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Jaimey Walking Bear

This October 17-19, Web 2.0 Summit returns to San Francisco’s Palace Hotel. Join the Internet’s brightest and most influential leaders as we shake up the stage with rapid-fire conversations, dynamic high order bits, and stories from industry speakers—
never before shared.

Just a few of the big thinkers, idealists, tinkerers, and disruptors (more coming soon) you’ll hear from:

Marc Benioff Genevieve Bell Marc Benioff Tony Conrad
Steve Ballmer

CEO, Microsoft Corporation

Genevieve Bell

Fellow and Director, Intel

Marc Benioff

CEO, Salesforce.com

Tony Conrad

Founder & Entrepreneur, True Ventures

Dick Costolo speaker Michael Dell speaker
Dick Costolo

CEO, Twitter

Dennis Crowley
Co-founder, foursquare
Michael Dell

CEO, Dell, Inc.

Gil Elbaz

Founder, Factual

speaker speaker Vic Gundotra MC Hammer
Stephen Elop

CEO, Nokia

James Gleick

Author, The Information

Vic Gundotra

SVP Social, Google

MC Hammer

Co-founder and CEO, Alchemy MMA

speaker David Hornik Ted Leonsis Ross Levinsohn
Reid Hoffman

Partner at Greylock, and Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at LinkedIn

David Hornik

Partner, August Capital

Ted Leonsis

Founder & Chairman, Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Ross Levinsohn

EVP of Americas Region, Yahoo!

Andrew Mason Hilary Mason Mary Meeker Jeremie Miller
Andrew Mason

Founder, Groupon

Hilary Mason

Chief Scientist, bit.ly

Mary Meeker

Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Jeremie Miller

Founder, Singly & the Locker Project

Beatriz Perez Richard Rosenblatt Peter Vesterbacka Tim Westergren
Beatriz Perez

Chief Marketing Officer for North America, Coca-Cola

Richard Rosenblatt

Co-founder, Chairman & CEO, Demand Media, Inc.

Peter Vesterbacka

Mighty Eagle, Rovio / Angry Birds

Tim Westergren

Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Pandora

Anne Wojcicki Susan Wojcicki John Battelle Tim O'Reilly
Anne Wojcicki

Co-founder, 23andMe

Susan Wojcicki

SVP Advertising, Google

John Battelle

Founder & CEO Federated Media Publishing

Tim O’Reilly

Founder & CEO O’Reilly Media, Inc.

See the full, initial speaker line-up.

Data has taken center stage in the networked economy, so this year we’re using this core resource as the framing device to understand and discuss the future of the Web. For key points of control such as location, mobile platforms, gaming, content, social—who is winning and who is falling behind? Who is innovating and where are the opportunities?

Now in our eighth year, our goal with Web 2.0 Summit is to answer those questions through the most energetic and information-packed Summit you’ve ever experienced. Stick with us to get more exciting program and speaker news in the months to come.

As a friend of Web 2.0 Summit, take advantage and secure early pricing for your seat at this year’s event. Register now and save over 20%. Early registration ends June 6.

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Web 2.0 Summit returns to the Palace Hotel in San Francisco October 17-19, 2011. Sign up before all seats are sold out—as they always do.

Jaimey Walking Bear

UPDATE: The webcast was a great success. Thank you to all who participated!

Please join John Battelle and Tim O’Reilly for a free Webcast – “Points of Control: The Battle for the Internet Economy” on October 27 at 1pm PT.

More than any time in the history of the Web, incumbents in the network economy are consolidating their power and staking new claims to key points of control. It’s clear that the internet industry has moved into a battle to dominate the Internet Economy.


John Battelle and Tim O’Reilly will debate and discuss these shifting points of control as the board becomes increasingly crowded. They’ll map critical inflection points and identify key players who are clashing to control services and infrastructure as they attempt to expand their territories. They’ll also explore the effect these chokepoints could have on people, government, and the future of technology innovation.

Join us for this live broadcast taking place just weeks before Web 2.0 Summit begins and contribute to this important conversation. Be sure to visit the Points of Control map to see how John and Tim are visualizing the lay of the internet landscape.

ws-webcast-infoAccess to this webcast is available to registered participants at no cost. In order to provide you with this free service, you may receive additional information about Web 2.0 Summit and other events produced by O’Reilly Media and UBM TechWeb.

Jaimey Walking Bear

We want to thank everyone for your continued engagement with our popular Web 2.0 Summit Points of Control map. Every comment and point of  participation from each of you helps make it that much richer in content and experience! To celebrate the launch of the new Acquisition Mode on the map, we want to give you the chance to win a seat at Web 2.0 Summit 2010. The idea is simple – if you comment and/or give us your thoughts on industry acquisitions you’d like to see, you could win.

How it Works

  • Between now and October 27, visit the Points of Control map
  • Leave your comments on the map and  your acquisition suggestions in Acquisition Mode
  • On November 1 we’ll be choosing and posting our favorite comments and acquisition suggestions on a special page on this blog.
  • Look for that dedicated contest page here on the Web 2.0 Summit Blog during the week of November 1, and ending November 7
  • Vote for your favorite in each category. So two chances to win!
  • The top vote getter in each category wins a free pass to Web 2.0 Summit 2010!

NOTE: Make sure that when you sign up to post comments to the map, that we can contact you via Twitter or Facebook. We’ll be notifying the winners directly via those means on November 2.

Check back to this blog for more information as this contest unfolds. Good luck!

Jaimey Walking Bear

We recently launched a new feature on our popular Points of Control, the Map Acquisition Mode. Add your favorite company as a target for acquisition by one of the major players in the network economy, and see who else is being added — and debated — in real time.

Pose your acquisition smackdown by suggesting which takeovers — hostile or friendly — you’d most like to see. Should Apple grab up a social network to make Ping all that it’s promising? Do you still think Google will buy Twitter?

Other map features:

Territory Mode – click on company icons to view the history and significance of each company.

Movements – see which directions the major players are headed.

Comments – make your own observations and suggestions — right on the map. We listen to your feedback and make corrections based on the collective knowledge of this community.

Vote – support good ideas and voice your opinion about the bad ones.

Points of Control Map

Get Talking! Bring the conversation to Twitter using the #w2smap hashtag, or post directly to Twitter and Facebook from the map. The Web 2.0 battle rages on, so let’s explore, expand, and explain what your predictions are.

Jaimey Walking Bear

In addition to the cadre of leaders and global executives that make Web 2.0 Summit the premiere event that it is, one of the strengths of the program is also content variety. Not only do John and Tim deliver the hard hitting, in-depth conversations and panel discussions, but the 2010 program is once again buoyed by several High Order Bit rapid fire presentations:

  • Mark Pincus (Founder / CEO, Zynga)
  • Wim Elfrink (Chief Globalisation Officer, Cisco)
  • Mary Meeker (Managing Director, Morgan Stanley)
  • Andrew Mason (Founder / CEO, Groupon)
  • Katherine Savitt (CEO, Lockerz, LLC)
  • Brian Pokorny (CEO, Dailybooth)
  • Vinod Khosla (Principal, Khosla Ventures)
  • Steven Berlin Johnson (Author, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation)
  • Ron Conway (SV Angel)
  • Lisa Gansky (Author, The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing)
  • Susan Wojcicki (VP Product Management, Google)

If you’ve not been to Web 2.0 Summit before, we encourage you to request an invitation today. Check out these High Order Bit videos from the 2009 program:

Perennial Web 2.0 Summit favorite, Mary Meeker and The State of the Capital Markets, Version Six

Mark Pincus, Founder of Zynga, 2009 High Order Bit presenter; returning to deliver again in 2010:

Mike Schroepfer, The Infrastructure of Facebook

Check out the whole playlist of Web 2.0 Summit 2009 video for these and many, many more amazing discussions. We hope to see you in November!

Jaimey Walking Bear

We recently hosted our annual Web 2.0 Summit Premiere Dinner, to invite and gather Bay Area technology leaders, entrepreneurs and more – to help tell us which trends and innovations we should be paying attention to on this Points of Control landscape. As a preview of what to anticipate in November, we offer these conversations from the Foreign Cinema Cafe in San Francisco:

Jeremy Stoppelman of Yelp, confirmed to speak at Web 2.0 Summit 2010:

Ann Winblad, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners:

Matt Galligan of SimpleGeo, confirmed to speak this year:

Sy Choudhury of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies:

Tiffany Shlain, Founder of the Webby Awards:

Harry McCracken, Editor, Technologizer:

We hope that you can join us in November for Web 2.0 Summit. Attendance is by invitation only. Be sure to request yours today.

Jaimey Walking Bear

In preparing to this year’s Web 2.0 Summit program, we have cast a good sized net to bring in the industry leaders that are pioneering some of the most important innovations — at the chokepoints on the Internet economy landscape. Featured conversations in this year’s program center around some of these key points of control:

Day One – November 15, 2010

  • Commerce – A conversation between Scott Thompson (PayPal), Jack Dorsey (Square), and Michael Rubin (GSI Commerce)
  • Consumer Platforms – Discussing the convergence of operations, marketing, product and audience development, a diverse panel featuring Nikesh Arora (Google), John Hayes (American Express), and Yusuf Mehdi (Microsoft)

Day Two – November 16, 2010

  • Managing Hypergrowth – Susan Lyne (Gilt Group), Tony Hseih (Zappos.com), and Richard Rosenblatt (Demand Media), Inc. give an insider’s look at the innovative touches needed to manage hypergrowth on a global scale.

Here is some bonus footage of Rosenblatt, as part of a panel discussion at last year’s Web 2.0 Summit, discussing the future of content delivery with John Battelle, Dan Rosensweig, and Peter Guber:

We’ll provide more of these at-a-glance spotlights on the Web 2.0 Summit program between now and when the conference kicks off on November 15. We hope that you can join us. Attendance is by invitation only. Be sure to request yours today.

Jaimey Walking Bear

john-battelle-left-1With more than half a billion people actively using its service, Facebook clearly owns the dominant position in the crucial point of control we’ve come to call The Social Graph. Regardless of controversy, the company’s Open Graph protocol has been widely adopted, solidifying Facebook’s lead in social, and positioning the company to challenge Google’s dominance in both ad networks and search.

Google is certainly aware of the threat, and is both bolstering its Buzz offering and, according to many, preparing an all out response to Facebook code-named Google Me. Meanwhile, Twitter has consolidated its grip on what it calls the “Interest Graph,” a public version of the social graph based on what people are doing (and where). Twitter’s advertising platform, Promoted Tweets and Trends, is showing early promise, and will be rolled out to third party developers shortly.

Web giants Microsoft and Yahoo are taking different paths. Though in an advertising partnership with Facebook, Microsoft has yet to declare its social graph strategy — some believe its Xbox Live and IM platforms will play central roles. Yahoo has gone all in with Facebook, integrating the Open Graph deep into its massive site.

Insurgents and upstarts are eager to join the fray, with location based social networks such as Foursquare and Gowalla hoping to become the next big thing in social. And don’t forget the international players — TenCent, Baidu, and DST hold dominant positions outside the US.

At Web 2.0 Summit this year, we’ll discuss the social graph as a strategic territory. We’ll also cover related points of control such as mobile platforms, distribution, identity services and payment systems, location services, data transport, and advertising. Join the leaders of the Network economy in a three day conversation that promises to once again set the agenda for our ever-changing and fascinating industry. Request an invitation today and secure your seat.

Our Best,
John Battelle and Tim O’Reilly and the Web 2.0 Summit Team

Jaimey Walking Bear

Recently we posted about mobile as one of those strategic industry chokepoints that have the big companies and newcomers vying for control. At Web 2.0 Summit 2010, we’re bringing some of the foremost industry experts in to talk about the future control of the mobile space – including Ev Williams, Mary Meeker, Shantanu Narayen, and Mark Pincus, each of whom lit up the stage in 2009:

In addition to Mobile, we’re also tackling other major industry Points of Control including distribution, the social graph, identity services and payment systems, location services, data transport, and advertising ecosystems.

We hope you can join the conversation in November. Request an invite to Web 2.0 Summit 2010 today.

Jaimey Walking Bear

Perhaps the most heated battle in today’s Internet economy is the fight for mobile platforms. Mobile device shipments will surpass PC units by 2012*, U.S. ad revenues on mobile devices are streaking toward the billion dollar mark, and e-commerce purchases via mobile devices are booming (mobile e-commerce in Japan, for instance, brought in $200 million last year).

The battle in the mobile arena will inform the strategies of hundreds of companies and billions of dollars in market share. Will it be based on open or closed ecosystems? How will identity and security be managed? And how might mobile inform the current debate on privacy? At Web 2.0 Summit this year, we’ll examine these questions and look ahead to how the big players and newcomers are battling for both niches and vast new territories in mobile. Speakers that will be delving into the discussion around mobile points of control include:

  • Jack Dorsey, Square
  • Even Williams, Twitter
  • Mary Meeker, Morgan Stanley
  • Shantanu Narayen, Adobe
  • Susan Wojcicki, Google
  • Jeremy Stoppleman, Yelp

Looking beyond mobile, other hot topics for this year’s Web 2.0 Summit include distribution, the social graph, identity services and payment systems, location services, data transport, and advertising ecosystems. See the list of confirmed speakers, which we are constantly updating.

Web 2.0 Summit is returning to the Palace Hotel in San Francisco this year. Space is limited and attendance is by invitation only, so submit your request for an invitation today.

* Projections by Mary Meeker, alumni speaker and Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Research, June 7, 2010

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