Videos of the Three Best Sessions at the Web 2.0 Summit

I spent the first half of the week at and around the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. This year’s edition felt a bit smaller than before, but it still attracted some of the key characters on and off the Web. If you weren’t there or didn’t tune in to the event’s first-ever full livestream, and want to catch up, here are some of the highlights, which have already been posted to the O’Reilly YouTube account.

Web 2.0 Summit: "Don't Stop Competing" Mock Video

Here’s another spoof music video, titled “Don’t Stop Competing,” shown at the Web 2.0 Summit conference in San Francisco today, using the go-to classic song “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey. The video makes fun of the increasing competition and rancor between and among the various power players of Silicon Valley these days–from Google to Apple to Facebook.

Viral Chart: The Web 2.0 Summit's "Points of Control"

Here is a cool chart from the Web 2.0 Summit–what the O’Reilly Media and UBM TechWeb conference is calling “visual representation” of its theme of “Points of Control: The Battle for the Network Economy.” As it is described on its Web site, the map (which is the brainchild of Web 2.0 impresario John Battelle) chronicles “these shifting points of control–strategic chokepoints on an increasingly crowded board.”

The Video I Forgot to Post From the Web 2.0 Summit Last Week

I blame post-election exhaustion for rendering me comatose after Tuesday, which is how this video I did at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco last week got stuck in my to-do-later pile. Well, it has since been fished out, including interviews with conference organizers, John Battelle and Tim O’Reilly, as well as Demand Media’s Richard Rosenblatt (who is apparently scared of me, which is just the way I like it) and Microsoft’s man-in-Silicon-Valley Dan’l Lewin.

Web 2.0 Summit: AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson

What is Net neutrality? This from AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, one of its staunches opponents, and the guy who paid Lent Scrivner & Roth LLC $100,000 to lobby against it in the first half of 2007. Onstage at Web 2.0 Summit, Stephenson again argues for a two-tiered Internet, rehashing the incumbent telecoms’ talking points. Net […]

Web 2.0 Summit: J. Craig Venter, Bio-engineer

Odd that the final day of Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco begins with a conversation with J. Craig Venter, a genetics pioneer whose idea of a Facebook app would be one that sequences your DNA and compares it with that of your friends. So what’s the founder of the Institute for Genomic Research doing […]

Kara Visits Web 2.0 Summit: Day 2

Here’s some more video from the halls of Web 2.0 Summit, which is taking place this week in San Francisco. Look to John Paczkowski of Digital Daily for liveblogging from the conference yesterday, which included appearances by Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer and eBay’s Meg Whitman. Today is the final day, with digital bigshots onstage like: AT&T’s […]

Web 2.0 Summit: Wireless Auction

John Battelle (conference programming chair and chairman and publisher of Federated Media Publishing), Ram Shriram (partner, Sherpalo), Thomas J. Tauke (Verizon Executive VP) and Martin Varsavsky (FON founder/CEO) take the stage to discuss the 700 MGHZ MHz spectrum auction and the battle over network neutrality. Shriram describes the 700 MGHZ MHz spectrum as beachfront property […]

Web 2.0 Summit: Gaming

Trip Hawkins, Founder & CEO of Digital Chocolate, and Robert Kotick, CEO of Activision, take the stage to discuss “core gaming” with Webb Alert host Morgan Webb. A bit slow getting started here, but Hawkins soon gets things moving by claiming traditional content is dead. We’re headed toward a world of immersive, social content, says […]

Web 2.0 Summit: Viacom President and CEO Philippe Dauman

John Heileman, contributing editor at New York magazine, begins the conversation with Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman by discussing the plan unveiled today to post Comedy Central’s “Daily Show With Jon Stewart” on the Web. As owner of Comedy Central, Viacom is seeking to spread the cable channel’s content on many platforms, thus creating a “richer” […]

Web 2.0 Summit: Panel on Facebook as a Platform

Discussion is led by entrepreneur and start-up adviser Dave McClure, with Seth Goldstein (CEO, SocialMedia.com), Ali Partovi (CEO, iLike), Keith Rabois (VP, Slide) and Lance Tokuda (CEO, RockYou) as panelists. McClure: How many of you in the audience think the Facebook platform announcement was the most important tech event of 2007? Smattering of hands. Clearly, […]

Web 2.0 Summit: Meg Whitman, eBay CEO

What an inopportune time for a conference appearance. As eBay CEO Meg Whitman takes the Web 2.0 Summit stage, eBay shares are trading down more than 6% amid concerns that the company’s core online auction business is slowing. Though eBay posted earnings yesterday that exceeded Wall Street expectations, its auction listings fell year over year […]

Web 2.0 Summit: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

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Kara Visits Web 2.0 Summit: Day 1

Here’s some video from the halls of Web 2.0 Summit, which is taking place this week in San Francisco. As you will see, it is quite the Bubblefest, with all sorts of geeky bonhomie and aspiring hopefulness of also landing a $15 billion valuation, as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg noted he was about to do […]

Web 2.0 Summit: News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch & MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe

How will Rupert Murdoch, head of the world’s largest media empire and soon-to-be-owner of Dow Jones improve The Wall Street Journal? Make it better in what it does now. Financial news. Add more national and international news. Kill the New York Times? “Yes, that would be nice.” Expand the culture section. How will he improve […]

Web 2.0 Summit: Revolution Money's Ted Leonsis and Jason Hogg

Now that Ted Leonsis, vice chairman of AOL and president of its “fast-growing” Audience business, has retired from his active management role, he’s got plenty of time to shill for his “Web 2.0 payment platform,” Revolution Money. It’s “PayPal meets MasterCard without the high fees,” says Leonsis, who claims Revolution will completely overhaul the online […]

Web 2.0 Summit: Google's Marissa Mayer

It is Google’s vision that these two core capabilities–reliable, unambiguous, computable medical data and safe systems for trust and authentication and controlled access–will dovetail with the consumer needs for discovery about everything in their health arena. As this rolls out and consumers truly can discover what is the state of the art and what they […]

Web 2.0 Summit: Google’s Marissa Mayer

It is Google’s vision that these two core capabilities–reliable, unambiguous, computable medical data and safe systems for trust and authentication and controlled access–will dovetail with the consumer needs for discovery about everything in their health arena. As this rolls out and consumers truly can discover what is the state of the art and what they […]

Web 2.0 Summit: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg

First impression of Web 2.0 Summit: The lobby of the Palace Hotel in San Francisco is like Costco on a Saturday morning. And the connectivity is horrifically bad. The Palace Hotel is like some vast black hole, sucking up all WiFi, EVDO and cellular signals into itself and leaving conference attendees like me bumbling about […]

Web 2.0 Summit: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg

First impression of Web 2.0 Summit: The lobby of the Palace Hotel in San Francisco is like Costco on a Saturday morning. And the connectivity is horrifically bad. The Palace Hotel is like some vast black hole, sucking up all WiFi, EVDO and cellular signals into itself and leaving conference attendees like me bumbling about […]

Digital Daily in the Wild: Web 2.0 Summit

I’ll be in San Francisco today through Friday covering the Web 2.0 Summit exclusively via Facebook status updates. … Kidding. Check back here later today for our coverage.

Mary Meeker: 81 Percent of Users of Top Web Sites Are Outside the U.S.

The U.S. contributes much of tech innovation but fewer of its users, Mary Meeker said in her periodic rapid-fire macro-view of the tech industry presented today.
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Microsoft's Qi Lu Talks About Bing (and Confirms Facebook and Twitter Real-Time Data Deal) at Web 2.0

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 Facebook and Twitter to integrate real-time information into Microsoft’s Bing search service. BoomTown broke the news of those deals earlier today. Top Microsoft exec Yusuf Mehdi did a demo of the new tweet-powered search for Twitter; the Facebook integration is to come later.
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Federated Media Will Search for New Leader Says Founder and CEO Battelle (Plus a Web Squared and Double-D Video!)

John Battelle, the founder, chairman and CEO of Federated Media Publishing, told his staff this morning that he will begin a search for a new top exec to take the company into its next stage of growth. In a post on the FM Web site, Battelle said that he was not leaving the San Francisco-based company and wrote that the new exec–whose title could be CEO–would report to him.
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The Web 2.0 Show Must Go On, Right?

On Wednesday, about 1,000 of the tech industry’s elite will begin schmoozing at a three-day conference here on Web 2.0 technologies, in what is now a vastly different business climate than a year ago. At the onset of the Wall Street meltdown, many in Silicon Valley seemed to have their heads in the sand. But in recent weeks, with lightening speed, venture capitalists are suddenly preaching to their portfolio companies to cut costs, generate revenues and become profitable, fast, or die.