Web 2.0 Summit goes beyond the Web (roundup)

This year's Web 2.0 Summit is hardly limited to the Internet. In addition to Web startups, featured speakers are talking about what to expect next from Dell, Foursquare, and even Angry Birds.

This year's Web 2.0 Summit is hardly limited to the Internet. Yes, there's plenty of chatter about Web startups. But featured speakers are also talking about what to expect next from Dell, Foursquare, and even Angry Birds.

Google's Vic Gundotra (left) and Sergey Brin (center) being interviewed by John Battelle at Web 2.0 Summit. James Martin/CNET

Sergey Brin: I was wrong about Google+

On stage with Google's head of social media, Vic Gundotra, the Google co-founder talks about the rocky start of the search giant's latest social play.
(Posted in Rafe's Radar by Rafe Needleman)
October 19, 2011 3:01 p.m. PT

Google+ to get brand pages soon

Google is set to open Google+ to everyone using Google Apps, including businesses.
(Posted in Digital Media by Paul Sloan)
October 19, 2011 2:55 p.m. PT

MC Hammer launches legit search engine

At the Web 2.0 Summit, the quintessential rapper, fashion icon, and occasional Web entrepreneur launches WIREDoo--a search engine that offers "deep search."
(Posted in Tehnically Incorrect by Chris Matyszczyk)
October 19, 2011 5:02 p.m. PT

Flipboard founder: We need more soul in Web content

Mike McCue, Flipboard's founder & CEO, spoke on bringing good design, typography, beauty and white space to Web content.
(Posted in Digital Media by Laura Locke)
October 19, 2011 2:18 p.m. PT

Kevin Rose demos Oink: Check-ins for things, not places

Tired of checking into your restaurant? Check into your hamburger instead. Then rate it!
(Posted in Rafe's Radar by Rafe Needleman)
October 19, 2011 12:37 p.m. PT

Google Analytics goes with the flow for visual oomph

Google Analytics users are about to be treated to two major new functions that should better explain traffic on their sites.
(Posted in Digital Media by Rachel King)
October 19, 2011 10:54 a.m. PT
Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley at the 2011 Web 2.0 Summit.
Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley James Martin/CNET

Mary Meeker: Other than the economy, things look pretty good

In her trademark style, venture capitalist Mary Meeker gave her read on the technology landscape and how it's interacting with the global economy.
(Posted in Rafe's Radar by Rafe Needleman)
October 18, 2011 3:35 p.m. PT

Foursquare moves toward ditching check-ins

Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley says the company's new passive alerting feature makes the app stickier.
(Posted in Rafe's Radar by Rafe Needleman)
October 18, 2011 12:39 p.m. PT

New bird coming to Angry Birds

Rovio GM Andrew Stalbow launches a new secret bird into Angry Birds franchise.
(Posted in Rafe's Radar by Rafe Needleman)
October 18, 2011 2:17 p.m. PT

HP's confusion is Dell's gain, says Michael Dell

Hewlett-Packard has potentially handed competitor Dell a huge opportunity to get ahead in enterprise computing solutions and services.
(Posted in Business Tech by Rachel King)
October 18, 2011 11:34 a.m. PT

Yahoo's Levinsohn: What problems? Let's talk about U2!

Yahoo Executive Vice President Ross Levinsohn says he's "incredibly bullish" about Yahoo because of its ability to personalize media for people.
(Posted in Digital Media by Paul Sloan)
October 17, 2011 4:46 p.m. PT

Chime.in: Do we need another social network?

Meet a new network that's less about socializing with people and more about sharing what you know--and maybe making some money along the way.
(Posted in Challengers by Harry McCracken)
• UberMedia's new social platform chimes in
October 18, 2011 10:21 a.m. PT

Twitter CEO: 250 million tweets a day--now what?

CEO Dick Costolo tells an audience at the Web 2.0 Summit that Twitter's key challenge is to separate the "signal from the noise.
(Posted in Digital Media by Paul Sloan)
October 17, 2011 9:22 p.m. PT

Sean Parker: Spotify to finish what Napster started

Napster's co-founder argues Napster paved the way for Spotify and other modern digital-music lockers.
(Posted in Business Tech by Rachel King)
October 17, 2011 3:54 p.m. PT
 

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