Web 2.0 Summit News and Coverage

In the App Economy, Newspapers are Apps

[The Huffington Post]
by Maya Baratz   Jan. 26, 2010
In this past fall's Web 2.0 Summit conference, Mark Pincus, CEO of social gaming startup Zynga, declared Web 3.0 the "app economy" - a web in which people use apps to consume and share things, the way we do using Facebook and the iPhone... read more

O'Brien: The Influencers of Silicon Valley

[San Jose Mercury News]
by Chris O'Brien  Dec. 13, 2009
Based in Sebastopol, his O'Reilly Media is one of the largest and most respected publishers of technology books. And for me, his conferences are can't-miss events that establish an agenda for what the valley's innovators are - or should be - thinking about. Those include the Web 2.0 Summit... read more

2009 Web 2.0 Summit Coverage from KRON 4.com

[KRON.com]
Nov. 09, 2009
Check out all the great video coverage from KRON 4 at this year's Web 2.0 Summit... read more

Mobile Computing Getting 'Bigger and Bigger'

[MarketingVox.com]
Oct. 27, 2009
New projections from Morgan Stanley introduced at last week's Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco surprised the tech community with bullish assumptions about mobile computing's growing adoption - or rather, future dominance... read more

Top 6 From Web 2.0 Summit [Video] - A Must Watch

[TechDusts.com]
by Mayank Agarwal  Oct. 25, 2009
Web 2.0 Summit was loaded with a lot of great stuff. For all the guys who weren't lucky enough to attend it go through these videos... read more

WebWatchers, Joe Wikert: at Web 2.0 Summit

[WGNTV.com]
Oct. 21, 2009
Hear the phone interview with Joe Wikert from Web 2.0 Summit... read more

Tim Armstrong's Secret Project Is To Turn AOL Into A Low-Cost Content Machine

[TechCrunch.com]
by Erick Schonfeld  Oct. 24, 2009
A couple days ago at the Web 2.0 Summit, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong caused a little bit of a stir when he hinted that AOL is working on a "secret" technology project. When pressed for details on what exactly it is, he was vague... read more

The Web's Creator Tweets

[PC World]
by Harry McCracken  Oct. 24, 2009
He's as important a pioneer as Johannes Gutenberg or Alexander Graham Bell - except that he's alive, well, and very much deeply involved in determining the future of the medium he created... read more

Video Of Google's Sergey Brin At Web 2.0

[searchengineland.com]
by Barry Schwartz   Oct. 26, 2009
Google's co-founder, Sergey Brin, made a surprise visit at the Web 2.0 Summit last week. The video of his 18 minute interview with John Battelle is now available on YouTube. Here it is... read more

Google Social Search is live! Try it now

[TheNextWeb.com]
by Martin Bryant  Oct. 26, 2009
Google announced that it was working on this Social Search feature at the Web 2.0 Summit last week, and not a week later the product is available to try... read more

Slideshow: Web 2.0 Summit 2009

[Internet Evolution ]
by Nicole Ferraro  Oct. 27, 2009
Check out the Web 2.0 Summit in slides for photos of Tim Berners-Lee, Sergey Brin, Evan Williams, Jeff Immelt, Aneesh Chopra, and more... read more

Twitter Users Most Followed by the Web 2.0 Summit Crowd - O'Reilly ...

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Ben Lorica  Oct. 28, 2009
I took the set of users† who posted tweets containing the hashtag #w2s and determined who those users followed. Unlike the list of the most followed users in all of Twitter, the list isn't dominated by celebrities... read more

First Look: Google Social Search

[Computerworld News]
by JR Raphael  Oct. 26, 2009
Google is pouring personalized social data into search results with its new Google Social Search, launching in experimental mode today. Google Social Search, announced at last week's Web 2.0 Summit, adds content from your friends right into your Google searches... read more

Wowd, Kosmix Aim to Claim Corners of Google's Search Sandbox

[eWeek.com News]
by Clint Boulton  Oct. 26, 2009
Even as the giants Google, Microsoft Bing made bold search engine moves at the Web 2.0 Summit last week, startups quietly made news of their own. Wowd joined the real-time search ranks, while deep search engine Kosmix bought search startup Cruxlux. Wowd anonymously nominates public Web pages for inclusion in… read more

Aardvark Featured at the Web 2.0 Summit

[vark.com]
by Rob, Assistant Curator of Birds  Oct. 24, 2009
Aardvark Featured at the Web 2.0 Summit. By Rob, Assistant Curator of Birds | Published: October 23, 2009. This past Wednesday, at the Web2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Social Search was the hot topic... read more

(Re)Gaming The System

[Forbes.com]
by Quentin Hardy  Oct. 23, 2009
The Web 2.0 conference, held this week in San Francisco, is always a place for big thoughts and pretty decent predictions. Like all such events, there is lots of "news," in the form of product announcements and corporate alliances that companies save up to release with maximum publicity in front… read more

Lots Of Ways To Make Money, But 97% Not Focused On It Today

[ethioplanet.com]
Oct. 23, 2009
Twitter CEO Evan Williams sat down to talk with John Battelle at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Battelle, whose Federated Media provides Twitter with some of its meager revenues via ad deals, asked Williams several times about his company's plans to make money.... read more

In Search Of Lost Time

[InformationWeek ]
by Jonathan Salem Baskin  Oct. 23, 2009
This week's O'Reilly Web 2.0 Summit yielded the usual detritus about technology reinventing the laws that govern time and space, but Facebook's revelation that people spend 8 billion minutes a day on its service really cut through the clutter for me... read more

Online FarmVille game ploughs new fields of revenue

[The Times Online]
by Mike Harvey  Oct. 23, 2009
Mark Pincus, co-founder and chief executive of Zynga, told the Web 2.0 Summit this week that there was a growing "app economy" on the web, where revenue came from users buying things directly inside web applications rather than the traditional indirect revenue model of online advertising... read more

Creator of World Wide Web Holds Court

[InternetNews.com]
by David Needle  Oct. 23, 2009
During an onstage interview here at the Web 2.0 Summit last night, the inventor of the World Wide Web detailed his thoughts on how his creation has developed and the dangers it faces... read more

Web 2.0 Summit coverage from our friends in Brazil

[teletime.com]
by Samuel Possebon  Oct. 23, 2009
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Sergey Brin Drops in at Web 2.0 Summit

[InternetEvolution.com]
by Nicole Ferraro  Oct. 23, 2009
While waiting for AOL LLC's newest CEO Tim Armstrong to take the stage today, Summit attendees were surprised with a visit by Sergey Brin, founder of Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), who apparently decided to show up unexpectedly... read more

Graphs Prove iPhone To Be Most Successful Gadget Ever (Sort Of)

[Gizmodo.com]
by Dan Nosowitz  Oct. 21, 2009
These charts, from the Web 2.0 Summit, show the iPhone's growth in both data usage and sheer sales compared to other blockbuster gadget releases - and (not without caveats, natch), it blows most of them out of the water... read more

Twitter's Second Life

[Forbes.com]
by Brian Caulfield  Oct. 22, 2009
Linden Lab's Chief Product Officer Tom Hale told a crowd at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco Thursday that the onetime media darling's experience holds some valuable lessons for Twitter... read more

Meet Wowd, a peer-to-peer search engine that could challenge Google

[DailyFinance.com]
by Alex Salkever  Oct. 21, 2009
In that tradition, now comes a new entrant called Wowd, which could actually be the biggest threat so far. The name is a play is on the word "crowd" - and it's not accidental. Wowd, which describes itself as "Skype for search," officially launched as a beta product open to… read more

Abandon Stocks, Embrace Flows - A Conversation with John Hagel

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Joshua-Michele Ross  Oct. 23, 2009
John Hagel spoke yesterday at the Web 2.0 Summit on the panel, Web Squared and the Economy of Work... read more

Technology takes time

[CNet.com]
by Gordon Haff  Oct. 23, 2009
I bring up this topic because of something that caught my eye in a Web 2.0 Summit presentation by Mary Meeker of Morgan Stanley. She devoted a large chunk of her presentation to mobile trends, beginning with a slide that stated... read more

Nvidia Puts 3D Rendering on Cloud

[CXOtoday.com]
Oct. 23, 2009
Nvidia demonstrated its new RealityServer platform for cloud computing at the recently concluded Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco. The platform is a combination of GPUs (graphics processing units) and software that can stream interactive, photo-realistic 3D... read more

ZDNet.com: On the scene videos from Web 2.0 Summit

[ZDNet.com]
Oct. 23, 2009
Check out the collection of videos from Web 2.0 Summit 09... read more

Chrome OS: A World Without Installs

[About.com-Web Trends]
by Daniel Nations  Oct. 23, 2009
In talking at the Web 2.0 Summit, Sundar Pichai, VP of product management at Google, mentioned how apps that work on the web will work in Chrome OS, adding, "As a user, you don't install software, you don't maintain software." read more

Is Twitter Basically Broken?

[Technologizer.com]
by Harry McCracken  Oct. 21, 2009
Yesterday evening here at the Web 2.0 Summit, Twitter CEO Ev Williams sat onstage and confidently declared "Scalability today isn�t an issue for Twitter."... read more

"Mobile Internet is and will be bigger than most think"

[The Hill]
by Kim Hart  Oct. 23, 2009
At the Web 2.0 Summit this week in San Francisco, Mary Meeker, a well-regarded technology analyst for Morgan Stanley gave a pretty fascinating presentation on the state of the Economy and the Internet and current trends regarding the mobile Internet... read more

Dear WSJ: To Avoid Google Disease, Please Put A Condom On Your Content

[The Business Insider]
by Danny Sullivan  Oct. 23, 2009
The accusation was lobbed at this week's Web 2.0 Summit session called "Wither Journalism." Be sure to watch the video, which I've listed at the end of this post... read more

Quick hits- Aggregators all about big pimpin', WSJ says

[adotas.com]
by Gavin Dunaway   Oct. 23, 2009
At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday, the old media/new media debate earned a parental guidance rating: on a panel discussion Wall Street Journal Editor in Chief Robert Thomson accused Google... read more

What Do Teens Want? Their Moms Off Facebook

[SF Weekly ]
by Alexia Tsotsis  Oct. 22, 2009
With ages ranges ranging from 13 to 22, the "What Do Teens Want Panel?" at this week's Web 2.0 Summit was a sample of teen consumer behavior and a possible harbringer of what the web will look like when post-millennials come of age... read more

The Week the Future Became Present Tense

[The New York Times]
by David Carr  Oct. 23, 2009
In a much publicized debate at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco that included Marissa Mayer of Google, Mr. Thompson suggested that aggregators like Google and The Huffington Post have turned consumers into info-tarts... read more

Web 2.0: Flash everywhere except iPhone

[Vator.tv]
by Chris Caceres  Oct. 22, 2009
How is Adobe coping with these issues and holding its market share amid standing problems like these? Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe sat down on Thursday with John Battelle over at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco to share a little bit about where the company was headed... read more

Adobe CEO: Omniture Acquisition 'a No Brainer'

[PC World]
by Juan Carlos Perez  Oct. 22, 2009
Although some industry observers were surprised by Adobe's recent agreement to buy Web analytics company Omniture, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen considers the move "a no-brainer."... read more

Web 2.0 Summit: Content & search get social

[Socialmedia.biz]
by JD Lasica  Oct. 23, 2009
Aneesh Chopra, the US Chief Technology Officer. Social networks becoming more relevant to offline lives I have been to every Web 2.0 Summit since... read more

Microsoft, Google, Startups Jostle for Attention at Web 2.0 Summit

[eWeek.com News]
by Clint Boulton  Oct. 23, 2009
There was no shortage of news at the 2009 Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. Microsoft dominated the news crush Oct. 21, with news that its Bing search engine would begin indexing Twitter tweets in a dedicated results page called Bing Twitter and index Facebook status updates at a later… read more

Geek Summit, Social Media Style

[San Francisco Chronicle]
by Sarah Granger  Oct. 23, 2009
In a flurry of panels, one-on-one dialogues, product promos and surprise guests, the three day Web 2.0 Summit just held in San Francisco felt a bit like speed dating for tech companies... read more

Web 2.0: News Corp.'s digital chief is serious about regaining momentum

[VentureBeat.com]
by Dean Takahash  Oct. 22, 2009
Speaking at the Web 2.0 Summit, Miller said his company is trying hard to aggressively expand and turnaround its various digital businesses.... read more

MySpace Music videos stream to rival social networks

[Google.com]
Oct. 23, 2009
While tweets and social-network feeds were the buzz on Thursday at a Web 2.0 Summit here, MySpace was fortifying its position as an online music venue... read more

Intel CEO Predicts 'A Very Strong Second Half'

[InternetNews.com]
by David Needle  Oct. 22, 2009
"We don't see the end of silicon for quite some time, but it will happen," Intel's CEO Paul Otellini said in an onstage interview here at the Web 2.0 Summit that touched on a variety of topics... read more

At Web 2.0 Summit, the party's back on

[CNet.com]
by Caroline McCarthy  Oct. 23, 2009
The hardcore optimism was back, and so were the open-bar parties, at the annual Web 2.0 Summit event this week-where a ticket price of over $4,000 for the three-day O'Reilly Media and TechWeb event hadn't fazed the sold-out crowd. Just about every big player on the Web had a high-profile… read more

Intel CEO bullish on 2010 prospects

[The Inquirer]
by Inquirer Staff  Oct. 23, 2009
INTEL CEO Paul Otellini said he expects to see the chip market rebound next year. Speaking at the Web 2.0 Summit 2009 in San Francisco, Otellini said that the market hit bottom sooner than he had expected and is growing thanks to strong demand in China and from consumer buyers worldwide... read more

Web 2.0: AOL's chief Tim Armstrong preps for life as a stand-alone company

[VentureBeat.com]
by Dean Takahashi  Oct. 22, 2009
Armstrong, a former Google executive who took the AOL job eight months ago, told the crowd at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco that his division of Time Warner is on track for a spinoff from the media conglomerate in the next year.. read more

Expect something big from us soon, says AOL CEO

[International Business News]
by Jonathan Ong  Oct. 23, 2009
Speaking at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, AOL chief executive says the network giant is working on something "big and secretive.".. read more

Tim Berners-Lee Joins Twitter

[xconomy.com]
by Wade Roush  Oct. 23, 2009
The inventor of the World Wide Web has arrived, somewhat belatedly, in the Twitterverse. Tim Berners-Lee, head of the Cambridge, MA-based World Wide Web Consortium, set up a Twitter account shortly before making an appearance at O'Reilly Media's Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco yesterday... read more

Full Circle In Sight As Inventor Of The World Wide Web Signs Up For Twitter

[TechCrunch.com]
by Robin Wauters  Oct. 23, 2009
Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, credited for inventing this little thing called the World Wide Web, has signed up for Twitter in a move that could potentially rip a hole in the time/space continuum... read more

Tech advice from Tim Berners-Lee

[CNet.com]
by Rafe Needleman  Oct. 23, 2009
When Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, entered the room for the final interview at the Web 2.0 Summit, the audience stood up for him... read more

Facebook public updates go live on Bing 'within two months'

[Telegraph.co.uk]
by Emma Barnett  Oct. 22, 2009
Talking exclusively to the Telegraph at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco, Ms Sandberg said: "We should have our public updates integrated into a Bing beta within a couple of months... read more

Real-Time Search: Google and Bing Rivalry Intensifies on Facebook and Twitter

[PC World]
by Tony Bradley  Oct. 22, 2009
Both Microsoft and Google used the Web 2.0 Summit as a forum for unveiling new deals and plans to incorporate social networking and real-time search results in their respective search engines. The announcements indicate that the Bing-Google rivalry is heating up... read more

Web 2.0: Teens love Facebook and Apple, confused by Twitter

[VentureBeat.com]
by Anthony Ha  Oct. 22, 2009
The old fogies at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco today tried to figure out what those crazy kids are doing with technology by interviewing a group of five Bay Area teenagers. The session, moderated by former Piper Jaffray analyst Safa Rashtchy, rambled and eventually degenerated to teenagers free… read more

Web 2.0: What do teens want?

[Vator.tv]
by Chris Caceres  Oct. 22, 2009
Over at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, O'Reilly and Techweb decided to bring on stage five teenagers to find out their views on current stage of the Internet. The teens ranged in ages from 15-18... read more

Google's Brin clears the air (sort of) on Twitter

[Reuters.com]
by Alexei Oreskovic  Oct. 22, 2009
So when Google co-founder Sergey Brin made a surprise appearance at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco on Thursday, the stage was set to finally put the record straight... read more

Coming to Google Labs: Social search results

[CNet.com]
by Caroline McCarthy  Oct. 21, 2009
Google Vice President Marissa Mayer made a surprise announcement at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday: "Social Search," a new Google Labs experiment that will bring in search results from a member's social-network contact circle... read more

Chrome for Mac: Not Here Yet, But Use It Anyway

[Technologizer.com]
by Harry McCracken  Oct. 22, 2009
Here at the Web 2.0 Summit, a surprise guest dropped by this afternoon to be interviewed by cochair John Battelle: Google cofounder Sergey Brin. An audience member asked him a question that was on my mind, too: Exactly what's going on with Google Chrome for the Mac, which still hasn't… read more

Why everyone wants to be Twitter's friend

[Telegraph.co.uk]
by Claudine Beaumont  Oct. 22, 2009
The great and the good of Silicon Valley were in attendance at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco, but the belle of the ball was undoubtedly Twitter... read more

AOL hard at work on Internet 'content platform'

[InfoWorld News]
by Juan Carlos Perez  Oct. 23, 2009
As it braces to be spun off and struggles with revenue, Time Warner's AOL Internet unit is busy crafting a new strategy focused around content creation that represents a shift in its focus, AOL's CEO Tim Armstrong said Thursday. "We're focused on growing a large platform around content and monetizing… read more

Web 2.0 Summit: Our photo gallery of the top moments

[VentureBeat]
by Dean Takahashi  Oct. 23, 2009
Here's our collection of photos from the Web 2.0 Summit which ran from Tuesday through Thursday in San Francisco. It's ... read more

Google's Sergey Brin laments Yahoo's Microsoft search deal

[Computerworld News]
by Juan Carlos Perez   Oct. 22, 2009
Google cofounder and President of Technology Sergey Brin made a surprise appearance at the Web 2.0 Summit on Thursday, answering a variety of questions on hot-button issues affecting the search company. read more

Video: Web 2.0 Summit: WSJ, Google, NYT, HuffPo Execs MIx It Up ...

[paidcontent.org]
by Alex Ferreyra  Oct. 22, 2009
The Robert Thomson quote machine was in full force during the obligatory Web 2.0 Summit look at the future of journalism. Federated Media's John Battelle moderated the often chippy session featuring WSJ top editor Robert Thomson; ... read more

Web 2.0 Summit: Surprise! It's Google's Sergey Brin

[InformationWeek ]
by Thomas Claburn  Oct. 22, 2009
Sporting unusual footwear, Google's co-founder stopped by to chat about his company... read more

GE's Immelt: Happy with NBC, wishes network put more content on Hulu.com

[DailyFinance.com]
by Alex Salkever  Oct. 22, 2009
GE Corp. CEO Jeffrey Immelt came to the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco Tuesday to show off an impressive pocket-sized ultrasound device that's not much bigger than an iPhone... read more

A Pervasive GPU Computing Strategy

[HPC Wire]
by Michael Feldman  Oct. 22, 2009
On Tuesday at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, NVIDIA announced a new platform that positions the GPU as the engine of a 3D Internet. In a nutshell, the company has constructed a Web services model that employs server-side Tesla GPUs to drive photorealistic imaging to client applications... read more

Google Co-founder Sergey Brin Says He Did Not Try to Buy Twitter

[eWeek.com News]
by Clint Boulton  Oct. 22, 2009
Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin said Google did not try to buy Twitter in a surprise visit onstage here at the Web 2.0 Summit Oct. 22. Brin also shared his thoughts on Microsoft Bing, the search engine gunning for Google's 65 percent market share; the Microsoft-Yahoo deal; Chrome for Mac; Google… read more

Sergey Brin: Yahoo shouldn't abandon search

[CNET.com News]
by Caroline McCarthy  Oct. 22, 2009
In a surprise Web 2.0 Summit talk, the Google co-founder says he welcomes new search competition and is disappointed that Yahoo is backing off. read more

Web 2.0 Summit: The Browser Is What Matters

[InformationWeek ]
by Thomas Claburn  Oct. 22, 2009
Google's Sundar Pichai provides some hints about his company's upcoming browser-based Chrome operating system... read more

Google Founder Brin:A 'Shame' That Yahoo Has Abandoned Search

[Dow Jones]
by Jessica Hodgson  Oct. 22, 2009
Google Inc. (GOOG) founder Sergei Brin said Thursday he believes it is a "shame" that Yahoo Inc. (YHOO) had decreased its focus on Internet search, through its recently-announced partnership with Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)... read more

Sergey Brin On What Keeps Him Up At Night, A Google Phone, And Chrome For Mac

[TechCrunch.com]
by MG Siegler  Oct. 22, 2009
Google co-founder Sergey Brin made a surprise appearance at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco today. He spoke briefly with John Battelle... read more

#w2s: We follow Twitter on the final day of the Web 2.0 Summit, so you don't have to

[The Industry Standard]
by Ian Lamont  Oct. 22, 2009
We have to hand it to John Battelle, Tim O'Reilly and the other folks behind the Web 2.0 Summit: They really know how to put on a show. The presentations, names and news breaking from the floor of the Westin San Francisco this week were enough to give attendees serious… read more

Web 2 Summit: Tim Armstrong On AOL Spin Off, Content, And A Mysterious New Tech

[The Washington Post]
by MG Siegler  Oct. 22, 2009
At the Web 2.0 Summit today in San Francisco AOL's chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong took the stage for a discussion with Federated Media's John Battelle. Armstrong, who was previously in charge of the Google ad group in America, took the AOL job in March as the company prepares the… read more

Comcast to debut cable shows online by year's end

[Huffington Post]
by Deborah Yao  Oct. 20, 2009
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts showed off the new service at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco on Tuesday, likening it to "video on demand on steroids."... read more

Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Presentation 2009

[ReadWriteWeb]
by Richard MacManus  Oct. 20, 2009
Every year at the Web 2.0 Summit Morgan Stanley analyst Mary Meeker does a fast and in-depth presentation of internet trends. The report is available here... read more

Google Gearing Up to Leverage Chrome

[InternetNews.com]
by David Needle  Oct. 22, 2009
"Today, a browser is a bolted-on icon on top of the operating system. We really want to flip that around," Puchi said here at the wrap-up day of the Web 2.0 Summit... read more

Microsoft's Qi Lu Talks About Bing (and Confirms Facebook and Twitter Real-Time Data Deal) at Web 2.0

[All Things Digital]
by Kara Swisher   Oct. 21, 2009
Microsoft digital head Qi Lu took to the stage at the Web 2.0 Summit conference this morning, where he confirmed a "strategic" deal with both Facebook and Twitter to integrate real-time information into Microsoft's Bing search service... read more

Microsoft, Google make search deals with Twitter

[San Jose Mercury News]
by Mike Swift  Oct. 21, 2009
Bing's coup, announced Wednesday morning at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco along with a second deal to search Facebook updates, was short-lived, however. Less than three hours later, Google said on its company blog that it, too, had reached a deal with Twitter that would allow Google... read more

Why Comcast''s CEO Is Bullish on Net Video

[InternetNews.com]
by David Needle  Oct. 20, 2009
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts talked up new services that the cable giant is developing here at the start of the Web 2.0 Summit on Tuesday afternoon... read more

Web 2.0: The future of content distribution

[Vator.tv]
by Chris Caceres  Oct. 22, 2009
In a conversation at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco about where the future of content was headed, three very different experts in the industry shared thoughts on current and future states of content distribution... read more

Web 2.0 Panel: Humans as Sensors

[ReadWriteWeb]
by Richard MacManus  Oct. 21, 2009
Today at the Web 2.0 Summit, Brady Forrest of O'Reilly Media ran a panel called Humans As Sensors. With him were four organizations doing innovative applications using sensors: Markus Tripp (Mobilizy), Deborah Estrin (Computer Science Department, UCLA), Sharon Biggar (Path Intelligence), Di-Ann Eisnor (Waze)... read more

MySpace abandons race with Facebook

[LA Times]
by Matthew Garrahan  Oct. 22, 2009
Mr Van Natta wants to capitalize on MySpace's status as a leading online music destination and used a presentation at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco on Wednesday to unveil new features that enhance its music credentials... read more

MySpace faces the music

[CNNMoney.com]
by Michael V. Copeland  Oct. 22, 2009
On Wednesday in San Francisco at the Web 2.0 Summit, MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta announced the launch of two new music products for the online site - one for the fans, the other for the bands... read more

Web 2 Summit: Jonathan Miller Is Obsessed With Realtime, Won't Talk Photobucket

[TechCrunch.com]
by MG Siegler  Oct. 22, 2009
Today at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, News Corp. Chief Digital Officer Jonathan Miller sat down to talk with Federated Media's John Battelle. Miller oversees a lot of projects for News Corp., most notably MySpace... read more

Mayer: Online news payment models imminent

[directnews.co.uk]
Oct. 22, 2009
Speaking during the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco yesterday (October 21st), the search engine representative said that people are willing to pay for "quality journalism", which may suggest that strong paid-for website news copy will attract a readership... read more

Old, New Media Clash at Web 2.0 Summit

[InternetEvolution.com]
by Nicole Ferraro  Oct. 22, 2009
The old media/new media brouhaha manifested itself on the physical stage of the Web 2.0 Summit yesterday, with speakers from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Google, and the Huffington Post unafraid to tell one another how they really feel... read more

Google, HuffPo, NYT and WSJ Debate Journalism

[Wall St. Journal]
by Shira Ovide  Oct. 21, 2009
It's a face-off between new and traditional media at the Web 2.0 Summit. Representing new media, in a discussion over the future of journalism, are Federated Media�s John Battelle; Marissa Mayer, who leads Google's search services and consumer products like Chrome; and Huffington Post CEO Eric Hippeau... read more

U.S. CTO: Health care needs better billing systems

[ZDNet.com]
by Larry Dignan  Oct. 22, 2009
At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Franicsco, U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra talks about IT changes that need to be made to the current health care system. He believes one of the biggest areas of waste is the money spent on billing within the system, with 17 cents of every… read more

Web 2.0: Adobe CEO confident against Microsoft, vague on iPhone

[VentureBeat.com]
by Anthony Ha  Oct. 22, 2009
Adobe chief executive Shantanu Narayen spoke at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco today, focusing particularly on the company's Flash platform. His overriding message: When it comes to providing the underlying the underlying technology for web video, games, and other applications... read more

Click here to find out more! Web 2.0: Liveblogging Intel's CEO

[VentureBeat.com]
by Paul Boutin  Oct. 22, 2009
Paul Otellini is onstage at 8:30 am at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco, in a conversation with host John Battelle... read more

Intel's Otellini says it's time to take the lid off IT budgets

[ComputerWorld.com]
by Sharon Gaudin  Oct. 22, 2009
Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini said the economy has already hit rock bottom and now that it's emerging from the recessionary mire, companies are about to take the lid off of IT budgets. Otellini talked about the economy, PC sales, the advance of silicon and the metamorphosis of netbooks… read more

Intel's Otellini: Strong second half; recovery coming in 2010

[ZDNet.com]
by Sam Diaz  Oct. 22, 2009
Intel CEO Paul Otellini took the stage at the Web 2.0 Summit today and kicked off the conversation with some good economic news: "We found bottom," he said, and it was discovered earlier than anyone might have thought... read more

Web 2.0 Summit: Intel CEO Expects PC Sales Surge

[InformationWeek ]
by Thomas Claburn  Oct. 22, 2009
Paul Otellini sees businesses moving to replace their aging hardware and promise in moving to a more distributed approach to healthcare... read more

Google Talks Up Chrome Operating System as Windows 7 Launches

[eWeek.com News]
Oct. 22, 2009
Web applications such as Gmail and Google Wave are paving the road for major adoption of Google Chrome Web browser and made it imperative for Google to create Chrome, and are fueling the forthcoming Chrome Operating System, said Sundar Pichai, vice president of product management at Google, speaking at the… read more

Web 2.0 speakers see mobile devices taking over

[USA Today]
by Jefferson Graham  Oct. 22, 2009
The Web 2.0 Summit, which wraps up here Thursday, has attracted some of the biggest industry players-including Google, Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo, Adobe, Microsoft, AOL and MySpace - along with traditional media companies, such as General Electric (owner of NBC Universal and co-owner of the Hulu video site) and Comcast, the… read more

Facebook Users Spend 8 Billion Minutes/Day on the Site

[Gigaom.com]
by Jennifer Martinez   Oct. 21, 2009
Facebook's 300 million users collectively spend more than 8 billion minutes on the site each day, according to the social network's VP of engineering, Mike Schroepfer... read more

Microsoft, Google enabling Twitter searches

[San Francisco Chronicle]
by James Temple  Oct. 21, 2009
Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc. are shifting the online search wars to the real-time space, with both companies announcing today that they'll allow users to query Twitter information feeds... read more

Microsoft's Bing to Integrate Twitter and Facebook Posts

[The New York Times]
by Miguel Helft and Brad Stone  Oct. 21, 2009
Microsoft planned to announce Wednesday that it had fully integrated posts from Twitter into the search results of Bing, according to people with knowledge of the company's plans. The company also planned to announce that it had integrated Facebook status updates into Bing, according to a person with knowledge of… read more

Bing vs. Google: The Conquest of Twitter

[TIME]
by Josh Tyrangiel   Oct. 21, 2009
Microsoft revealed a nice little coup in its dual quests to make search more dynamic and crawl its way into Google's monolithic grill. At the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco, the company's digital head, Qi Lu, announced that three-month-old Bing has reached an agreement to crawl all of Twitter's… read more

Microsoft, Google Seal Twitter Search Deals

[ABC News]
by Alexei Oreskovic  Oct. 21, 2009
Microsoft Corp and Google Inc secured separate agreements to access real-time content from Web phenomenon Twitter, intensifying their battle for a search market that Google dominates... read more

Twitter's Chief Talks About Lists, Traffic and Revenue

[The New York Times]
by Claire Cain Miller  Oct. 21, 2009
Twitter has long promised to help new users figure out who they should follow and help avid users filter their overflowing streams of tweets. Peter DaSilva for The New York Times Evan Williams Its newest feature, Lists, accomplishes both of these things, said Evan Williams, Twitter's co-founder and chief executive, on… read more

Immelt seeks to unite healthcare with Silicon Valley mainstream

[ZDNet.com]
by Dana Blankenhorn  Oct. 22, 2009
A lot was written about GE chairman Jeff Immelt's appearance yesterday at the Web 2.0 Summit, but one key point can't be emphasized enough... read more

Newspaper, Internet titans duel at Web 2.0 Summit

[Yahoo! Tech]
by Glenn Chapman   Oct. 22, 2009
Wall Street Journal managing editor Robert Thomson opened fire on Google, accusing the Internet giant of promoting online news reading "promiscuity." Thomson's unabashed criticism of the Internet powerhouse came as he and Google vice president of search products Marissa Mayer took part in a Web 2.0 panel focused on the… read more

Web 2.0 Summit: A Conversation With Qi Lu. Bing Wave 2 With Twitter

[TechCrunch.com]
by MG Siegler  Oct. 21, 2009
At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco today Microsoft's President of Microsoft's Online Services Group, Qi Lu, spoke with Tim O'Reilly. He hit on some of his overall goals with Microsoft and search, but the real story was clear: The deal between Microsoft and Twitter to inject real-time tweets… read more

The Future is Social, Not Search, Facebook COO Says

[Wired.com]
by Ryan Singel  Oct. 21, 2009
Facebook has cash flowing from its innovative ad business and it's leading the net from the information age to the social age, where people will finding their important answers not through Google but through their friends, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said Wednesday. Facebook will be profitable since it is the… read more

San Francisco Government and Technology: How We're Innovating

[Mashable.com]
by Gavin Newsom  Oct. 21, 2009
Hundreds of technology leaders and companies have gathered this week in San Francisco for the annual Web 2.0 Summit. This year's conference is exploring how businesses have used the web to weather the global financial crisis... read more

Google-Microsoft search war heats up

[InfoWorld News]
by Sharon Gaudin  Oct. 22, 2009
The ongoing search war between Google and Microsoft is intensifying as both companies battle to outpace the other in real-time search. In a dance of timing yesterday, both companies announced major real-time search deals at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco... read more

Microsoft Bing Takes Center Stage at Web 2.0 with Twitter Integration

[eWeek.com News]
by Clint Boulton  Oct. 22, 2009
Microsoft's Bing search engine stood front in center at the Web 2.0 Summit Oct. 21. Bing Director Stefan Weitz discussed how Microsoft Bing is targeting Google earlier in the morning. That was just a warm up. Later, Qi Lu, president of Microsoft's online services division, invited Yusuf Mehdi, his senior… read more

Web 2.0 Summit: Fed CTO Talks Healthcare IT

[InformationWeek ]
by J. Nicholas Hoover  Oct. 22, 2009
Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra says government spending on IT can help cut healthcare costs and improve care quality... read more

HP's MagCloud Unveiled (Video)

[InformationWeek ]
by Fritz Nelson  Oct. 22, 2009
HP unveiled its MagCloud offering at Web 2.0 Summit this week. It's an impressive service that gives would-be publishers a cost-effective and cost-predictable way to easily publish content, all on-demand. We got a hands-on demonstration... read more

Web 2.0 Summit: Marissa Mayer Shows Off Social Search, Results ...

[TechCrunch.com]
by MG Siegler  Oct. 21, 2009
At the Web 2.0 Summit today in San Francisco, Google's Marissa Mayer unexpectedly came on stage to unveil a new product. She first ... read more

Web 2.0 Summit: V For Van Natta: The Socialization Of Content

[TechCrunch.com]
by MG Siegler  Oct. 21, 2009
MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta is here at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. He sat down with Federated Media's John Battelle ... read more

Web 2.0 Summit Day 2 - Gallery: Twitter Will be Everywhere!

[ubergizmo.com]
by Elaine Fiolet  Oct. 22, 2009
[Web 2.0 Summit] Last year, the Web 2.0 Summit should have been renamed the Green 2.0 Summit, but thanks to Twitter, the Web 2.0 name is well deserved for this 2009 session. After Microsoft Bing announcement this morning, Google... read more

MySpace blasts out new music features

[CNET.com News]
by Caroline McCarthy  Oct. 21, 2009
CEO Owen Van Natta announces an "artist dashboard," a music video library, and integration with iTunes at the Web 2.0 Summit conference. read more

Web 2.0 Summit: Facebook Bets On Wisdom Of Friends

[InformationWeek ]
by Thomas Claburn  Oct. 21, 2009
The informational Web is being eclipsed by the social Web, according to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg... read more

Web 2.0 Summit: Google Unveils Social Search

[InformationWeek ]
by Thomas Claburn  Oct. 21, 2009
Users of Google's search engine will soon have the option to include content created by friends in search results lists... read more

MySpace adds music features in bid to reinvent itself

[Computerworld News]
by Sharon Gaudin  Oct. 22, 2009
As part of its attempt to reinvent itself, MySpace unveiled a slew of new music products, including a massive collection of music videos, at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. read more

Google Launching Social Search Soon, Challenging Aardvark, ChaCha, Mahalo

[eWeek.com News]
by Clint Boulton  Oct. 22, 2009
Google's Marissa Mayer Oct. 21 unveiled Google Social Search, a pending opt-in service that will let users with Google accounts, profiles and contacts find content created by people in social networks such as Twitter and FriendFeed. The news came just hours after Microsoft executives announced that Bing would be surfacing… read more

Microsoft Shows Off Neat Twitter Search Tool At Web 2.0 Summit (MSFT)

[Business Insider]
by Dan Frommer  Oct. 21, 2009
Coming soon: Adding real-time Facebook posts to search results. read more

Yahoo: Giving users a mobile experience, not a mobile OS

[ZDNet.com]
by Sam Diaz  Oct. 21, 2009
Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, who was scheduled to speak at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco this morning, has been bitten by a flu bug and didn't make it to center stage today. But that's OK - her team was on-hand for a media breakfast and shared her vision… read more

Web 2.0: Facebook's challenges in scaling to 300 million users

[VentureBeat.com]
by Kim-Mai Cutler  Oct. 21, 2009
Today at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, the company's vice president of engineering Mike Schroepfer talked about the sheer amount of data Facebook's system has to wade through... read more

Emerging Internet Trends: An Analysis of Mary Meeker's Web 2.0 Summit Presentation

[ReadWriteWeb]
by Richard MacManus  Oct. 21, 2009
Yesterday we wrote about Mary Meeker's annual overview of Internet trends at the Web 2.0 Summit. In this post we do a deeper dive into the Web themes that Meeker explored. In particular we'll analyze mobile social networking, compare 2009 to previous years and look at the impact of Apple… read more

Web 2.0 Summit: A Conversation With Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg

[TechCrunch.com]
by MG Siegler  Oct. 21, 2009
Today at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's COO sat down to talk with Federated Media's John Battelle... read more

Click here to find out more! Web 2.0: Facebook COO Sandberg: "We are not trying to make money on data."

[VentureBeat.com]
by Kim-Mai Cutler  Oct. 21, 2009
Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg is on-stage at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. The big news is that Facebook is giving Microsoft a feed of people's public updates to be incorporated into search results. Sandberg said no money exchanged hands during the deal and that the company is "not… read more

The World Is Big Enough for Facebook and Twitter

[Mashable.com]
by Ben Parr  Oct. 20, 2009
The Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco has just started, but the conference has already brought some heavy hitters on stage, including Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and Paypal CEO Scott Thompson... read more

Web 2.0 Summit: Where tech worlds collide

[CNet.com]
Oct. 21, 2009
Where do a software maker, a cable operator, and a home appliance maker come together? At an Internet conference, of course. The Web 2.0 Summit, going on in San Francisco now, brings together executives from all walks of life, who are shaking hands and linking their diverse set of products… read more

Twitter may eliminate 'suggested users' list

[San Francisco Chronicle]
by Rachel Metz  Oct. 21, 2009
If you're trying to figure out who to follow on Twitter, you might soon be turning to fellow users for help, rather than the company itself... read more

Twitter's Evan Williams Tight-Lipped About Rev Model, Notes U.S. Traffic Has Slowed

[Gigaom.com]
by Jennifer Martinez   Oct. 20, 2009
Twitter's U.S. traffic to its main site has slowed, CEO Evan Williams said during a talk at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco this afternoon, but said that the company was launching new things that "will pick that back up."... read more

Twitter CEO: Why he turned down Facebook

[ZDNet.com]
by Larry Dignan  Oct. 21, 2009
At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Twitter CEO Evan Williams explains to Federated Media CEO John Battelle his rationale for turning down Facebook in October of 2008. He says, "he didn't see a reason to sell the point is really what we can build."... read more

GE unveils handheld ultrasound machine

[San Francisco Chronicle]
by Rachel Metz  Oct. 20, 2009
The future of ultrasound technology, as interpreted by General Electric Co., looks a bit like a flip phone crossed with an iPod... read more

GE Plans to Sell Phone-Size Ultrasound Device in 2010

[Bloomberg.com]
by Rachel Layne  Oct. 20, 2009
"This could be the stethoscope of the 21st century," Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt told an audience while demonstrating the device today at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco... read more

PayPal Hopes Open Platform Will Spur Innovation

[New York Times]
by Claire Cain Miller  Oct. 21, 2009
There has been considerably less innovation in payments than in most other industries, said Scott Thompson, president of PayPal, on Tuesday at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco... read more

Why Microsoft Cares About Your Tweets

[NBC Bay Area]
by Owen Thomas  Oct. 21, 2009
To address its Google envy, Microsoft has teamed up with Twitter and Facebook. Microsoft executive Qi Lu announced Wednesday at Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco that Bing, the search engine he oversees, would include status updates posted by Twitter and Facebook users... read more

Microsoft Strikes Search Deals With Twitter, Facebook

[PC World]
by Juan Carlos Perez  Oct. 21, 2009
Microsoft has reached collaboration agreements with Twitter and Facebook to get their members' public status updates and messages indexed and presented in useful ways on the Bing search engine. Yusuf Mehdi, senior vice president of Microsoft's Online Audience Business, made the announcement on stage at the Web 2.0 Summit in… read more

LIVE: Microsoft Announces Twitter, Facebook Deals

[Business Week]
by Rob Hof  Oct. 21, 2009
Microsoft has signed deals to get full feeds from Twitter and Facebook. Shortly, a dedicated beta site, bing.com/twitter, will have the ability to search full Twitter feeds. Search of Facebook public data will come later. Here's the information Microsoft just sent out, with more details below... read more

Mary Meeker's Awesome Internet Presentation From Web 2.0

[The Business Insider]
by Henry Blodget  Oct. 21, 2009
Morgan Stanley analyst Mary Meeker gives an excellent macro Internet presentation at Web 2.0 Summit each year... read more

Click here to find out more! Web 2.0: GE's Jeff Immelt shows off "stethoscope of the 21st century"

[VentureBeat.com]
by Dean Takahash  Oct. 20, 2009
Jeff Immelt, the chief executive officer of General Electric, showed off what he called the "stethoscope of the 21st century" at the Web 2.0 Summit today... read more

Web 2.0: Microsoft details its new Bing-with-Twitter search engine

[VentureBeat.com]
by Kim-Mai Cutler  Oct. 21, 2009
Qi Lu, who left Yahoo after a decade to run Microsoft's Online Services Division, is talking on-stage at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco today about Bing's just-announced Twitter-search capability... read more

Live Blog: Qi Lu Speaking At Web 2.0

[searchengineland.com]
by Matt McGee   Oct. 21, 2009
Microsoft's Qi Lu announced two new partnerships today at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. Here's a transcript of his chat with Tim O'Reilly... read more

Microsoft Launches Bing Twitter at Web 2.0 Summit, Says Facebook Data to Come

[eWeek.com News]
by Clint Boulton  Oct. 21, 2009
Microsoft Oct. 21 launched Bing Twitter to enable users to find real-time Twitter content through the Bing search engine, a move designed to give the software giant an advantage over rival Google, whose 65 percent search market share has been impenetrable. In separate, nonexclusive deals, Microsoft Bing will get access… read more

Featured Web 2.0 Video: A Conversation with Evan Williams - Twitter CEO Evan Williams Optimistic About Revenue and Growth, Notes Level of Commercial Activity on Twitter

[O'Reilly News]
by O'Reilly Media  Oct. 21, 2009
See all the videos from Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. read more

Microsoft Shows Off Neat Twitter Search Tool At Web 2.0 Summit (MSFT)

[businessinsider.com]
by Dan Frommer  Oct. 21, 2009
Coming soon: Adding real-time Facebook posts to search results. read more

Microsoft partners with Facebook, Twitter on search

[CNET.com News]
by Caroline McCarthy  Oct. 21, 2009
Executives Qi Lu and Yusuf Mehdi debut the Twitter integration at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. The Facebook partnership will come at a later date. read more

Web 2.0 Summit: Bing Wins Facebook, Twitter Partnerships

[InformationWeek]
by Thomas Claburn  Oct. 21, 2009
In blow to Google, Microsoft has secured search deals with Facebook and Twitter... read more

Twitter CEO Confident About Cash

[InternetEvolution.com]
by Nicole Ferraro  Oct. 21, 2009
Twitter CEO Evan Williams had no intention of sharing his ideas for a business model at the Summit this week... despite John Battelle's hassling on stage yesterday. That part of the conversation went a little something like this... read more

Microsoft will have access to Twitter real-time data. Facebook is next.

[Ubergizmo.com]
by Eliane Fiolet  Oct. 21, 2009
[Web 2.0 Summit] Twitter just made it official that Microsoft will have access to Twitter's data in real-time. This new deal was demonstrated during a Bing demonstration. A similar deal with Facebook is also said to be in the works, although we will have to see what the details are... read more

GE shows off Vscan pocket-sized, ultra-smart ultrasound

[Reliable Plant]
Oct. 21, 2009
GE's drive to miniaturize technologies in order to make them more mobile couldn't be better illustrated than with the breakthrough Vscan technology that GE's chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt unveiled during his talk October 20 at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco... read more

Web 2.0: Zynga's Mark Pincus predicts an economy built around social apps

[VentureBeat.com]
by Dean Takahash  Oct. 20, 2009
Social gaming company Zynga has been one of the primary beneficiaries of Facebook's rapid growth to a social network of more than 300 million people... read more

Mark Pincus: Web 3 Is The App Economy

[TechCrunch.com]
by MG Siegler  Oct. 20, 2009
Today at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Zynga CEO Mark Pincus took the stage to talk about social gaming... read more

Web 2.0: Carly Fiorina talks potential Senate run, breast cancer battle, and government tech policy

[VentureBeat.com]
by Dean Takahash  Oct. 20, 2009
It was a very different Carly Fiorina who took the stage at the Web 2.0 Summit dinner tonight to discuss her potential run for the U.S. Senate... read more

HP can't save print industry, but big props for trying

[CNet.com]
by Rafe Needleman  Oct. 21, 2009
Hewlett-Packard is announcing two projects Wednesday at the Web 2.0 Summit that it hopes will give new life to print-books and magazines in particular... read more

General Electric Co. CEO Jeffrey Immelt on NBC: 'I hate being No. 4'

[Los Angeles Times]
by Joe Flint   Oct. 20, 2009
Jeffrey Immelt, the chairman and chief executive of NBC Universal parent General Electric Co., expressed some frustration with NBC's lackluster prime-time performance this season in an interview at an industry conference. "I hate being No. 4," Immelt said at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco... read more

Buying Virtual Goods That Also Do Good

[New York Times]
by Claire Cain Miller  Oct. 21, 2009
What if you could use that online gaming habit not just to waste time, but also to do good? It is already possible, said Mark Pincus, founder and chief executive of Zynga, the social gaming site... read more

Web 2.0 Summit Day 1, Photo Gallery

[Ubergizmo.com]
by Eliane Fiolet  Oct. 20, 2009
If you haven't made it to San Francisco for the Web 2.0 Summit, we've posted this photo gallery to show you what it looked like from the inside. You can catch some details over on our live blogging section, but there's nothing like being on-site.. read more

The Daily Start-Up: Wonderful World Of Web 2.0

[Wall St. Journal]
by Scott Austin  Oct. 20, 2009
Wonderful World Of Web 2.0 - The Web 2.0 Summit is in full swing and already generated a bit of news in its first day... read more

Nvidia cloud graphics offer reality check

[Financial Times]
by Chris Nuttall  Oct. 20, 2009
Nvidia today launched a "GPU computing in the cloud" service that will allow designers to manipulate and check photo-realistic environments in a fraction of the normal time it takes on a PC workstation... read more

Mary Meeker: Facebook Is Eating Your Lunch And Dinner

[allfacebook.com]
by Nick O'Neill  Oct. 21, 2009
It's well known that Facebook has experienced tremendous growth over the past, however at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco yesterday, Morgan Stanley analyst Mary Meeker highlighted just how significant the growth has been... read more

Web 2.0 Summit: Morgan Stanley Sees Tech Rebound

[InformationWeek ]
by Thomas Claburn  Oct. 21, 2009
In a rapid fire summary of current economic trends at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco on Tuesday afternoon, Morgan Stanley managing director Mary Meeker presented financial data supporting claims that the economic outlook is improving and made the case for a coming mobile boom... read more

Web 2.0 Summit: Microsoft avoids Bing for Mobile talk

[ComputerWorld.com]
by Sharon Gaudin  Oct. 21, 2009
Possibly the most noteworthy thing to come out of Microsoft product planning director Stefan Weitz's keynote at the Web 2.0 Summit this morning was what he didn't talk about... read more

PayPal Opens Its Platform

[InformationWeek ]
by Fritz Nelson  Oct. 21, 2009
PayPal President Scott Thompson announced at Web 2.0 this week that his company will be opening up its platform to developers, which should be good news, especially to startups... read more

PayPal to open up software platform to outside developers on 3 November

[ThePaypers.com]
Oct. 21, 2009
PayPal has revealed plans to open up its global software platform to third-party developers on 3 November 2009. eBay's online payments division is currently collaborating with electronics makers, software firms, and software developers, PayPal president Scott Thompson stated during a Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco... read more

PayPal opening doors to outside developers

[Google.com]
Oct. 21, 2009
PayPal plans to throw open the doors of its software platform to enable outside developers to build innovative tools using the online financial transaction service. "In just two weeks, PayPal will be the first global online payment service to open its platform to everyone," PayPal president Scott Thompson said Tuesday… read more

Web 2.0: PayPal wants payment apps in your phone and fridge with its new platform

[VentureBeat.com]
by Kim-Mai Cutler  Oct. 20, 2009
PayPal is opening up a platform to developers on November 3, to spur innovation in outside payment apps that can connect with anything as far out as physical advertisements or home appliances... read more

Web 2.0: PayPal opening up its platform

[Vator.tv]
by Ronny Kerr  Oct. 21, 2009
Set to spur a flurry of innovation, PayPal will be opening its platform up to third-party developers so that anyone can tweak the e-commerce business' software for their own payment app ideas... read more

Web 2.0 Summit Gets Squared

[InternetEvolution.com]
by Nicole Ferraro  Oct. 20, 2009
Internet Evolution is on the planet of San Francisco this week, getting set to cover the TechWeb/O'Reilly Web 2.0 Summit where this year's theme is "Web Squared." What does that mean, you ask?... read more

Web 2.0 Summit: The king for cable giant Comcast, surprisingly, is content

[VentureBeat.com]
by Dean Takahash  Oct. 20, 2009
Brian Roberts, chief executive of cable giant Comcast, said that his company continues to invest on faith in faster Internet access and bigger digital cables into consumers' homes... read more

Bing is at Web 2.0 Summit

[bing,com]
Oct. 21, 2009
Bing is excited to be part of annual Web 2.0 Summit that kicked off today. This is the annual O'Reilly conference where visionaries and executives across key industries will present their unique perspective on the Web's future-in-flux and how the tools and principles of Web 2.0 are impacting their businesses... read more

LIVE: Comcast CEO Brian Roberts At Web 2.0 Summit

[businessinsider.com]
by Dan Frommer  Oct. 20, 2009
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts is sitting down to talk with John Battelle at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. (See all of our coverage here.) LIVE notes follow. Refresh for the latest. Direct quotes in quotation marks; ... read more

Web 2.0 Summit: GE Introduces Hand-Held Ultrasound Device

[InformationWeek ]
by Thomas Claburn  Oct. 21, 2009
CEO Jeff Immelt showed off a forthcoming medical device called Vscan that promises to shake up the world of medical imaging... read more

Web 2.0 Summit: Evan Williams Wants To Kill The Suggested User List

[TechCrunch.com]
by MG Siegler  Oct. 20, 2009
Web 2.0 Summit: Evan Williams Wants To Kill The Suggested User List. Today at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Twitter co-founder and CEO Evan Williams took the stage for a discussion with Federated Media's John Battelle. ... read more

Web 2.0 Summit: WOWD - New Way To Search

[InformationWeek ]
by Fritz Nelson  Oct. 21, 2009
WOWD is a new search engine that made its debut at Web 2.0 Summit this week. Mark Drummond, WOWD's CEO provided an explanation and demonstration on stage... read more

Web 2.0 Summit: Twitter CEO Zips Beak On Revenue Model

[InformationWeek ]
by Fritz Nelson  Oct. 21, 2009
At the Web 2.0 Summit this week, Evan Williams, CEO of the ever-popular Twitter, danced lithely around the question of his company's future revenue model -- a question that continues to dog the industry, but doesn't seem to phase Williams much at all... read more

Comcast CEO on Fancast and Net Neutrality

[InformationWeek ]
by Fritz Nelson  Oct. 21, 2009
Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts got the Web 2.0 Summit started this week talking about everything from its beta Fancast service to net neutrality and bandwidth capping to social networking. The only thing he couldn't talk about was its rumored work on acquiring NBC, but he did discuss the… read more

GE shows off handheld ultrasound device

[Computerworld News]
by Sharon Gaudin  Oct. 21, 2009
General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt gave a Web 2.0 Summit audience the first public look at a handheld ultrasound machine... read more

Livestream Chosen by TechWeb and O'Reilly Media for Exclusive Web 2.0 Summit Webcast

[PR Newswire]
by Techweb  Oct. 21, 2009
NEW YORK, Oct. 21 - TechWeb and O'Reilly Media Inc. have chosen Livestream, the leading live Internet video platform, to broadcast select sessions from the three-day Web 2.0 Summit 2009, which started yesterday in San Francisco. Livestream is the first company to provide a live webcast of the exclusive Web… read more

Here's What The Web 2.0 Summit Looks Like

[Business Insider]
by Dan Frommer  Oct. 21, 2009
Day one, in pictures: Twitter CEO Evan Williams, Comcast's Brian Roberts, surf and turf, and more. read more

Quick Demo of Nokia N900

[InformationWeek ]
by Fritz Nelson  Oct. 21, 2009
Nokia had a variety of devices on display at the Web 2.0 Summit this week, none more compelling than the N900, which is the first phone in its portfolio to run the Maemo Operating System. We got a quick demo in the Ovi Lounge... read more

Web 2.0 Summit: Twitter CEO stops short of divulging the company's ...

[TopNews.us]
by Amandeep Dhaliwal  Oct. 21, 2009
At the Tuesday afternoon Web 2.0 Summit, the money-making plan of the microblogging site Twitter still remained a much unanswered question. Despite the obvious information-extracting efforts of co-host John Battelle, Twitter's CEO Evan ... read more

Web 2.0 Summit: The Future Is Mobile

[InformationWeek ]
by Thomas Claburn  Oct. 21, 2009
Morgan Stanley's Mary Meeker lays out the evidence for an economic recovery and for the market might of all things mobile... read more

Twitter CEO: 'Irresponsible' to focus on business plan now

[Computerworld News]
by Sharon Gaudin  Oct. 21, 2009
Twitter co-founder provided a Web 2.0 Summit audience with few details on the company's highly anticipated business plan... read more

Web 2.0 Summit: PayPal's Platform Plans

[InformationWeek ]
by Thomas Claburn  Oct. 21, 2009
With talk of the death of cash, PayPal president Scott Thompson painted a rosy future for payments delivered through mobile devices... read more

Twitter CEO Evan Williams Vaguely Discusses Revenue Model at Web ...

[eWeek.com]
by Clint Boulton  Oct. 21, 2009
Twitter CEO Evan Williams ducked around questions about Twitter's revenue model in a bland conversation at the Web 2.0 Summit. Web 2.0 Summit co-host John Battelle tried to crack the nut that is Twitter's plan to make money... read more

GE shows off pocket-size ultrasound scanner

[CNET.com News]
by Rafe Needleman  Oct. 21, 2009
At the Web 2.0 Summit, GE CEO Jeff Immelt shows off a piece of health care hardware: a tiny ultrasound device... read more

Twitter CEO: Lots Of Ways To Make Money, But 97% Not Focused On It ...

[Business Insider]
by Dan Frommer  Oct. 20, 2009
And much more from Ev's conversation with John Battelle at the Web 2.0 Summit. read more

Not much to tweet about in Twitter CEO talk

[CNET.com News]
by Caroline McCarthy  Oct. 21, 2009
Evan Williams takes the stage at the Web 2.0 Summit but didn't disclose anything new about its revenue plans or new features--just the revelation that he used to have a really bad haircut 15 years ago. read more

Nvidia Unveils RealityServer for Photorealistic 3D Streaming

[eWeek.com News]
by Jeffrey Burt  Oct. 20, 2009
Nvidia and its subsidiary, mental images, combined their technologies to introduce RealityServer, a product designed to enable the fast, accurate steaming of photorealistic 3D images to any Web-connected device, including laptops, netbooks and smartphones. The offering combines the strengths of Nvidias GPUs with mental images rendering software... read more

LIVE COVERAGE: Web 2.0 Summit...

[TechNews.AM]
by unknown  Oct. 20, 2009
I'm in San Francisco this week for the Web 2.0 Summit, organized by John Battelle... read more

Web 2.0 Summit: Comcast Dismisses Cord Cutters

[InformationWeek ]
by Thomas Claburn  Oct. 20, 2009
CEO Brian Roberts sees a bright future for Comcast as a provider of on-demand content... read more

LIVE COVERAGE: Web 2.0 Summit

[businessinsider.com]
by Dan Frommer  Oct. 20, 2009
Catch Comcast CEO Brian Roberts today at 5:45 pm ET, and Twitter CEO Evan Williams today at 7:35 pm. read more

Web 2.0 Summit Starts Today - O'Reilly Radar

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Tim O'Reilly  Oct. 20, 2009
Last year at Web 2.0 Summit, one prominent tech executive responded to our focus on. read more

Comcast CEO: We are not a dead duck

[CNET.com News]
by Caroline McCarthy  Oct. 20, 2009
At Web 2.0 Summit, Brian Roberts previews new features for the Fancast video hub and insists his company has more in common with Web innovation than techies will admit. read more

Web 2.0 Summit Opens: Today's Revolution Akin to Web 2.0 in 2004

[readwriteweb.com]
by Richard MacManus  Oct. 20, 2009
We're at the 6th annual Web 2.0 conference, now known as the Web 2.0 Summit. John Battelle and Tim O'Reilly opened the event. O'Reilly spoke about being at ... read more

Web 2.0 Summit: Web Squared Emerges

[InformationWeek ]
by Thomas Claburn  Oct. 20, 2009
Despite ongoing economic uncertainty, companies still see the Web as the platform of the future... read more

Development Squared and the Web 2.0 Summit | The intersection of ...

[worldbank.org]
by Sameer Vasta  Oct. 19, 2009
Web 2.0 Summit I'm off to the Web 2.0 Summit tomorrow and will be regularly blogging about some of the presentations, workshops, and discussions I'll have there as the week rolls on. Before I go, I wanted to highlight a fantastic blog... read more

First Search Engine to Tap into the Power of the Real-Time Web Opens Beta, Wowd.com Users Determine What's Popular

[businesswire.com]
by L.A. Lassek  Oct. 20, 2009
Wowd (www.wowd.com), a new real-time search engine for discovering fresh, popular content from the entire Web, announced today public access to its beta. The company, founded in 2007, has built a new kind of real-time search engine that focuses on discovery, i.e. surfacing trends, breaking news, social media topics, and… read more

Web 2.0 Summit - Time To Imagine

[InformationWeek ]
by Fritz Nelson  Oct. 20, 2009
As we launch into another exciting week of Web happenings, I had a chance to conduct a video interview with the Web 2.0 Summit Chair, John Battelle about what we could expect to see this year. You can see the interview at our Live Web 2 Summit TV site. We'll… read more

Wowd Takes A Stab At Realtime Search With A Peer-To-Peer Approach

[Techcrunch.com]
by Erick Schonfeld  Oct. 20, 2009
A new realtime search engine called Wowd is launching publicly today at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. Founder and CTO Boris ... read more

Tech CEO Parade Slated for Web 2.0 Summit

[San Francisco Chronicle]
by Juan Carlos Perez   Oct. 20, 2009
Simon Montford has high expectations for this week's Web 2.0 Summit, which he will attend for the first time after years of wanting to come to this emblematic conference about the Internet economy's challenges and... read more

Signs of recovery? Here be dragons, and alcohol

[CNet.com]
by Caroline McCarthy  Oct. 16, 2009
And next week, the annual Web 2.0 Summit rolls into San Francisco with its reliably impressive lineup of speakers: MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, Intel CEO Paul Otellini, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, News Corp. digital chief Jon Miller, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams. Some of their companies… read more

Live Web 2.0 Summit TV

[InformationWeek ]
by Fritz Nelson  Oct. 19, 2009
There have been many technology-oriented gatherings (conferences, expositions, etc), but none that rival Web 2.0 Summit for attention, hype and, ultimately, delivering the goods, and this week marks the sixth annual conference. The theme: Web Squared. Techweb and O'Reilly Media will be broadcasting select sessions live for those who couldn't… read more

My Conversation with Austan Goolsbee at Web 2.0 Summit

[O'Reilly News]
by Tim O'Reilly  Oct. 15, 2009
He introduces himself as "another tall, skinny guy with big ears and a funny name." Economics adviser to Barack Obama during the campaign, and now a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers and chief economist of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board, Austan Goolsbee is a key figure in… read more

Moving beyond Web 2.0

[computing.co.uk]
by Chrstopher Barnatt  Oct. 13, 2009
Web Squared is the theme of the next Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco on 20-22 October. The idea is that Web Squared is emerging as our dependence on the internet grows and as web-based thinking is applied beyond computing. ... read more

Record 12-million-digit Prime Number Nets $100,000 Prize

[infozine.com]
by Staff infoZine  Oct. 15, 2009
The $100,000 prize will be awarded during EFF's Pioneer Awards ceremony on October 22nd at the Westin San Francisco in conjunction with the Web 2.0 Summit, co-produced by O'Reilly and TechWeb... read more

Google Analytics for the Real World: A Conversation with Sharon Biggar of Path Intelligence

[O'Reilly News]
by Joshua-Michele Ross  Oct. 12, 2009
In preparation for the upcoming Web 2.0 Summit I am posting a few conversations with attendees that embody the Web Squared Theme. Path Intelligence uses sensor technology to understand shopping behavior in retail spaces by detecting and tracking the RF signals from mobile phones. As Sharon Biggar, co-founder, succinctly puts… read more

News Release: Kiva, The Girl Effect and charity: water to Benefit from Philanthropic Efforts at Web 2.0 Summit

[PR Newswire]
by Techweb  Oct 06, 2009  

Charities That Embody Web Squared Theme to Receive Donations of $1000 from Tickets Sold

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 6 - Kiva, The Girl Effect and charity: water, have been selected today as Web 2.0 Summit's philanthropic partners. O'Reilly Media and TechWeb, co-producers of the event, are pleased to announce their alliance with these three deserving organizations that embody the theme of Web Squared. In a spirit of charitable support within the Web 2.0 Summit community, Web 2.0 Summit registrants are encouraged to support one of the Web Squared charities by registering with a charity code that donates $1000 to that organization.

Web Squared, this year's event theme, is inspired by a new direction for the Web, one that opens new business opportunities and new possibilities. Charity suggestions were solicited and received from over 70 members of the Summit community, using social media platforms like the Web 2.0 Summit Facebook page and Twitter. The three charity organizations selected from the submissions demonstrate the event's Web Squared theme by putting inspiration into action and creating change on a broad scale. These worthwhile organizations include: * Kiva: the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the globe for the sake of alleviating poverty.

* The Girl Effect: rooted in the work of the Nike Foundation, which has been joined by the NoVo Foundation in a shared mission to create opportunities for girls, and for the world. Adolescent girls are uniquely capable of raising the standard of living in the developing world.

* charity: water: a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations, using 100% of public donations to fund water projects.

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The 'Web Squared' Era

[Forbes.com]
by Tim O'Reilly and Jennifer Pahlka  Sep. 24, 2009
It is hard to imagine that five years ago, neither YouTube, Facebook nor Twitter existed. But even then, as sites like Google, Amazon, Wikipedia and craigslist flourished, the characteristics common to successful second-generation Web businesses were becoming... read more

Real-time Web keeps social networkers connected

[USA Today]
by Jon Swartz  Sep. 23, 2009
The need for data speed has inspired O'Reilly to come up with a new phrase, "Web squared," to describe the evolution of the Web as we know and use it. O'Reilly and John Battelle, founder of Federated Media Publishing, coined it in a white paper preceding their Web 2.0 Summit… read more

Tim O'Reilly and the concept of Web Squared

[abc.net.au]
by Antony Funnell  Aug. 28, 2009
Tim O'Reilly coined the term 'Web 2.0', now he has a new concept called 'Web Squared'. We'll find out what it entails and how it differs from the idea of the 'internet of things' which we covered... read more

Web Squared: When Web 2.0 Meets Internet of Things

[ReadWriteWeb.com]
by Richard MacManus  Aug. 05, 2009
Recently Tim O'Reilly and John Battelle released a white paper entitled Web Squared: Web 2.0 Five Years On. It focuses squarely, pardon the pun, on the intersection of social web technologies with the emerging Internet of Things (real world objects connected to the Internet)... read more

I, Geek: Some Beautiful Nuggets From Web 2.0 Summit White Paper

[geeki.wordpress.com]
by nagp  Jul. 12, 2009
Some Beautiful Nuggets From Web 2.0 Summit White Paper. July 12, 2009 at 5:21 am (innovation, web2.0). Beautiful paper, kind of serves as a motivational introduction to the whole world of web 2.0. I strongly insist, one should read this ... read more

Capping it off: Now: Web Squared; Next: Infinite Web?

[capgemini.com]
by Nikhil Nulkar  Jul. 07, 2009
In a webinar couple of weeks back, Tim O'Reilly and John Battelle discussed their vision and structure of the web of the future. The Web2.0 Summit is scheduled for October this year and O'Reilly & Battelle expressed why they have considered "Web Squared" as the theme for it. You can… read more

MediaSalt: Goodbye Web 2.0; Hello Web Squared

[Media Salt]
by Clive Persinger  Jun. 30, 2009
From the guys who coined the term 'Web 2.0,' at O'Reilly, comes a brand new concept for the future of the web. Enter "Web Squared." What in the world is Web Squared?... read more

Spatial Sustain: O'Reilly Emphasizes Location for Web Squared

[Spatial Sustain]
Jun. 30, 2009
Web Squared Tim O'Reilly and John Battelle conducted an online webinar last week to outline the vision of Web Squared, and to promote the upcoming Fall Web 2.0 Summit. The idea for the webinar was to update the thinking on Web 2.o, and to introduce the idea of Web meets… read more

InternetNews: Is the 'Baby' Web Growing up?

[InternetNews.com]
by David Needle  Jun. 26, 2009
This is not your father's Web 2.0, says Tim O'Reilly, a long-time promoter of the concept of a Web that's more interactive and 'smarter' than the original read-only Web. O'Reilly and John Battelle previewed some of what they have planned for the upcoming Web 2.0 Summit in October, by talking… read more

ZDNET: Web Squared: Web 2.0's Successor?

[ZDNET]
by Oliver Marks  Jun. 29, 2009
October's always excellent Web 2.0 Summit conference, a Battelle/O'Reilly feast of futurism and commentary from various diverse luminaries (Al Gore spoke last year for example), will clearly hinge on the new 'squared' paradigm. ... read more

News Release: Web 2.0 Summit Hosts John Battelle and Tim O'Reilly Define the Next Phase of the Web: Web Squared

[prnewswire.com]
Jun 23, 2009  

White Paper Previews Key Concepts for Web 2.0 Summit's Sixth Anniversary

SAN FRANCISCO, June 23 - O'Reilly Media and TechWeb, co-producers of the Web 2.0 Summit, announce the release of a white paper and an accompanying webcast on Web Squared, which will define the next phase of the Web. The free webcast is scheduled for Thursday, June 25th at 10:00 am PDT, and the white paper will be available on the conference web site shortly thereafter. To sign up for the webcast visit http://www.web2summit.com/web2009/public/content/webcast... The Web Squared white paper, by Tim O'Reilly and John Battelle, addresses the evolution of the Web from the emergence of Web 2.0 to its current and future state, illustrating how the principles articulated in 2004 have evolved the Web so dramatically that they fundamentally changed the game. The authors see a new direction for the Web, one that opens incredible new business opportunities, and enormous new possibilities for impacting the world's most pressing problems... read more

The Web^2: it's Exponential, but is it Contracting or Expanding ...

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Jim Stogdill  Jun. 19, 2009
The theme for the Web 2.0 Summit this year is Web Squared. It is rooted in the idea that as the web morphs into less of a hub and spoke distribution model and more of a network of connected people and things, innovation and opportunity ... read more

Free Live Webcast - Web Squared, Jun. 25 at 10am PT - Presented by John Battelle and Tim O'Reilly

[O'Reilly News]
by O'Reilly Media  Jun. 17, 2009
Web Squared — Join John Battelle and Tim O'Reilly as they outline their ideas for how the Web is evolving—how the world is putting the Web to work to make business more efficient, culture more vibrant, and society more tolerant. It's been six years since the original Web 2.0 thesis… read more

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

[Web 2.0 Summit]
by Maureen Jennings  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

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