At D9, Windows 8 makes debut, and more (roundup)

The gathering of tech CEOs and other bigwigs also puts the spotlight on Twitter's new photo-sharing service, Google's social-networking efforts, HP's WebOS ambitions, and then some.

The gathering of bigwigs puts the spotlight on CEOs and other top execs from the likes of Microsoft, Google, Twitter, and Netflix.

<b>Windows 8, iOS 6 set for tablet face-off in 2012</b>

Microsoft says the next version of Windows will not be out this fall, making 2012 a better candidate. Will Apple be on iOS 6 by then?
• Windows 8 premiere raises more questions than answers
• Microsoft shows Windows 8 to hardware makers
(Posted in Apple Talk by Josh Lowensohn)
June 1, 2011 8:20 PM PDT

<b>Sinofsky shows off Windows 8</b>

President of Windows Steven Sinofsky demonstrates the next generation of Windows. "We tried with Windows 8 to re-imagine how you work with a PC," he said.
• Photos: Microsoft demos Windows 8 for tablets
• How the Windows 8 demo played out
(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)
June 1, 2011 4:18 PM PDT

<b>Adobe's Narayen dances around Flash's declining importance</b>

While Flash isn't the largest part of Adobe's business, it's of great interest to the tech leadership. Can Adobe maintain its position as a leader here?
(Posted in Rafe's Radar by Rafe Needleman)
June 2, 2011 9:52 AM PDT

<b>AT&T Mobility CEO: Shared data plan coming</b>

Ralph de la Vega is grilled on data connection and call quality. Also: why he thinks the T-Mobile merger is good for consumers, and a kicker--shared data plans for multi-device customers.
(Posted in Rafe's Radar by Rafe Needleman)
June 2, 2011 11:30 AM PDT

<b>Disney CEO: to sort of compete with Netflix, Hulu</b>

But having a multitude of content delivery options for its content "keeps people honest," CEO Robert Iger says in an interview at D9.
(Posted in Rafe's Radar by Rafe Needleman)
June 2, 2011 8:33 AM PDT

<b>Marc Andreessen: What bubble?</b>

Web browser inventor muses on technology cycles, power players in the industry, and the myth of the bubble.
(Posted in Rafe's Radar by Rafe Needleman)
June 1, 2011 8:57 PM PDT

<b>HP boss: We might license WebOS</b>

Leo Apotheker says that licensing his company's mobile OS to a phone maker like HTC is "certainly something we would entertain."
• HP boss Apotheker: It's good to be humongous
(Posted in Circuit Breaker by Erica Ogg)
June 1, 2011 12:37 PM PDT

Twitter launches own photo-sharing service

CEO Dick Costolo tells D9 crowd the goal is to "remove the friction" from adding photos. This and other new Twitter services will replace third-party apps for many users.
(Posted in Rafe's Radar by Rafe Needleman)
June 1, 2011 11:03 AM PDT

Groupon's Andrew Mason: I need to get my teeth cleaned

New Groupon Now service is designed to get people to do more impulsive commerce, including bowling and dental hygiene.
(Posted in Rafe's Radar by Rafe Needleman)
June 1, 2011 1:51 PM PDT
All Things Digital's Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher talk to Google Chairman Eric Schmidt at D9. Asa Mathat/All Things Digital

Is Eric Schmidt tech's most candid exec?

At AllThingsD conference, Google chairman shares numerous revelations about the company and himself, and proves that he is still a force at the company and a master at directing the public's attention.
• Eric Schmidt: 'Gang of four' rules tech
• Schmidt takes fall for Google's social shortcomings
• Get ready for Google's +1
(Posted in Media Maverick by Greg Sandoval)
June 1, 2011 8:32 AM PDT

Reed Hastings: Netflix vying for 'wallet share'

Netflix chief talks changes in video entertainment business, saying his company can't offer new releases as quickly as it would like. Plus: "Internet TV is the big story."
(Posted in Rafe's Radar by Rafe Needleman)
June 1, 2011 8:33 AM PDT

<b> Flip creator's new start-up: Grilled cheese meets iPhone</b>

Jonathan Kaplan, former CEO of the company that launched the popular Flip video camera, shows off his new start-up. It's a chain of high-tech grilled-cheese sandwich restaurants. No kidding.
(Posted in Rafe's Radar by Rafe Needleman)
June 1, 2011 10:04 AM PDT

<b> Fanhattan launches ultimate iPad movie app at D9</b>

There's nothing here you can't get elsewhere, but Fanhattan pulls it all together in a way nothing has before.
(Posted in Rafe's Radar by Rafe Needleman)
June 1, 2011 7:30 AM PDT

<b>Unboxing the D9 conference swag bag</b>

Everyone loves conference tsotchkes. But the goodie bag here at the D: All Things Digital conference is ridiculous.
(Posted in Rafe's Radar by Rafe Needleman)
May 31, 2011 3:43 PM PDT
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