2008
Under fire since failing to come to terms with Microsoft on an acquisition for Yahoo, Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang braves the crowd at Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. Among other things, Yang said he'd still strike a deal with Microsoft, though one is not pending; Google bailed; and the… read more

Venture Beat: Web 2.0 Summit: a conversation with venture capitalist John Doerr

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by Dean Takahashi  Nov. 06, 2008
Journalist John Heileman is interviewing John Doerr on stage at the Web 2.0 Summit. His first question: Who should Barack Obama name as chief technology officer for the US government? Doerr said there are three big problems: energy, ... read more

CNet: Web 2.0 Summit: Investing in the future

[CNet]
by Dan Farber  Nov. 05, 2008
In the spirit of the new era in American history, philanthropy, rather than business models and Facebook, was the first topic of discussion at the Web 2.0 Summit.... read more

eWeek: Market Opportunities for Apple's iPhone

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by Clint Boulton  Nov. 06, 2008
Apple's iPhone was the hot topic during a session at the Web 2.0 Summit here today. The 451 Group's Raven Zachary and other panelists discussed the market potential for the smart phone in the mobile and wireless sector. Can Google, Nokia Microsoft and RIM catch up? Here are some compelling… read more

ReadWriteWeb: Mary Meeker at Web 2.0 Summit: There is Hope

[ReadWriteWeb]
by Richard MacManus  Nov. 05, 2008
One of our favorite parts of the annual Web 2.0 Summit is Mary Meeker's rapid fire data deluge about the Internet economy. You can view her PDF slides here. She started off by discussing the recession, which she said was "a long time ... read more

Emergic.org: Web 2.0 Summit Presentation and Talk

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by Rajesh Jain  Nov. 05, 2008
Here is the presentation. Rajesh's Web 2.0 Summit Presentation. View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. Here is the talk that I had prepared. Emergic: Made in India, Made for the World.... read more

billionswithzeroknowledge.com: Mary Meeker's Techtrends from Web 2.0 Summit

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by Austin Hill  Nov. 05, 2008
Every year at Web 2.0 Summit, Mark Meeker presents the Morgan Stanley state of the Tech Industry research. Given the incredible changes we are seeing the general economy with a recession having started, uncertain growth prospects and ... read more

InformationWeek: Web 2.0 Summit: Google, Wikipedia's Tips On Thwarting Spam Abuse

[InformationWeek ]
by Thomas Claburn  Nov. 05, 2008
Panelists suggest using spam filtering services, "no follow" links, CAPTCHAs, patching religiously, and possibly even charging money to deter spammer registrations.... read more

eWeek: Did We Mention the Apple iPhone Market Opportunity Is Big?

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by Clint Boulton  Nov. 05, 2008
The Apple iPhone has taken the consumer world by force, leading to a number of growth opportunities for application developers. The 451 Group's Raven Zachary, who has been tracking the smart phone's progress since it launched in 2007, leads a presentation on what factors are driving iPhone growth at the… read more

search-engine-war.co.uk: Web 2.0 Summit - Day 1

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by Teddie  Nov. 05, 2008
Web2.0-summit-2008-lunch The obligatory 'over lunch' session with Jonah, Steve Huffman, Matt Cutts and me - toally off the record but very interesting. World 2.0 Myths and Reality About growth outside of Western Europe and the US. ... read more

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