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Web 2.0 Summit: Where tech worlds collide

roundup Software makers, social networks, and even hardware makers shake hands and link their products at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco.

Where do a software maker, a cable operator, and a home appliance maker come together? At an Internet conference, of course. The Web 2.0 Summit, going on in San Francisco now, brings together executives from all walks of life, who are shaking hands and linking their diverse set of products in new and interesting ways.

AOL: We're working on something big and secret

And CEO Tim Armstrong isn't going to tell you what it is yet--but it's something pertaining to the technology that powers its content network.
October 22, 2009 3:31 p.m. PDT

News Corp. digital chief: MySpace 'kind of stopped'

As the social site attempts a turnaround, the parent company's chief digital officer talked about how it lost its way. Whether it'll be able to get back on top is less clear.
October 22, 2009 1:02 p.m. PDT

Microsoft partners with Facebook, Twitter on search

Executives Qi Lu and Yusuf Mehdi debuted the Twitter integration at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. The Facebook partnership will come at a later date.
• Google strikes Twitter deal, too
• Hands-on with Twitterized Bing
October 21, 2009 11:43 a.m. PDT

MySpace blasts out new music features

An "artist dashboard," a music video library, and integration with iTunes were all announced by CEO Owen Van Natta at the Web 2.0 Summit conference on Wednesday.
October 21, 2009 4:39 p.m. PDT

Coming to Google Labs: Social search results

Content from your social network can show up in your Google search queries--as well as Twitter results--in the company's second announcement of the day.
October 21, 2009 4:20 p.m. PDT

Facebook COO: No PayPal killer, ad network--yet

The company is still in a phase of experimentation when it comes to payments and transactions on the social network's platform, Sheryl Sandberg says at the Web 2.0 Summit event.
• Video: Facebook COO sees economic models changing on the Web
October 21, 2009 3:03 p.m. PDT

Eight billion minutes spent on Facebook daily

Mike Schroepfer, vice president of engineering, gives some background at the Web 2.0 Summit about how the site stays afloat under the weight of 300 million users.
October 21, 2009 12:58 p.m. PDT

HP can't save print industry, but big props for trying

BookPrep and MagCloud are trying to modernize old-world print with an on-demand concept. Such streamlining will keep book and magazine printing afloat, if only for a while.
October 21, 2009 12:01 a.m.

Not much to tweet about in Twitter CEO talk

Evan Williams takes the stage at the Web 2.0 Summit but didn't disclose anything new about its revenue plans or new features--just the revelation that he used to have a really bad haircut 15 years ago.
• Video: Twitter CEO on why he turned down Facebook
October 20, 2009 5:35 p.m.

GE shows off pocket-size ultrasound scanner

At the Web 2.0 Summit, GE CEO Jeff Immelt shows off a piece of health care hardware: a tiny ultrasound device.
• Video: GE shows off mini ultrasound device
October 20, 2009 6:04 p.m.

Comcast CEO: We are not a dead duck

At Web 2.0 Summit, Brian Roberts previews new on-demand video features and insists his company has more in common with Web innovation than techies will admit.
October 20, 2009 3:30 p.m.