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Apr 27, 2008

NEWS: A roundup from the Web 2.0 Expo - no tech

A roundup of scenery from the Web 2.0 Expo: an annotated photo gallery

I spent four days this week at the Web 2.0 Expo at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco. Here is a summary of the scene, including photos and my impressions of the show...

That led to the conversation with wunderkind Max Levchin, the CEO of Slide, an event which we used to introduce ourlive blogging. Eric Eldon caught up with Levchin afterward for a Q&A. The talk inevitably led to “how do you make money?” question that every Web 2.0 company has to grapple with. (Ed: No answer.) ...

The party is never going to end, baby! Seriously, it was hard to see any slowdown at this show, though talk about it was constant. And at the same time, I can’t say that I saw any innovations that knocked my socks off.

Web 2.0: Blogtropulus vs. the Legacy Press Room

...s Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco is taking place on the third floor of the Moscone Center, where the traditional press lounge and the bloggers lounge (dubbed Blogtropolus, above) were set up side by side. As someone who inhabits both worlds, I was fascinated by the study in contrasts. Both rooms have wireless access, but there the similarity end...MediaShift Idea Lab 

Fake Steve Jobs lights up Web 2.0 Expo

The satirist blogger explains his rationale and drops a whole lot of his unique view of the world of technology. CNET News.com - Business Tech

Jonathan Schwartz: A top blogger sees end to blogging

SAN FRANCISCO--Sun Chief Executive Jonathan Schwartz rightly gets credit for pioneering the corporate blog as a tool to reach customers, employees, and others. But pretty soon the novelty of his methods will wear off, he predicted.

Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz speaks at the Web 2.0 Expo

...at a Web 2.0 Expo Web2Open event I did Wednesday. I am talking quickly since it was a “speed-Q&A” session, where five of us moved from table to table and quickly answered questions shot at us from the people gathered at each. They were split [...] AllThingsDigital -- WSJ

There is No Web 3.0, There is No Web 2.0 - There is Just the Web

...at the Web 2.0 expo yesterday: glancing at my notes after he walked off stage, I noticed that his current definition for Web 2.0, is a lot like the definition he's given for Web 3.0. Based on this, plus past comments from O'Reilly that I dug up via a few web searches, I am forced to one conclusion: Tim O'Reilly, the man credited with popularizi... ReadWriteWeb

Facebook Platform Faces Rough Road Ahead, Despite Successes

...at the Web 2.0 Expo today called “The Facebook Platform: Finding Success in the Facebook Economy.” The session started off with a disagreement over how much money developers are actually making through Facebook. Naval Ravikant from Venturehacks estimated that over $100M would be made in 2008, whereas Joyce Park of Renkoo and Matt Sanchez of Vide... TechCrunch

Yahoo! to Rewire for Social Graph and Data Portability

...at the Web 2.0 Expo the availability of the first program in its large vision for a dramatic overhaul of the company across all its properties. The Search Monkey developer platform will let site owners alter their search results listing, including through semantic markup. Mark Hendrickson at TechCrunch has an in-depth review of that platform. ... ReadWriteWeb
Ed: No tech, just vaporware from Yahoo.

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